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Okotoks one of first communities to use VR for development

September 14, 2020

The Town of Okotoks has introduced an innovative service for potential investors to envision what their businesses could look like on available Town land.

The Town has worked with VRchitect to create a virtual reality tour of potential development on Town-owned land in Okotoks’ industrial area where viewers can literally see how they can become part of Okotoks’ future.

“A picture is worth a thousand words, and this virtual tour of Okotoks’ potential future tells a compelling story for investors,” said Colleen Thome, economic development manager. “While the video is an artist’s impression, it provides a vision to inspire developers.”

The virtual reality tour focuses on several Town-owned lots in the east end of Okotoks that are available for light industrial development. There are several options on how visitors can tour the sites. A simple animated video is available on the Town’s website, while those interested in having a more immersive experience can download an app that allows them to manipulate the scenes from day to night, and move through the landscape at a street level or aerial viewpoint.

A complete virtual reality experience will be available at the Municipal Centre once COVID-19 restrictions have lifted and it is possible to provide the public with VR glasses.

“This is part of the Town’s commitment to promote economic growth through innovation and collaboration with our business community,” said Thome.

Check out the animated video:


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Town of Okotoks