Project Description

Our Community Bikes (OCB) is a non-profit community bike shop in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. The lease on OCB’s current storefront is set to expire in the medium term and the organization contracted Hessey to complete a facility plan to support a future relocation. The facility plan was prepared with the intent of supporting the following:

  • Communicating to prospective landlords and funders about OCB including critical information about OCB’s mission, mandate, programs, and operations;
  • Exploring the context of a commercial leasehold relocation as it related directly to OCB’s needs in order to mitigate project risk; and
  • Creating a facility proposal to document the projected space requirements for a relocation based on current OCB space use.

About Our Community Bikes

Since 1993, Our Community Bikes (OCB) has operated a storefront along Vancouver’s Main Street. OCB promotes the use of bicycles as a healthy, affordable, and environmentally sound form of transportation. They offer education in mechanical skills to empower people and enable their access to community services and opportunities.

Project Goal: Work in collaboration with OCB to both build their local commercial real estate capacity and to develop and deliver a facility plan to be used as the foundation of the search for their next permanent location.


Our Community Bikes
Grayson Bain, Reconcile Business Solutions
Jeff Bryson, Bikeroom
McConnell Foundation Innoweave Funding Program



Project Type 

Pre-design Services


Hessey paired with OCB as a coach fully funded under the McConnell Foundation Innoweave Program. Innoweave pairs non-profit organizations with expert coaching support to build their capacity to understand and implement tools for social innovation.