Physical model of 1040-1080 Barclay St rezoning. Two towers proposed (57 and 60 storeys), gargantuan density at 21.87 FSR

Vancouver’s Urban Design Panel reviewed a rezoning proposal for two towers at 1040-1080 Barclay Street (West End) on June 8th, 2022. The architect is Perkins + Will, on behalf of developer Bosa Properties.  The physical model of the proposal was still on view at City Hall a few days ago. We’ve included a few photos of the model for future reference. The context model shows that a total of 5 tall towers might eventually be built on the block between Barclay to Nelson and Thurlow to Burrard Streets (the Patina at 42-storeys was completed a little over a decade ago, while 57-storey ‘The Butterfly’ luxury tower by Westbank is currently under construction and slated for completion in 2023).

At a total floor area of 946,391 sq. ft. (87,923 sq. m) the proposed tower at 1040-1080 Barclay has a Floor Space Ratio of 21.87. The fact that this application is being considered at all is due to the West End Community Plan, adopted in 2013. The vast majority of West Enders had no idea what was in store, as the City’s plans for this area only were made public in the last few weeks before the Council decision. Further details about this rezoning proposal are available in our previous post. See also the City’s official rezoning web page for this application here – https://shapeyourcity.ca/1040-1080-barclay-st.

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