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Vancouver’s Newest Business Improvement Area

The Crossing

The Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association defines Hastings Crossing as the Downtown Vancouver area along Hastings Street from Richards Street east to Gore Avenue with portions of Cambie, Cordova, Dunsmuir, Hamilton, Main, Pender, and Powell streets.

There is no actual physical crossing except from East to West Vancouver, a divide that has influenced city culture, economics, and politics. Hasting CrossingThe crossing is also temporal, says the association, into a new era as community groups, planners, and political leaders question and challenge established ways of doing business. Hastings Crossing is a business community for creativity, enterprise, and innovation. More than 650 businesses and property owners in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside comprise this creative and innovative community of entrepreneurs.

 

The association takes a leadership role in managing change to a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable Downtown Eastside local economy, meeting local business needs with community organizations that foster a vibrant, diverse area for all whether here daily or just one day.

The Mission

The association mission is to promote and support member business and property owners, to advocate for their interests, and to contribute to the social, cultural, and economic well-being of the Hastings Crossing area. Driven by strong social and environmental values, the association dedicates itself to the authentic urban culture of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Hasting CrossingThe Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association works and cooperates with City of Vancouver planners and staff of elected leaders and with community groups, nonprofits, and local businesses to create and support initiatives to improve the condition of the local economy, management of the urban domain, and stewardship of the natural environment. The association supports removal graffiti and street debris, commercial and cultural events, and market strategies to draw consumers to area businesses.

The Heritage

Hastings Crossing has hundreds of innovative software designers, web developers, and other creative services, cozy cafes, fashionable restaurants, retail stores, professional services, social enterprises, and post-secondary educational institutions. The Carnegie Community Centre, Vancouver’s first library and one of its most beautiful neoclassical buildings, and Vancouver’s original city hall are in Hastings Crossing among scores of other heritage buildings.

Hastings Crossing enjoys a high concentration of artists. The Simon Fraser University School for Contemporary Arts and the Vancouver Film School draw musicians, actors, fashion designers, and entrepreneurs eager for a creative urban culture.

Information Links:

hxbia.com
http://vancouver.ca/green-vancouver/hastings.aspx
http://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/dtes-local-area-plan.aspx

The Challenge

Hasting CrossingHastings Street between Main and Cambie can be a study in contrasts of wealth and poverty. The challenge for the business improvement association is to revitalize the neighbourhood with new investment without displacing residents of modest means. All property owners inside association boundaries pay an annual contribution of $0.40 per $1,000 of assessed property commercial value to support the association’s programs. On paper, there are more than 300 businesses in the area, but only 70 have participated actively the association started in April 2011.

The association pursues an inclusive development model for future prosperity of the area, which, it argues, must not be gentrified traditionally by demolition, reconstruction, and displacement of the poor. The association’s pursuit may seem quixotic in a world where big money always seems to have the last say, but a former city planning director says social inclusion is a smart business strategy: Hire local people and help them make money so they can buy your products and afford your services and keep money in the community.

New Hasting Crossing Live MLS Listings

Hasting Crossing Neighborhood in Vancouver, BC

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  • 1901 E HASTINGS Street in Vancouver: Hastings Home for sale in "GRANDVIEW" (Vancouver East) : MLS(r) # R2171120

    Main Photo: 1901 E HASTINGS Street in Vancouver: Hastings Home for sale in "GRANDVIEW" (Vancouver East)  : MLS(r) # R2171120
    $3,588,888
    Land Only
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2171120
    The transformation of the Hasting corridor and the proximity to Vancouver Downtown core makes it Vancouver's most sought after "hot bed" for development. Features: Retain and hold the property for future assembly peak potential. 200 feet of frontage, 96000 feet build able. Rooftop deck with mountain and city views. Mixed use current zoning. Potential within Grand view Woodland Plan for an FSR of 4 through assembling 200 Feet of Hastings frontage. Current tenant at $4700 per month More details
    Sutton Grp-West Coast (Brdwy)
  • 2054 PANDORA Street in Vancouver: Hastings House for sale in "HASTINGS" (Vancouver East) : MLS(r) # R2168097

    Main Photo: 2054 PANDORA Street in Vancouver: Hastings House for sale in "HASTINGS" (Vancouver East)  : MLS(r) # R2168097
    $2,800,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2168097
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,340 sq. ft.
    Central location in a thriving neighborhood. Steps away from the Drive and Hasting Village. This property is to be sold in combination with 2040 Pandora Street, also listed. Potential to build up to 12 units. Please verify with City of Vancouver. Excellent development opportunity. Currently tenanted. Please do not go on property and do not disturb tenant. More details
    RE/MAX City Realty
  • 2040 PANDORA Street in Vancouver: Hastings House for sale in "HASTING" (Vancouver East) : MLS(r) # R2168103

    Main Photo: 2040 PANDORA Street in Vancouver: Hastings House for sale in "HASTING" (Vancouver East)  : MLS(r) # R2168103
    $2,800,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2168103
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    3,632 sq. ft.
    Central location in a thriving neighborhood. Steps away from the Drive and Hasting Village. This property is to be sold in combination with 2054 Pandora Street, also listed. Potential to build up to 12 units. Please verify with City of Vancouver. Excellent development opportunity. Currently tenanted. Please do not go on property and do not disturb tenant. More details
    RE/MAX City Realty
  • 2349 E GEORGIA Street in Vancouver: Hastings House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS(r) # R2181788

