6 million bucks probably stabilizes for the long term what they already have as an architectural assembly, and gives a little bit extra to build a new entrance, or a new gallery ... but the likelihood that the remainder of the money will arrive is low, and thus the "glass crystal" will probably never get built.
It's difficult, if not impossible to procure 24 million additional dollars for an art gallery in a city where over two thirds of the population has never even visited ... indeed, there are likely many CRD residents that don't know where the Art Gallery is located.
The ridiculous part is that the 30 million dollar investment is planned for a residential area (Rockland) on a piece of property about 5-8 times too small to create a proper exhibition space. Their plans to expand the existing property strongly betray the Art Gallery Board of Directors belief that they won't receive the full 30 million dollars necessary to complete their vision.
If they thought the $30 million was a done deal, they'd be shopping around for a new location.
Centennial Square (tear down the parkade), Rock Bay, Ships Point ... pick your spot - ALL would make a better choice than a residential street in far Rockland, as far away from tourists and visitors as you could get and still be in the City, and with a grand total of around 12 parking spots, with the streets reserved for residential parking only.
It's a ridiculous location to dream of investing $30 million in an art gallery ... and thus a ridiculous project to even invest the initial $6 million bucks in.
Edited by Cassidy, 18 June 2018 - 08:24 AM.