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Offer input on draft Development Charge Background Study & Bylaw Development at open house

May 15, 2019 -

The City of Kingston is holding an open house to invite feedback on the draft background study and draft 2019 Development Charge Bylaw that will consolidate all growth-related charges. The open house is set for 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29 in Meeting Rooms A & B at the INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd. A formal presentation will take place at 6:15 p.m.

Come see poster boards outlining the background study process and the current and proposed development charge. The consultant team and City staff will be available prior to and after the formal presentation to answer questions.

Background

The City currently collects development-related charges (Development Charge and Impost Fee) when a building permit is issued. Such charges help support the creation of infrastructure required by future development. The existing rates and rules were established on the basis of the 2014 Development Charge and Impost Fee Background Study.

To continue imposing Development Charges after the expiry of the current bylaw (in September), the City has prepared a new Background Study to support the new Development Charge and a new Bylaw, as required by the Development Charges Act. 

Following the open house, all public comments will be considered and the Background Study may be revised.  The Background Study and Bylaw will be considered by council at a statutory public meeting in June, 2019.

Express your comments at the open house or send them in writing to George Wallace, senior special projects manager, 216 Ontario Street, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 2Z3 or by email to gwallace@cityofkingston.ca.