Preserving Industrial Areas for Jobs

Only 10% of the City of Vancouver, B.C. isn't zoned for residences, and that 10% holds 50% of the city's jobs. Planning director Brent Toderian says it is imperative to preserve the remaining industrial land for employment.
May 17, 2011, 11am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Vancouver's downtown densification process has been so successful that it has put pressure on nearby waterfront areas to densify as well. A new regional growth strategy is aimed at preserving the industrial land for jobs rather than homes.

Jeff Lee reports:

"Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan, chairman of Metro's regional development committee, said the region's non-residential land is under attack. "Anytime a developer can get [approval] for residential ... there's huge profits to be made. It's about money. Creating jobs comes second to people making a profit off residential property.""

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Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 in The Vancouver Sun
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