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Industrial Land Use Marketability Studies


Assessments of industrial land capacity and future industrial land needs for a community. These studies include:


  • Demographic and socio-economic analyses

  • Population and employment projections

  • Economic base analyses

  • Industrial land use needs and demand projections 

  • Industrial land utilization analyses

  • Public consulting, workshops and surveys

  • Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis

  • Economic development strategies

  • Action plan for the short-term, mid-term and long term

Some of our recent studies include:

Regional Industrial Land Supply and Demand Study

Regional District of Nanaimo, BC (2013)

Urbanics along with Golder Associates conducted the Regional Industrial Land Supply and Demand Study for the Regional District of Nanaimo. The study’s main objective were:

  • To support a strategic approach to employment lands planning, marketing, and implementation

  • To evaluate compliance with the regional sustainability goals

  • To create a more economically resilient region 

  • To reduce reliance on fossil fuels and minimize emissions and waste generated by industries 

Industrial Supply demand study

Salt Spring Island, BC (2013)

The study examined the current capacity of industrial lands and estimated the expected future demand (short, medium and long term) for industrial land on the Island. The study included:

  • Identification and inventory of all existing industrially-zoned land and facilities on the Island

  • Assessment of location characteristics of industrial zoned lands

  • Identification of the form and type of industrial use that may require industrial zoned land

  • Identification of industrial zoned land requirements over the next 25 years


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