Adaptive Reuse Program
The Adaptive Reuse program provides targeted assistance to property owners of existing buildings that present significant challenges to redevelopment. This includes but is not limited to historic buildings, buildings located on brownfield sites, and long-vacant buildings that are out of compliance with existing code.
There are three components to the program:
- Individualized technical assistance and prioritized access to City programs
- Monitoring of progress toward completion of redevelopment goals
- Educational opportunities for other local property owners after redevelopment is complete
This program supports business development in two key ways: (1) It helps spur improvement of owner-occupied spaces, where the building owner is also the business owner; (2) It helps spur improvements to existing commercial spaces, increasing the inventory of ready-to-lease commercial space and decreasing the need for substantial upfront tenant improvements from the business owner. Eligible properties must be located in Vancouver City Center/Downtown or the Fourth Plain Corridor Subarea. Please see the Adaptive Reuse Program Factsheet linked below for more detailed information.
Rebecca Kennedy, Adaptive Reuse Program Manager
Teresa Brum, Economic Development Director
Revitalizing Vancouver: New Program Targets Vacant Properties, Vancouver Business Journal
Transformation for Downtown's Schofield Building, Vancouver Business Journal
Adaptive Reuse Program Factsheet (791 KB)