Arts Factory Opens

2015 Arts Factory opens

Description
The city opens new renovated shared space for professional artists in Second World War building at 281 Industrial Ave. in the False Creek Flats.

Significance
The Arts Factory is the first architectural project in Vancouver to benefit from a 2013 bylaw change allowing artist studio spaces as a primary function in an industrial area and is an example of what the city can do with underused buildings in its real-estate portfolio. The building will need to be rezoned to host gallery events. (???)

 

Sources
http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/arts-factory-real-estate-vancouvers-professional-artists?page=0,2
http://vancouver.ca/news-calendar/city-announces-launch-of-new-creative-space-with-the-arts-factory.aspx