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City invites residents to Density by Design sessions aimed at developing a policy for mid-rise and tall buildings

April 11, 2019 -

The City of Kingston is inviting residents with an interest in how the City grows and intensifies to participate in one of a number of upcoming Density by Design information sessions.

"We know there is great interest in having a community conversation about mid-rise and tall buildings. Come talk with us about growing urban Kingston!" says Andrea Gummo, project manager. "We are seeing applications for more and taller buildings in Kingston. These sessions allow us to hear about your priorities as they relate to building design and how design impacts our community – and they offer an opportunity to introduce various building design features and concepts that may not be common knowledge."

Why Does Design Matter?

Participants will see two short presentations – Design Basics and Why Design Matters. These will be followed by a question and answer period. Participants will then engage in breakout sessions to discuss priorities.

Please register at www.CityofKingston.ca/DensitybyDesign to participate in one of these sessions (each session is limited to 40 participants).

Monday, April 29

  • 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd.

Tuesday, April 30

  • 9:30 – 11 a.m. Gore Road Fire Hall, 211 Gore Rd.
  • 6:30 – 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

Thursday, May 2

  • 10:30 a.m.  – 12 p.m. in Memorial Hall
  • 3:30 – 5 p.m. at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge St.

Input will be used to develop draft policies to guide the development of  mid-rise and tall buildings for the benefit of builders, so they better understand what is expected when they make planning applications, and for the benefit of the community as a whole.

See where buildings are being proposed in Kingston in our Development and Services Hub (DASH): www.CityofKingston.ca/DASH