Postmedia outlet the Vancouver Sun previews material to be shown at tonight’s open house for this planning process.

Date and time

January 25 2017, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


281 Industrial Ave (Enter off of Southern Street)


More space for more jobs; more homes; more transportation options on a busy 450 acres near downtown Vancouver.


Thanks to Matt Robinson. The Flats, which extends east from Main Street to Clark Drive and south from Prior Street to Great Northern Way, is one of the largest industrial areas remaining in the city. It’s jammed with rail lines, populated by hundreds of businesses, and has some of the most expensive industrial land in the region — second only to that in Mount Pleasant.

The city wants to increase employment floor space in the area to 11 million square feet, from 5.4 million, and pave the way for as many as 22,000 more workers (many of them at the new St. Paul’s hospital and new Emily Carr University campus), according to information boards that staff will take to residents at an open house Wednesday at 231 Industrial Ave.