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Industrial yard spaces in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg is the largest and capital city of the Canadian province of Manibota located on the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine river. Advanced manufacturing is one of the key industries of Winnipeg with transportation manufacturing taking the lead [1].

Zoning By-law:

There are two bylaws currently being enforced in Winnepeg, Manibota. Winnipeg Zoning By-law 200/2006 applies to all areas of the city outside of the Downtown Winnipeg Zoning Bylaw 100/2004 boundaries [2]. The downtown area is not reserved for industrial development.

Industrial (Manufacturing) zone:

According to zoning bylaw 200/2006 [3], there are four zones reserved for industrial development in the city: MMU Manufacturing Mixed-Use, M1 Manufacturing Light, M2 Manufacturing General, and M3 Manufacturing Heavy.

Manufacturing Mixed-Use (MMU): Manufacturing Mixed-Use (MMU) District seeks to integrate industrial and commercial activities as well as to accommodate adjacent industrial areas such as wholesale and business service establishments, industrial parks, and limited retail and personal service establishments.

Manufacturing Light (M1): Production, processing, service, storage, wholesale, and distribution operations will all be handled within the manufacturing's Light manufacturing (M1) district. Some limited outside storage is also permitted.

Manufacturing General (M2): Manufacturers General (M2) provides processing, manufacturing, distribution, logistics, and storage services, along with some limited outside operations and storage.

Manufacturing Heavy (M3): Manufacturing Heavy (M3) is intended for heavy manufacturing, storage, major freight terminals, waste and salvage, resource extraction, processing, transportation, and large utilities, especially those that require a large number of large buildings or heavy truck traffic, or neighborhood nuisance that will need substantial mitigation.

Location of Industrial zones

Industrial zones are located in the areas of St. James Industrial, west of Tyndall Park, Inkster industrial park, a neighborhood of regent and Whittier, and in the are Trascona yards [4].

Industrial yard development standards for MMU, M1, M2, and M3 zone.

  • There is no minimum lot area requirement.

  • There is no minimum lot width requirement.

  • The minimum front yard should be 20 ft for zone MMU, while 25 ft for zone M1, M2, and M3.

  • The minimum rear yard can be 0 ft.

  • The minimum corner side yard should be 20 ft for zone MMU, while 15 ft for zone M1, M2, and M3.

  • The maximum height of the building should be 85, 50, 100, and 150 ft for MMU, M1, M2, and M3 zone, respectively.

  • The maximum floor area ratio should be 2 and 3 for zone MMU, M1, M2, and M3, respectively.

Location of Industrial yards

Following are the locations of a few industrial yards located in the city:

Constriction yards: Construction yards can be located in surrounding areas of 1687 Dugald Rd, 2 Hoka St, 90 Hoka St, 1755 Dugald Rd, 29 Terracon Pl, 65 Fournier St, and 727 Mission St.

Salvage Yards: They can be found on 474 Panet Rd, 440 Oak Point Hwy, and 1144 McDermot Ave.

Automobile industry: They are located on 1575 Dugald Rd and 615 Mission St Unit 17.

Manufacturing yards: Manufacturing yards can be mostly found in the areas surrounding 57 Dawson Rd, 700 Mission St, 185 Dawson Rd N, 360 Dawson Rd N, and in great numbers in the area of St. James Industrial.