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See, hear, and learn about industrial lands in the Mt Pleasant area of Vancouver! Mount Pleasant was first a residential neighbourhood in the 1930s and became industrial when zoning for the area changed. There is now pressure for introducing additional uses with new industry / commercial activities such as the high tech sectors.
The eclectic area has lost a number of manufacturing jobs over the last few decades, yet it still has a number of residential houses that remain. You’ll see examples of innovative multi-level industrial buildings combined with other employment uses, you’ll hear from an industrial lands planner expert / connoisseur, and you’ll learn about how light industry can fit into an urban form.
We hope this walking tour will engage participants in discussions of 'what is industrial' and 'what uses are supportive and compatible or conflicting with this type of use'.
Meeting Spot: Plaza in front of Home Depot at Cambie Street and W 8th Ave
After the tour: Let's continue the conversion! Join us for an optional social with Eric at a nearby brewery!
About the Tour Leader
Eric Aderneck is a Registered Professional Planner (RPP, MCIP) with the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC).
Over the past two decades, his diverse experience includes working for the public and private sectors in the Metro Vancouver region through a number of different capacities including planning policy, real estate development, consultant, and instructor.
Eric is well-versed with industrial, employment, and economic issues in the Metro Vancouver region and across British Columbia, and currently leads the industrial lands portfolio at the Metro Vancouver Regional Government. He has worked on various projects that entailed comprehensive reviews of industrial lands best practices with a focus on economic and market conditions and regulatory issues that impact industrial development patterns and intensification potential, operating within a context of constrained land supply.
You can find out more about Eric's work here: