The George

Aquifer Protection and the George
The Town has followed an extensive and exhaustive review process to ensure that the Gibsons Aquifer will be protected once the George Project gets underway. This video summarizes the results of this review and explains how the site clean-up and subsequent construction process will take place so that our Aquifer remains safe at every stage of site development. We have also provided responses to a number of Frequency Asked Questions about Aquifer Protection.

George Hotel and Residences Development Application
The George Hotel project received approval of the requested Official Community Plan amendment and Zoning Bylaw amendment on October 6, 2015. Over the past two years the project has worked on further details and review, in preparation for start of construction. All necessary Town Development Permits have now been issued and the project is ready to start construction. This web page will continue to provide regular updates on the status of this significant project. It is anticipated that the works for the project will start in the summer or fall of 2017.Status Update (August 2017)

Building Permit ready The Building Permit is ready to be issued once the developer decides to proceed, probably sometime in the summer or fall of 2017.

The Town Development Permits (see further down this page) and Building Permit allow for the following next steps:

  1. Demolition of remaining structures
  2. Remediation of Site Contamination
  3. Ground improvement in preparation of construction
  4. Start of construction

Development Permits issued

Development Permit for Form and Character (DPA5)Issued June 1, 2016
Environmentally Sensitive Areas Development Permit (DPA2)Issued August 1, 2017
Geotechnical Hazards Development Permit (DPA1)

Issued August 8, 2017

Aquifer Protection Development Permit (DPA9)

Issued August 1, 2017

Project description, drawings:
The project includes the following:

  • 39 residential units
  • 116 hotel rooms
  • Conference centre, including spa, pools, lounge / café (level 1)
  • Waterfront restaurant on a proposed pier in the Gibsons Harbour
  • underground parking stalls
  • New waterfront public walkway, along the shoreline as well as public access to part of the proposed pier
  • Inclusion of a portion of Winn Road as part of the development site and providing a public plaza that will retain public access to the waterfront

The following link provides a copy of the approved design of the buildings:

The Town and the applicant have entered into a Development Agreement, that outlines conditions and commitments that have been agreed to for the process of detailed design and for construction.

For detailed information about this proposed development, please review the documents in the Reports and Related Documents section below.

Reports and Related Documents

Timeline review process Links to Reports and Documents from the Review Process
July 31, 2017
July 11, 2017
June 20, 2017
June 20, 2017
April 18, 2017
July 19, 2016
May 17, 2016
Oct. 14, 2015
Oct. 6, 2015
Oct. 1, 2015
Sept. 24, 2015

Sept. 15, 2015
July 28, 2015
July 21, 2015
June 16, 2015
May 12, 2015
September 30, 2014
July 15, 2014
June 3, 2014
March 25,   2014

Appendix A to staff report – Design Package for Rezoning, Marked up with Changes in response to Advisory Planning Commission Recommendations, dated 2013-12-20

  • Part 1 General
  • Part 2 Floor Plans etc.
  • Part 3 Elevations etc.
  • Part 4 Views and Shadowing
  • Appendix B to staff report – Landscape Design and Drawings, PMB Landscape Architects, dated 2013-09-24 and 2013-10-09
January 14,   2014
November 15, 2013
  • Minutes Advisory Planning Commission meeting with recommendations
November 12, 2013
July 23, 2013

 Contact Information 

Town of Gibsons
Director   of Planning
Lesley-Ann Staats
tel: 604-886-2274
email: lstaats@gibsons.ca
Town website: www.gibsons.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TownofGibsons
Applicant Klaus Fuerniss Enterprises Inc.
c/o Art Phillips, Planning Consultant
email: a.phil@eastlink.caProject website:
www.georgegibsonshotel.com