Fourth Plain Church of the Nazarene looks to partner with a developer to build a 30-home subdivision on its property in east Vancouver.
Building committee chairman Rodney Soft emphasized that the Christian church isn’t trying to become a developer. The end goal is a new sanctuary, but financing such a project is difficult.
So, Fourth Plain Church of the Nazarene is using what it has: land. The church started with about 15 acres and sold 7 acres. With those proceeds, it bought about 8 acres just east of the church. It looks to sell a few more acres and partner with a developer to maximize the land’s value.
“We’re definitely not doing building,” Soft said.
A pre-application submitted to the city of Vancouver outlines a three-phase development where 30 single-family homes are constructed, then a 20,000-square-foot church and then 13 additional lots with single-family and live/work units. PBS Engineering and Environmental drew up the plans.
Soft said the church would like to build a bigger facility to keep worshippers and Sunday school children in the same building rather than separate ones.