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Offer input on City's final draft Community Benefit Guideline

September 26, 2018 -

The City of Kingston is seeking input on its final draft of the Community Benefit Guideline.

"Under Section 37 of the Planning Act municipalities in Ontario can require the provision of facilities, services or other matters, otherwise known as ‘community benefits,' in exchange for the approval of increases in the height and/or density of a development. The Community Benefit Guideline provides a framework for the negotiation of community benefits, sought through Section 37 of the Act," says Greg Newman, manager, policy planning.

Find the final draft and offer your input until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at www.CityofKingston.ca/business/planning-and-development/community-benefits.

Community benefits sought through a Section 37 negotiation can take the form of affordable housing units, improvements to public spaces, contributions toward City facilities and other items that benefit the community. Once finalized, these guidelines will help the City evaluate applications to build projects that surpass the height and/or density provision of the Zoning Bylaw and negotiate appropriate Community Benefits.

View additional information on community benefits