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Marine Gateway survey shows quiet support from two-thirds of residents

September 16th, 2010 · 31 Comments

The Marine Gateway proponents have released a survey on what the Marpole community thinks of the proposal for the large complex being planned for Marine and Cambie, which currently includes a very tall residential tower, a smaller office tower, a plaza surrounded by retail, a daycare, and a cineplex.

The proposal has been generating significant public protest (250 people at the public meeting last night, says my source Coun. Ellen Woodsworth) and concern from people like the city’s former assistant director of planning, Trish French.

Here is the survey for all to peruse. Yes, the sharp-eyed will notice that it has been done by Stratcom, Vision Vancouver’s preferred pollster. As well, I have looked through and cannot find the number of people surveyed or how it was done (phone or internet), though the margin of error is calculated at 4.7 per cent plus or minus.

In spite of that, I am not surprised or disbelieving to hear that there are residents in the community who support it. Public meetings advertised as being a gathering of those concerned about a building project will draw those who are concerned. Those who support it will likely not turn up just to get into an argument with everyone. There’s nothing in it for them.

But I’m interested in your comments or analysis.

Final Marine Gateway survey

Oh, and here is a revised survey that shows the numbers of people interviewed and methodology, which Stratcom put in after seeing the earlier post.


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