The Heron’s Landing sculpture that was donated to the City of Nelson last summer will finally have a place to land.
The City passed a recommendation at Monday’s city council meeting from the Cultural Development Commission that the heron be located at Heritage Point in Lakeside Park.
“I think we’re comfortable with that choice as long as the physical assessment is positive we will be happy to see it go forward,” said city councillor Donna Macdonald.
The Heritage Point was one of three options available for the community to vote for.
“I think that all three of the locations that were proposed would have been excellent and I guess from the presentation that people could see on the website that one looked best, but I think they were all really find choices,” she said.
Macdonald said she kind of liked the option that had the heron nestled in the trees.
“What needs to happen next is for our public works staff with someone from the Cultural Development Commission to go and have a closer look at the site and make sure that it is physically feasible to do it there and that it’s not going to be unusually expensive for some reason that we couldn’t observe by standing there looking at it,” said Macdonald.
She was unable to specify when exactly the heron might land, but said, “whenever staff has a chance to do that assessment we’re pretty much ready to go.
“We’ve identified that there is some money remaining in the waterfront reserve so we have the money to do it it’s just a matter of getting it into the work plan once that has been confirmed.”
Kelowna artist Jock Hildebrand created Heron’s Landing.
It was originally commissioned by Kelowna condominium complex, but plans fell through and Hildebrand began offering the sculpture to several municipalities.