City of Vancouver, Railtown I-4 District, Public Hearing
“Tech is accommodated in the I-4 zoning by the addition of Creative Products Manufacturing which allows for a broad range of uses including large corporate head offices and boutique digital companies.” City of Vancouver, Railtown I-4 District, Public Hearing
In May 2017, the City of Vancouver created the new I-4 zoning specifically for Railtown in order to support the evolving creative economy and to allow for the design of products in both physical and digital forms.
In addition to typical light industrial uses, the zoning allows for Creative Products Manufacturing (“CPM”) which includes the use of the premises for the creation, development, prototyping and ancillary marketing of products produced in a physical or digital form. As further clarified by the City of Vancouver, CPM accommodates producers and makers of a range of goods including virtual product production such as website and software design. In short, the zoning for Maker Exchange allows for most types of hi-tech users.
An Administration of Creative Products Manufacturing (CPM) Uses
– Railtown I-4 (Historical Industrial) District zoning.