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Additional meeting set to accept input on proposed new building project parking ratios for Williamsville, downtown and harbour areas

July 5, 2016 -

Due to a high level of expressed interest, the City of Kingston has added a second public meeting date on proposed updates to parking ratios for building projects in the Williamsville Main Street, downtown and harbour areas and the Cash-in-Lieu of Parking Bylaw.

Residents and builders can now choose to come at one of these two meetings on the subject:

  • 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13 at Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.
  • 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 14 in Meeting Room C at the INVISTA Centre.

Organizers ask that you RSVP by Friday, July 8 by emailing LeighAnn Hoegi at lhoegi@cityofkingston.ca.

Builders are required to supply a certain number of parking spaces for a site under development. The public meetings will consider how to fairly apply parking ratios to address the potential parking demand associated with greater use of Kingston's downtown and Williamsville areas.

The proposed updates outline suggested parking ratios that are appropriate for the types of redevelopment expected in these areas and reflect active transportation options, such as transit, cycling and walking.

The updated parking ratios will provide a basis for an updated Cash-in-Lieu of Parking Bylaw and offer an additional opportunity for builders to meet the number of parking spaces required for their building site. 

The City's planning division and transportation services department have been working with the consultant MMM Group to finalize the proposed updates to the bylaws which will change a number of the parking ratios required by City zoning and expand the City's Cash-in-Lieu of Parking Bylaw's scope and area.

An information report on this effort will go to the planning committee at its July 7 meeting and the associated reports will be made available ahead of the meeting on the planning committee's page at www.CityofKingston.ca.

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