Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Frank Gavidia on the Olivia

 Frank Gavidia's take on why the Olivia is the most important issue this election (watch with subtitles)

Here Frank shows what the Olivia would look like right next to the neighbors, and in our downtown. One challenge with the renderings provided by the developer is that they do not show context. There are no houses present and they don't reflect the surrounding area. In order for the developer to show the project most favorable to themselves, they left out Stranahan. 

But because the developer's drawings lack context they aren't valuable in assessing the visual impact these structures may have especially on the nearby residents that will be most impacted.

A pullback rendering that is done with the actual houses shown in the picture, the actual street shown in the picture, that's valuable because it adds relevant context.