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City considers updates to the Parkland Dedication Bylaw and acquisition policy

Oct. 28, 2015 –

The City of Kingston is considering updates to its Parkland Dedication Bylaw and its Natural Areas and Parkland Acquisition Policy.

The Parkland Dedication Bylaw outlines the rates for dedicating parkland to the City as a condition of new land development and redeveloped areas. The Natural Areas and Parkland Acquisition Policy lays out a guiding mechanism for the kinds of natural lands or parkland the City may consider acquiring.

There are four main themes the Parkland Dedication Bylaw update proposes to address: heritage developments, secondary suites, buffer land and private open space easements. The Natural Areas and Parkland Acquisition Policy amendment proposes to add a framework for rating the quality of potential waterfront lands for acquisition.   

Residents – and especially those in the building community – are invited to review the proposed updates to the bylaw in more depth at www.CityofKingston.ca/city-hall/bylaws/parkland-dedication and offer input by Tuesday, Nov. 10 to Chanda Sames at csames@cityofkingston.ca or 613-546-4291, ext. 3250.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality - - ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, communications officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.