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Employment Lands and Economy Review

We’re developing a long-range land use policy plan to ensure we have an appropriate supply of land for businesses and jobs to support the future growth of our economy.

Why now?

Vancouver has a limited supply of commercial and industrial land. Today, about half of all jobs in Vancouver are located on 10% of our land base.

As the population continues to grow, our economy will need to keep pace. Understanding the current capacity of Vancouver’s employment lands, along with the future demand for job space, will be essential to ensuring a strong and diverse economy for future generations.

The Employment Lands and Economy Review will examine all of Vancouver’s employment sectors across the city, including office, commercial, retail, and industrial uses. It will build on Vancouver’s strengths and look at issues such as the intensification and densification of our employment lands.

The review will help inform the next Regional Context Statement (RCS), required by the Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy 

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The Employment Lands and Economy Review is scheduled to take place in two phases:

  • Spring 2019 - winter 2020

    Phase I

    Identifying economic challenges, demand scenarios, and gap analysis

  • Winter 2020 - summer 2020

    Phase II

    Policy development and recommendations

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