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Notice of a Public Meeting Regarding a Proposed Amendment to the City of Kingston Official Plan

July 15, 2014 -

A Public Meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

Purpose and Effect of the Proposed Amendment: To implement the recommendations of the Commercial Policy Review of the Rideau Community Secondary Plan (June 2014).

A review of the commercial structure and policies in the Rideau Community Secondary Plan is being undertaken by the Planning and Development Department to address a resolution of Council from its meeting of December 3, 2013. The Commercial Policy Review of the Rideau Community Secondary Plan was completed in June 2014 by Sorensen Gravely Lowes Planning Associates Inc. in association with urbanMetrics Inc.

Key Map

The following is a summary of the proposed changes to Section 10B, Rideau Community Secondary Plan in the City of Kingston Official Plan:

  • Deletion of the Shopping Centre Commercial, Neighbourhood Centre, and Village Centre designations and removing references to these designations throughout the Rideau  Community Secondary Plan;
  • Replacing the Shopping Centre Commercial policies with site-specific Neighbourhood Commercial policies for the existing Barriefield Centre property;
  • Introduction of the District Commercial designation for the Rideau Town Centre lands and adjacent vacant lands, and for an additional commercial node on the west side of Highway 15 at Rose Abbey Drive;
  • Revisions to the Special Study Area policies to remove the reference to the Village Centre designation;
  • Revisions to the Residential policies to permit community facilities such as elementary schools, secondary schools, centres for care for children, and places of worship; and
  • Revisions to the intent and Goals contained within the Rideau Community Secondary Plan in line with the above changes and to direct major commercial development to the District Commercial designation with the intent to form two distinct commercial focal areas.

The proposed Official Plan Amendment will also include the following modifications to Schedule RC-1, Rideau Community Secondary Plan:

  • Redesignation of lands currently designated Shopping Centre Commercial to a site specific Neighbourhood Commercial designation;
  • Redesignation of lands currently designated Neighbourhood Centre to the Low Density Residential designation;
  • Redesignation of the commercial portion of the existing Village Centre designation to the District Commercial designation, and the remaining lands within the existing Village Centre designation to the Medium Density Residential designation; and
  • Redesignation of lands on the west side of Highway 15 at Rose Abbey Drive from Low Density Residential and site specific Medium Density Residential to the District Commercial designation.

Key Map: The proposed amendment applies to the geographic area of the Rideau Community Secondary Plan. A key map is provided at the end of this notice that shows the area where the proposed amendment applies.

Additional information about the proposed amendment can be viewed at the office of the Planning and Development Department at 1211 John Counter Blvd., between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Enquiries may be made by telephoning Sukriti Agarwal, Senior Planner, (613) 546-4291, ext. 3217.

Written comments regarding the proposed amendment may be sent to the Planning & Development Department via:

Mail: 216 Ontario St., Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3
Fax: 613-542-9965
E-mail: sagarwal@cityofkingston.ca

Public Consultation

Anyone may attend the public meeting and make a verbal statement, and/or submit comments in writing, either in support of or in opposition to the proposed Official Plan Amendment. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Kingston before the proposed Official Plan Amendment is adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of the City of Kingston to the Ontario Municipal Board. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Kingston before the proposed Official Plan Amendment is adopted, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

The Planning Committee will receive a preliminary information report with respect to the proposed amendment at the Public Meeting, which will be available to the public on the City's website at www.CityofKingston.ca/city-hall/committees-boards/planning-committee on August 1, 2014.

Planning Committee will consider a comprehensive report and recommendation from the Planning and Development Department, respecting the subject application, at a future meeting. The Committee will make its recommendation to City Council at that meeting. The decision of City Council will be final unless appealed.

All persons who made oral or written submissions, or have requested notification in writing, will be given written notice of the future meeting(s) of Planning Committee at which the subject application will be considered.

Please note that City Council has delegated to the Planning Committee the authority to hold the public meeting instead of Council. All representations, both verbal and written, will be considered only by the Planning Committee, which will submit a Committee Report with its recommendations to Council for a decision on the matter.

If you wish to be notified of the passing of the Official Plan Amendment, or the refusal of a request to amend the Official Plan, you must make a written request to:

City of Kingston
Planning and Development Department
Attention: Sheldon Laidman, Director (Acting) of Planning and Development
216 Ontario St., Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3

NOTICE OF COLLECTION – Personal information collected as a result of this public meeting is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), the Planning Act, and all other relevant legislation, and will be used to assist in making a decision on this matter. All personal information (as defined by MFIPPA), including (but not limited to) names, addresses, opinions and comments collected will be made available for public disclosure to members of the public, at the meeting, through requests, and through the website of The Corporation of the City of Kingston. Questions regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of this personal information may be directed to the Director of the Planning and Development Department, 216 Ontario Street, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 2Z3.

DATED at Kingston, Ontario
this 15th day of July, 2014.

John Bolognone
City Clerk