Industrial land in Vancouver is a valuable part of the city. Protecting these industrial spaces will keep jobs and important services within city limits.
ONECITY'S PLAN TO PROTECT AND IMPROVE INDUSTRIAL LANDS:
- Protect existing industrial and commercial land to reduce environmentally devastating sprawl and ensure that there are good jobs available within the City of Vancouver.
- Expand the "Eco Industrial Park" concept, where waste products from one process are inputs for another. There has been some adoption of the Eco Industrial Park in Metro Vancouver, but there is the potential for much more widespread adoption.
- Create a "Living Wage Zone" in the expanding False Creek Flats Industrial area - a zone where industries are required to pay their workers a living wage.