A couple of weeks ago, Gibsons Alliance of Business and Community raised a 17-foot long blimp in the air above the site of the proposed George hotel on the waterfront in Gibsons Landing in order to demonstrate the height of the project.
We took several steps to ensure we had correct heights, and we have a written description of this on our website at www.gibsonsalliance.com. Since we raised the blimp on June 26, we have received a great deal of positive feedback and the main sentiment we are hearing from citizens and neighbours is very simply gratitude. The rhetoric around the height of this development has left many people confused and frustrated over the last nine months and we are very happy to have figured out a way around the developer’s PR spin to do something fun, that is totally clear for people to see with their own eyes.
We feel that the good folks of our community deserve to see for themselves just how tall this precedent-setting project would actually be, without the developers marketing filter applied to images and height descriptions. We send out big thanks to the many people who helped out with this project, with time and energy and money, and to our community as a whole, for seeing this demo for what it is — a much needed opportunity to inform and engage on a serious issue in a good way.
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