Issue #1 St Matthew's Redevelopment June 2016
St. Matthew’s United Church is a vital part of the St Clair West Community. Our building use demonstrates how we live out our faith. For more than 20 years we have been home to a wide variety of activities catering to the diverse needs of the community. Our building has never been busier.
However, we have some realities which must be addressed, among them the cost of maintaining and upgrading a building constructed in 1924.
On June 29, 2016 we issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to a select group of property developers to assess the possibility of renovating the interior of the church, currently located under the red roof. To make this financially viable, St Matthew’s is also entertaining the sale of the parking lot to the east of the main building and the land immediately south of the red roof, currently occupied by the south end of the St Matthew’s complex. In keeping with our mission, we are looking at developers who are interested in building housing that is inclusive and caters in part to those in need of an affordable place to live.
Should this process provide a viable path forward, St Matthew’s will look to hold both congregational and broader community information sessions, probably starting in October/November 2016
We invite you to checkout our website (www.smufuture.com) for the most current information on our project.