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Offer your input for Kingston Airport land use study
Sept. 29, 2015 –
The City of Kingston is conducting a highest and best land use study for the Kingston Airport. The purpose of the study is to ensure:
- The full and efficient use of airport lands;
- The optimization of aviation-related revenues; and
- The creation of commercial/industrial development opportunities.
"We are pursuing this study in order to make optimal use of the lands at Kingston Airport for the economic development of Kingston, and convenience of Kingstonians and visitors. This study is an excellent opportunity to make the airport a stronger economic engine for Kingston. Input from residents across Kingston will be much appreciated," says David Snow, manager, Kingston Airport.
He urges residents to participate in the public information centre to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Air Force Association (RCAFA) building, 200 Hampton Gray Gate – and/or by responding to the online Kingston Airport land use survey at www.CityofKingston.ca/GetInvolved. The survey closes on Friday, Oct. 30.
Kingston Airport's highest and best land use study will identify a number of development scenarios and create a development plan to guide future use of the land and expansion. For the purpose of this study, the airport land is divided into six parcels. The City is seeking public input on potential airport related uses, and uses complementary to the airport and the neighbourhood on these parcels.
Please note: a separate Environmental Assessment Study focusing on the environmental aspects of expanding Kingston Airport will be launched later this fall and will include a public consultation early next year.
For more information on Kingston Airport (YGK), go to www.CityofKingston.ca/airport
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. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. 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.
Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, communications officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.
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