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Metro Van­cou­ver In­dus­trial Land

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The de­vel­op­ment of the Re­gional In­dus­trial Lands Strat­egy was a col­lab­o­ra­tive process guided by the In­dus­trial Lands Strat­egy Task Force be­tween 2018 and 2020. The Task Force in­cluded rep­re­sen­ta­tives from some Metro Van­cou­ver mem­ber ju­ris­dic­tions, the Provin­cial Gov­ern­ment, Tran­slink, the Port of Van­cou­ver, and the pri­vate sec­tor. The Sur­rey Board of Trade pro­vided in­put into this strat­egy as well. The fi­nal­ized Re­gional In­dus­trial Lands Strat­egy was ap­proved by the Metro Van­cou­ver Board in July 2020.

In­dus­trial lands are cru­cial to sup­port­ing a pros­per­ous, sus­tain­able re­gional econ­omy, and to pro­vid­ing space to ac­com­mo­date the in­dus­trial ser­vices needed in our grow­ing re­gion.

The Re­gional In­dus­trial Lands Strat­egy es­tab­lishes a vi­sion for the fu­ture of in­dus­trial lands across Metro Van­cou­ver to the year 2050, and pro­vides a set of rec­om­men­da­tions to guide a broad range of stake­holder ac­tions to achieve that vi­sion. As iden­ti­fied in the Re­gional In­dus­trial Lands

Strat­egy, the main chal­lenges fac­ing Metro Van­cou­ver’s in­dus­trial lands are:

1. A con­strained land sup­ply

2. Pres­sures on in­dus­trial lands

3. Site and ad­ja­cency is­sues

4. A complex ju­ris­dic­tional en­vi­ron­ment

In re­sponse to the chal­lenges fac­ing in­dus­trial lands, the Strat­egy in­cludes 34 rec­om­men­da­tions with ten pri­or­ity ac­tions, or­ga­nized around four ‘Big Moves’:

1. Pro­tect re­main­ing in­dus­trial lands

2. In­ten­sify and op­ti­mize in­dus­trial lands

3. Bring the ex­ist­ing land sup­ply to mar­ket & ad­dress site is­sues

4. En­sure a co­or­di­nated ap­proach

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