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Community invited to attend a workshop for the Central Kingston Growth Strategy

July 11, 2019 -

The City is inviting residents to attend one of two consultant-led workshops on the Central Kingston Growth Strategy (CKGS). The public workshops are scheduled for Thursday, July 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario Street. The content of both sessions will be the same.

The City's project team, including consultants from WSP will be seeking feedback from residents on:

  • As-of-right development permissions within the various neighborhoods and zones identified in the study areas, while determining which elements should remain, change or be included in the new framework to preserve neighborhood character;
  • Proposed intensification areas, based on the identified intensification criteria; and,
  • The form and scale of intensification that may be appropriate within intensification areas and key measures which are appropriate for transition between the proposed intensification areas an existing neighborhoods.

"These sessions are an important next step in the conversation about Kingston's future growth," says Paige Agnew, director of planning, building and licensing for the City. "With help from residents, the Central Kingston Growth Strategy can create a framework that preserves what is valued by the community while identifying appropriate locations and forms for accommodating future growth in central Kingston." 

The CKGS aims to create a policy and regulatory framework to guide infill and intensification in the central area of the city. The study area for the strategy includes the residential areas of central Kingston, except for the area that will be covered by the North King's Town Secondary Plan, the Kingston Provincial Campus Secondary Plan, the downtown core and the Princess Street Corridor (including the Williamsville Main Street).

To learn more, visit www.CityofKingston.ca/CKstrategy