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Come chat with City planners about draft City-wide Zoning Bylaw

November 3, 2016 -

City of Kingston planning staff invite you to come chat about the draft City-wide Zoning Bylaw at one of a number of upcoming Zoning Chats.

"We know Kingstonians are interested in zoning – and the introduction of the draft of the City-wide Zoning Bylaw makes this the perfect time to sit down and talk about what's in the draft, answer zoning questions and get feedback from the public," says Laura MacCormick, project manager, planning, building and licensing.

The first draft of the City of Kingston's new City-wide Zoning Bylaw is now available online at www.CityofKingston.ca/NewZoningBylaw.

Drop by to speak with City planning staff during any of these Zoning Chats:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 8 – 3 to 6 p.m. at 1211 John Counter Blvd.
  • Saturday, Nov. 12 – 10 a.m. to noon at Joyceville Station, 1648 Joyceville Rd.
  • Friday, Nov. 18 – 8 a.m. to noon at 1211 John Counter Blvd.
  • Sunday, Nov. 20 – 9 a.m. to noon at INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd.
  • Thursday, Nov. 24 – 8 a.m. to noon in John Counter Room, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.
  • Monday, Nov. 28 – 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Glenburnie Fire Hall, 1485 Unity Rd.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 30 – 6 to 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.
  • Monday, Dec. 5 – 2 to 6 p.m. in John Counter Room, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 7 – 4:30 to 8 p.m. at Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 13 – 8 a.m. to noon, 1211 John Counter Blvd.
  • Saturday, Dec. 17 – Noon to 3 p.m., Gore Rd. Fire Hall, 211 Gore Rd.

Right now, the City has five zoning bylaws regulating property-use in Kingston. Once completed, the City-wide Zoning Bylaw will guide how people use land and buildings – and what kinds of buildings can be built where.  Zoning bylaws outline permitted:

  • Types of buildings.
  • Location.
  • Building height.
  • Property size.
  • Parking and other amenities and features.

To see the existing zoning bylaws, go to www.CityofKingston.ca/business/planning-and-development/zoning.

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. 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 call the strategic communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.