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Archeological study to begin at Byron Lot

November 9, 2017 -

The City of Kingston is set to conduct a more in-depth archeological study of the Byron Lot on Queen Street near Montreal Street next week. This is one of many studies planned for the lot, all aimed at determining the feasibility of this location as the site of a potential parking structure.

"Our initial tests indicated we need to do more archeological investigation. This will involve drilling additional bore holes and making test pits. We need to patch the surface once the study is completed," says Sheila Kidd, director of transportation. "This additional work is expected to take one month. Permit parkers who use the lot have been relocated to accommodate this work."

The City is studying the site from many perspectives, including: heritage, transportation, land-use planning, site-servicing and natural environment. Study findings will be considered along with other key elements of the potential parking structure – including parking capacity, amenities, safety, security and asset-life management – to develop a recommendation for the site.

See the City's downtown parking options: www.CityofKingston.ca/Parking.

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