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Notice of Adoption - Official Plan Amendment by The Corporation of the City of Kingston

March 14, 2017 -

Take Notice that the Council of The Corporation of the City of Kingston passed Bylaw Number 2017-57 "A Bylaw to Amend the Official Plan for The City of Kingston Planning Area (Amendment Number 50, Five Year Review)" on the 7th day of March, 2017.

Purpose and Effect of the Bylaw: The purpose and effect of the Bylaw is to make changes to the Official Plan stemming from a five-year review of the Plan, undertaken in accordance with Section 26 of the Planning Act.

The City of Kingston Official Plan outlines the City's goals, objectives, and policies primarily used to manage and direct physical change over a period of 20 years. The Plan also establishes a framework for managing the effects of growth on the social, economic and natural environment. The existing Official Plan was approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on January 27, 2010, becoming the first Official Plan to encompass the entire City of Kingston since amalgamation in 1998.

The Planning Act requires that an Official Plan be updated no less frequently than ten years after it comes into effect and every five years thereafter to ensure that it: conforms with provincial plans, or does not conflict with them; has regard to matters of provincial interest; is consistent with provincial policy statements; and contains policies dealing with areas of employment and that such policies are confirmed or amended. Taking into account the timing of the adoption of the 2010 Official Plan, the introduction of a 2014 Provincial Policy Statement, and amendments to the Planning Act, the City initiated a comprehensive update to its Official Plan in 2015.

The Amendment affects all lands within the municipal boundary of the City of Kingston.

And Take Notice that Bylaw Number 2017-57, and information respecting said Bylaw and the proposed amendment to the Official Plan are available in Planning, Building and Licensing Services, 1211 John Counter Boulevard, Kingston, Ontario, during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or by calling Greg Newman, Manager of Policy Planning, at 613-546-4291, extension 3289.

And Take Notice that the proposed Official Plan Amendment is to be submitted to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing for approval.

And Take Notice that any person or public body will be entitled to receive notice of the decision of the approval authority if a written request to be notified of the decision (including the person or public body's address, fax number or email address) is made to the approval authority:

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Ministry of Housing
Municipal Services Office - Kingston
c/o Morgan Alger
Rockwood House
8 Estate Lane
Kingston, Ontario K7M 9A8

When and How to File an Appeal: The Ministry will give written notice of its decision to those persons or public bodies that submitted a written request to the Ministry to be notified of its decision. The Ministry's notice of decision will contain information on when and how to file an appeal. Any appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board must be filed with the Ministry at the above-noted address.

Other Applications: The City of Kingston is also currently undertaking an amendment to the five principal zoning bylaws with respect to parking (File number D14-032-2016) and has also initiated the new City-wide Zoning Bylaw project (File Number D14-043-2016). There are also many site-specific development applications within the City that are currently in process. For a complete list of site-specific applications, please contact the Planning Division at 613-546-4291, extension 3180.

Effect of Public Input on this Decision: On April 29, 2016, a comprehensive comment and response matrix was posted to the City's Official Plan Update project webpage. The matrix summarized public comments received from the beginning of the project in 2015 to April 2016 and offered a response to each comment. The matrix acknowledged where policy amendments were made in response to the comments received and included a rationale in cases where an amendment was not made.

A summary of revisions made to the final draft of the Official Plan following consideration of additional oral and written submissions received is included in the Comprehensive Report (Report Number PC-17-023). The Comprehensive Report and additional written submissions received after the completion of the Comprehensive Report were considered by Council and through consideration of the report and submissions, Council supported the bylaw, with amendments.

Dated at the City of Kingston
this 14th day of March, 2017

John Bolognone, City Clerk
City of Kingston