The Town of Gibsons is a community with a population of around 4,500 on the Sunshine Coast, little more than an hour by ferry and car from Vancouver. The historic Harbour Area of the town offers the character of a quaint fishing village surrounding a bustling wharf and harbour The Town of Gibsons commissioned Matrix as the lead consultant to prepare a Vision for the Harbour Area responding to the concerns and aspirations of the community with reference to character, scale, density, movement etc, in an economically viable and sustainable way. Public workshops and a three day design charette led to the presentation of a Vision for the Harbour Area in December of 2009. Matrix is currently engaged in the 2nd phase of the planning project: a series of quantitative technical and economics investigations aimed at at preparing amendments to the Official Community Plan to guide the implementation of the Vision. Gibsons Harbour Area Plan