    Main Photo: 2349 E GEORGIA Street in Vancouver: Hastings House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS(r) # R2181788
    $2,788,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2181788
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,100 sq. ft.
    Location!Location!Location!A very beautiful single house in Vancouver, just renovated and upgraded to 7 bedrooms and 3 bathroom, 1 kitchen and 1 laundry on main and above floor. Steps to Templeton Secondary School and Templeton Park Pool,5 minutes driving to PNE Forum, Pacific Coliseum and Hastings Racecourse and 10 minutes to Downtown Vancouver. Very good opportunity to live and investment. More details
    New Coast Realty
  • 1517 FRANCES Street in Vancouver: Hastings House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS(r) # R2170081

    Main Photo: 1517 FRANCES Street in Vancouver: Hastings House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS(r) # R2170081
    $2,550,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2170081
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,861 sq. ft.
    Attn Developers and Home Renovators. RM4 zoning invest opportunity! 2 bdrms on main, 2 up and 1 bdrm ste in bsmt. Right across Woodland Park. Central location in the Hastings East neighborhood, Convenient to shops, school, rest, public trans. Minutes to China town and down town. More details
    New Coast Realty
  • 430 LAKEWOOD Drive in Vancouver: Hastings House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS(r) # R2137994

    Main Photo: 430 LAKEWOOD Drive in Vancouver: Hastings House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS(r) # R2137994
    $2,490,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2137994
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,919 sq. ft.
    INVESTOR ALERT!! Character/Revenue property, 2919 SF, with extensive renovations and upgrades on a 44’x99’ Corner Lot (flanking lane) is the perfect holding property for investors, owner-occupiers, or shared ownership. As part of the newly designated Grandview-Woodland Community Plan this exceptional investment potential property falls into the New RT-4 Zoning. Three bedrooms upstairs with a renovated kitchen, large living and dining rooms. Downstairs features a self contained in-law suite with three bedrooms, a family room, kitchen, den and more. Loads of storage. This property is a must see! More details
    Sutton Grp-West Coast (Brdwy)
  • 2349 E PENDER Street in Vancouver: Hastings House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS(r) # R2169023

    Main Photo: 2349 E PENDER Street in Vancouver: Hastings House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS(r) # R2169023
    $2,400,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2169023
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,955 sq. ft.
    LAND ASSEMBLY. Welcome to the East Village! The Grandview-Woodland OCP has this land being rezoned for multifamily development. With a close proximity to trendy East Hastings, views of the North Shore mountains, and easy access to Downtown Vancouver, this land development is a can't miss! Contact us for details and an information package. **DOUBLE EXPOSURE, ALSO AVAILABLE AS COMMERCIAL LAND, #C8012572** More details
    RE/MAX 2000 Realty
  • 2337 E PENDER Street in Vancouver: Hastings House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS(r) # R2169014

    Main Photo: 2337 E PENDER Street in Vancouver: Hastings House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS(r) # R2169014
    $2,400,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2169014
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    2,179 sq. ft.
    LAND ASSEMBLY. Welcome to the East Village! The Grandview-Woodland OCP has this land being rezoned for multifamily development. With a close proximity to trendy East Hastings, views of the North Shore mountains, and easy access to Downtown Vancouver, this land development is a can't miss! Contact us for details and an information package. **DOUBLE EXPOSURE, ALSO AVAILABLE AS COMMERCIAL LAND, #C8012566** More details
    RE/MAX 2000 Realty
  • 2325 E PENDER Street in Vancouver: Hastings House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS(r) # R2169001

    Main Photo: 2325 E PENDER Street in Vancouver: Hastings House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS(r) # R2169001
    $2,400,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2169001
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,506 sq. ft.
    LAND ASSEMBLY. Welcome to the East Village! The Grandview-Woodland OCP has this land being rezoned for multifamily development. With a close proximity to trendy East Hastings, views of the North Shore mountains, and easy access to Downtown Vancouver, this land development is a can't miss! Contact us for details and an information package. **DOUBLE EXPOSURE, ALSO AVAILABLE AS COMMERCIAL LAND, #C8012565** More details
    RE/MAX 2000 Realty
  • 2387 E PENDER Street in Vancouver: Hastings House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS(r) # R2168988

    Main Photo: 2387 E PENDER Street in Vancouver: Hastings House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS(r) # R2168988
    $2,400,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2168988
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    2,080 sq. ft.
    LAND ASSEMBLY. Welcome to the East Village! The Grandview-Woodland OCP has this land being rezoned for multifamily development. With a close proximity to trendy East Hastings, views of the North Shore mountains, and easy access to Downtown Vancouver, this land development is a can't miss! Contact us for details and an information package. **DOUBLE EXPOSURE, ALSO AVAILABLE AS COMMERCIAL LAND, #C8012567** More details
    RE/MAX 2000 Realty
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Listing information last updated on June 29, 2017
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