Drew chats with BuzzBuzzHome about church planning and architecture

SvN Principal Drew Sinclair was interviewed by BuzzBuzzHome on SvN’s planning and architectural work with churches. The interviewed was captured on video and can be viewed here.

Some of the topics that Drew touches on are:

  • How churches can be converted for community and residential uses to make revenue for themselves
  • Partnership opportunities with non-profit groups and social agencies that provide churches with revenue
  • Challenges of planning for church conversions
  • How redevelopment of a church for community use impacts the property’s value or real estate activity in the neighbourhood.
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We undertake site analysis studies, from site scale up to secondary plan scales.  We work with developers and public agencies such as Build Toronto and Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation to complete due diligence and Highest and Best Use Studies for their lands. 
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