Industrial Retail Zoning

Innovation Economies are Unique to Each City — Industrial Retail Zoning

In 2017, the City of Vancouver made significant changes to the industrial zoning policy in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. The primary intent was to maintain the historic, production, distribution and repair role of the area while unlocking additional capacity for office space and redefining what industrial means in an innovation economy.

Innovation economies are unique to each city. In Vancouver, it means specialized manufacturing and technology prototyping, creative production industries like industrial design and graphic arts, and technology-driven industries like digital enterprise and media production.

Some examples of industrial uses within the innovation economy include:


  • Bakery Products Manufacturing
  • Clothing Manufacturing
  • Dairy Products Manufacturing
  • Food or Beverage Products

Manufacturing - Class B:

  • Furniture or Fixtures Manufacturing
  • Information Communication Technology


  • Jewellery Manufacturing
  • Leather Products Manufacturing
  • Printing or Publishing
  • Shoes or Boots Manufacturing


  • Animal Clinic
  • Catering Establishment
  • Photo finishing or Photography Laboratory
  • Production or Rehearsal Studio
  • School - Vocational or Trade
  • Wood Products Manufacturing - Class B