First Place

Lookout Emergency Aid Society
188 East 1st Ave., Vancouver
New Construction

First Place achieved LEED Gold certification in October 2015.

Terra has been providing development management services to Lookout since 1993 and again worked with the Society to see the successful completion of this project in 2012.  As with Lookout's other residential communities, the goal is to create a setting that supports residents' efforts to achieve and maintain great stability and independence.  On-site lifeskills programs at First Place include roof-top gardening, walking club, health clinics and social activities such as movie nights and coffee hours.

First Place, which officially opened on October 9, 2012, provides 129 studio units of housing with integrated support services for people who have a history of homelessness and who have few housing options.  Priority is given to individuals who live in the Mount Pleasant or Downtown Eastside areas and includes those who many live with chronic health conditions such as mental illness and/or addictions.

The ground floor has commercial rental space managed by the City of Vancouver.