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City seeks input on second draft of Official Plan Update

October 5, 2015 –

Now is your last chance to comment on the plan that shapes our city! Review and comment for-the-record on the second draft of the Official Plan Update from Oct. 5 to Nov. 5 at www.CityofKingston.ca/OPupdate.

"We have had fantastic input from the public so far this year on the Official Plan Update and this second draft reflects their comments.  Now, we want to make sure everyone takes the opportunity to take a look at this draft and make sure we got it right.  This is the time to go on-the-record with your comments about the changes to the Official Plan," says Paige Agnew, director of building, planning and licensing. 

The public meeting for the Official Plan Update, which is held to meet Planning Act requirements, will be held on Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. The second draft of the Official Plan Update will be available at www.CityofKingston.ca/OPupdate. The document will also be available for viewing between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday until Nov. 5 at the planning and development department at 1211 John Counter Blvd. and at the Central, Isabel Turner, Kingscourt and Pittsburgh Branches of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. 

The Official Plan is more than a document: it shapes our city by guiding where new shopping areas are located, new buildings are built, how the waterfront is developed and how our heritage assets are protected. 

The Official Plan is reviewed every five years as required by the Planning Act. It can be amended by the City to reflect changing circumstances or new priorities for resource protection, growth or redevelopment.

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. Our vision – to become Canada's most sustainable city – focusses our efforts on: environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality.

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.