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Offer input on two Kingston waterfront projects

October 10, 2017 -

The City of Kingston is seeking input on two Kingston waterfront projects at an upcoming introductory open house. On Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge St., you can offer your input on:

  • Improvements to Richardson Beach
  • A waterfront wayfinding and promotion strategy

The City has hired Thinc design to undertake detailed design improvements to Richardson Beach and to guide the City through a creative wayfinding and promotion strategy for Kingston's waterfront.  A presentation of the projects, their objectives, precedent images and timelines begins at 7 p.m. followed by a feedback forum.

Richardson Beach Improvements

Making improvements to Richardson Beach was rated by a number one community priority in the Waterfront Master Plan (WFMP), which contains a high-level concept for the shoreline area between Emily Street and Newlands Pavilion. This draft concept was based on resident feedback received over the two years it took to develop the WFMP, which won the CSLA 2017 National Award of Excellence.

As a next step in the project process, the consultant team will use the concept, along with input from the community and technical agencies, to develop a detailed construction-ready design.

"This is the first priority project of the Waterfront Master Plan. We want to create better access to this historic waterfront for all park users , so we'd really like for them to give us some feedback," says Neal Unsworth, the City of Kingston's manager, parks development.

See the Richardson Beach draft concept in section 4.12 (p. 378) of the WFMP: www.CityofKingston.ca/Waterfront.

Online feedback regarding improvements to Richardson Beach will be received Oct. 25 to Nov. 24 at Getinvolved.cityofkingston.ca.

Kingston's Waterfront: Creative Wayfinding Strategy

The City also wants resident ideas and feedback to help develop a creative wayfinding strategy that creatively directs, frames and guides the community and visitors to and along the waterfront.

The Creative Wayfinding Strategy project will be available online comment soon at Getinvolved.CityofKingston.ca.  

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. 

Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

Twitter: @CityofKingston
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Media contact: For more information call the communications and customer experience department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.