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Kitsilano Salvation Army thrift store to be redeveloped into rental housing

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Kenneth Chan Feb 22, 2018 9:10 pm 1,583

The Salvation Army’s thrift store at the southwest corner of the intersection of West 4th Avenue and Cypress Street in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood will be replaced with rental housing.

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Rositch Hemphill Architects is seeking a rezoning to turn the 10,500-sq-ft property at 1906-1918 West 4th Avenue into a five-storey mixed-use building.

Location of the Kitsilano Salvation Army Thrift Store redevelopment. (Rositch Hemphill Architects)

Kitsilano Salvation Army Thrift Store

Artistic rendering of the Kitsilano Salvation Army Thrift Store redevelopment. (Rositch Hemphill Architects)

It consists of 32 secured market rental units, including one studio unit, seven one-bedroom units, 18 two-bedroom units, and six three-bedroom units. On the ground level, there will be four retail units totalling 4,746 sq. ft., with storefronts facing West 4th Avenue.

Two levels of underground parking will contain 43 stalls.

Kitsilano Salvation Army Thrift Store

Artistic rendering of the Kitsilano Salvation Army Thrift Store redevelopment. (Rositch Hemphill Architects)

Overall, the project has a total floor area of 33,000 sq. ft., providing it with a floor density ratio (FSR) of 3.13.

The project is being considered under the City of Vancouver’s Secured Market Rental Housing (Rental 100) Policy.

Kitsilano Salvation Army Thrift Store

Artistic rendering of the Kitsilano Salvation Army Thrift Store redevelopment. (Rositch Hemphill Architects)

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Kenneth Chan
National Features Editor at Daily Hive, the evolution of Vancity Buzz. He covers local architecture, urban issues, politics, business, retail, economic development, transportation and infrastructure, and the travel industry. Kenneth is also a Co-Founder of New Year's Eve Vancouver. Connect with him at kenneth[at]dailyhive.com

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