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Open House - 2019 Development Charge Background Study & Bylaw Development

May 14, 2019 -

The City of Kingston currently collects development related charges (Development Charge and Impost Fee) when a building permit is issued to assist in providing the infrastructure required by future development.

The current rates and rules were established on the basis of the 2014 Development Charge and Impost Fee Background Study. The existing Development Charge and Impost Fee bylaws will expire on Sept.29 and 30, 2019 respectively.

To continue imposing development charges after the expiry of the current bylaw, 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. In accordance with council direction, the 2019 Development Charge Background Study will consolidate all growth-related charges into the new Development Charge Bylaw.The purpose of this public open house is to present the draft 2019 Development Charge Background Study and draft bylaw which includes the new development charge.

The public open house is to be held:
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
6 to 8 p.m.
INVISTA Centre, Meeting Rooms A & B
1350 Gardiners Rd., Kingston

The open house will include of a series of poster boards outlining the background study process and the current and proposed development charge and a formal presentation by the consultant team at 6:15 p.m. followed by a question and answer period.The consultant team and City staff will be available prior to and after the formal presentation to answer questions.

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. 

Interested persons may express their comments at the open house or in writing to George Wallace, senior special projects manager, 216 Ontario St., Kingston, Ontario, K7L 2Z3 or by email to gwallace@cityofkingston.ca.