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Learn about City-wide Zoning Bylaw at open house

October 12, 2016 -

The first draft of the City of Kingston's new City-wide Zoning Bylaw will be presented at an open house 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

"We know there is a lot of interest in the community about the City-wide Zoning Bylaw and how it can support growth that will keep Kingston functional, livable and beautiful.  We look forward to hearing from residents on this draft," says Greg Newman, manager, policy planning.

After being presented at the open house, the draft will be available for online input starting October 27 at www.CityofKingston.ca/GetInvolved.

Come review the draft City-wide Zoning Bylaw's key topics and preview its sections.  There will be a brief presentation to offer an overview of background of the work that went into the first draft at 6:30 p.m., but you may drop in any time during the evening.

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
  • Building units
  • Property size
  • Parking and other amenities and features

To see the current 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. 

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Media contact: For more information call the strategic communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.