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Offer online input on the future use of 671 Brock St.

October 4, 2016 -

Following an open house on the subject last night, the City of Kingston has launched an online survey to gather further feedback on the redevelopment of 671 Brock St.

The City bought the former site of the St. Joseph/St. Mary Catholic School this summer and council has since endorsed, in principle, a concept plan that includes a mix of public parkland and affordable and private market housing. "The affordable and private housing components of the plan will provide important affordable and market-rate housing options to residents," says Sheldon Laidman, director of housing.

Offer your feedback to the City on the proposed land-use for the property by completing the survey at www.CityofKingston.ca/GetInvolved by Monday, Oct. 10.

A portion of the property will be developed by the Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation with an affordable housing project. The proceeds from the sale of the portions of the site for housing will help recoup some of costs of acquiring the land, which was paid for through Parkland Reserve Funds.

The survey results will be summarized in a report likely to be presented to council at its Tuesday, Oct. 18 meeting. Consultation on the detailed park design is scheduled to take place in 2017.

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. 

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Media contact: For more information call the strategic communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

Cindie Ashton

Communications Officer | Strategic Communications

613.546.4291 | x3116 | cashton@cityofkingston.ca

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