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Broker Event for Railtown's Newest Strata Building: BENCH

An Opportunity to buy into the Centre for Innovation & Commerce in the Railtown Design District

Colliers Vancouver, in partnership with Brian Roche and the Rendition team, hosted a broker event at the historic Settlement Building in Railtown, Vancouver, BC. The event included food, drinks, and industry professionals from all over the city. Laurie Schmidt, the zoning consultant on the project made a special appearance to discuss I-4 zoning.

The topic of conversation was around the neighbourhood’s I-4 zoning which can accommodate office and light industrial uses including design, digital production and creative product manufacturing. The retail space can operate as a restaurant, brewery, coffee roaster or showroom, among other uses. The I-4 zoning provides exceptional opportunity for creative, tech, design and fashion companies looking to situate their business in Vancouver’s Innovation & Design District alongside other established brands.

While some businesses have had questions about Railtown’s new I–4 zoning, Laurie was able to demonstrate the variety of allowed uses and how they relate to Vancouver’s evolving tech and design landscape. One question that Laurie addressed was “What exactly is creative product manufacturing?”. He was able to explain the large variety of tech uses that can fit the zoning, which includes but not limited to SaaS, Gaming, AI, and Fintech.

In addition, Laurie spoke about past projects where he was able to navigate the I-4 zoning and ultimately help businesses obtain approval through the city.

For direct questions about the project, please contact the sales team below.

For More Information, Please Contact:

Adam Mitchell

Vice President | Industrial


Adam joined Colliers International in 2011 and specializes in assisting landlords & occupiers of industrial properties across Metro Vancouver with their corporate real estate strategies. Adam focuses his time on the Burnaby, Tri-Cities and Vancouver markets ensuring his clients have access to unparalleled local market knowledge. In addition, Adam also leverages his education and experience in marketing to assist institutional and private landlords market their space for lease and sale. He is known by his clients for his work ethic, attention to detail and client first approach, ensuring the client’s needs are always at the forefront.

Adam's specialties include:
Landlord representation
Tenant Representation
Owner-user sales
Strata Sales and Project Marketing

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