New retail and homes proposed for former Topanga Cafe site

Apr 15 2020, 4:16 pm

A modest development could fill a vacant site near the southeast corner of the intersection of West 4th Avenue and Bayswater Street in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood.

Formosis Architecture has submitted a development application for 2906 West 4th Avenue, which was previously the building of Topanga Mexican Cafe, until it burned down in 2018.

The application calls for a 51-ft-tall, four-storey building with 2,500-sq-ft of ground-level retail space, plus 16 residential units within the upper levels. The unit mix is 13 studios and three one-bedroom units.

2906 West 4th Avenue Vancouver

Site of 2906 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver. (Google Maps)

2906 West 4th Avenue Vancouver

Site of 2906 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver. (Formosis Architecture)

There will be 13,597 sq. ft. of total floor area, creating a floor space ratio density of 2.37 times the size of the 5,744-sq-ft lot.

There is no underground parking, rather just three vehicle parking stalls and one loading space will be provided in the laneway. The underground level will be used for service and storage.

2906 West 4th Avenue Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 2906 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver. (Formosis Architecture)

2906 West 4th Avenue Vancouver

Artistic rendering of 2906 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver. (Formosis Architecture)