An astute reader spotted models at city hall of Westbank's "divine" tower proposal for the First Baptist Church on Burrard at Nelson street.
The upcoming 56 storey tower will be high-end, aimed at the luxury market with mostly two bedroom and larger units. Penthouses will make a splash with rooftop pools and hot tubs. Buyers can expect prices per square foot similar to Vancouver House, another luxury development, also by Westbank.
Aurmon Developments (developers of Raffles on Robson, R&R) are proposing a new 12 storey condo building at West 2nd Ave. and Wylie St. in the Olympic Village/South East False Creek neighbourhood.
The lot at 371 West 2nd Ave., across from the Maynards development & Petsmart, is one of last remaining vacant lots on the north side of the street and is currently home to a community garden.
Westbank's ambitious condo and social housing proposal for the site of the First United Church at Burrard and Nelson streets is set to make a major impact on downtown Vancouver's skyline. Not to worry heritage lovers, the church will be restored and seismically upgraded. The new condo tower appears to blend into the church, and is even inspired by it with its 'organ pipe' design.