We’re getting a closer look at one of the most exciting upcoming projects in downtown Vancouver: The Butterfly by Westbank at 969 Burrard Street.
The 57-storey tower will be constructed in a parking lot behind the First Baptist Church at Burrard and Nelson, and will contain 331 market condominium units.
An exclusive agent preview was held Monday night at the presentation centre for the Butterfly, located in the Shaw Tower.
The Community Amenity Contributions (CAC) for the project, valued at $91.3-million — one of the city’s largest — will go towards a full seismic upgrade and restoration of the church, and a new social housing building with 61 units. New church multipurpose spaces, including a 37-space child daycare, gymnasium, counselling centre and offices will also be included as part of the proposal.
The majority allocation of the CAC — $65.3 million — will go to the City of Vancouver for strategic priorities in the West End that include community and civic facilities, parks and open space, childcare, transportation and affordable housing.
The design of the tower, by Bing Thom Architects, is said to be inspired by organ pipes. Construction, which will occur in two phases, is scheduled to begin in May 2018, with full completion anticipated for late 2022.