Live-work options in light industrial areas: District of Sechelt
Notley, Matthew James
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The purpose of this research is to determine options for the District of Sechelt to allow for housing in light industrial zones. Light industrial areas in a community are generally not considered desirable neighbourhoods for residential development, with the exception of caretaker or security housing. However, a new approach that recognizes the compatibility of light industrial land uses with housing as live-work is evolving and can provide residents with a unique lifestyle. This study provides research into all aspects of live-work with a specific focus on light industrial/residential combinations. Three case studies provide different perspectives on mixed-use zoning. Given the changing nature of uses on industrial lands, new forms of zoning can offer a wider range of options to urban residents.