A 57-storey tower planned for the corner of Burrard Street and Nelson is scheduled to have a public hearing this Tuesday (July 18).
The residential development proposed by the First Baptist Church of Vancouver and Westbank Project Corp. would be built around a church that the religious organization has operated on the northwest corner of that intersection for more than 100 years.
According to a June 2017 council report, the development proposal drafted by Bing Thom Architects would consist of two towers built alongside the church. The 57-storey segment would include 311 market-rate condo units and a second, seven-storey tower would bring 61 social-housing units to the neighbourhood. The stone church would also receive seismic upgrades.
The proposal, which covers two addresses, 969 Burrard Street and 1019-1045 Nelson Street, would also come with a number of community amenities, including a daycare, a community kitchen, and gardens.
The public hearing will take place at City Hall beginning on July 18 at 6 p.m.