Public hearing for 57-storey Burrard Street tower scheduled for July 18

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      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 First Baptist Church of Vancouver purchased the lot it occupies today at Burrard Street and Nelson in 1904 for the price of $4,000, according to its website.
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      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.

      A a proposal for 969 Burrard Street includes 57-storey tower and a seven-storey building.
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      The public hearing will take place at City Hall beginning on July 18 at 6 p.m.

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