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Open house offers look at preliminary commercial land review findings

June 9, 2015 -

How and where should Kingston's commercial areas grow?  The City of Kingston has been conducting a commercial land review over the past few months and will present its preliminary findings for public review at an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17 in rooms A & B at the INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd.

"This review will offer guidance to improve the commercial structure of the City so that commercial areas are convenient and their growth makes good sense to residents," says Cherie Mills, manager of policy planning.

She invites residents – especially those who have participated in the online consumer survey – to come out and offer their feedback on what's being presented. Once finalized, the commercial land review will also inform the City's Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw.

Display boards will show some of the preliminary findings and background information of the review aimed at updating the City's commercial land inventory and analyzing the supply and demand for commercial space in Kingston.

The public open house will begin with an interactive presentation of the preliminary study findings by SGL and urbanMetrics followed by a discussion of the topics covered, including:

  • findings from the background document review;
  • the vacant commercial lands inventory;
  • population growth forecast and commercial needs analysis;
  • the online consumer survey

It is expect that the final commercial land review will be presented to the planning committee and then presented to council in the fall. 

For more on the commercial land review and other City planning studies, go to www.CityofKingston.ca/business/planning-and-development.

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About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 120,000 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. Our vision – to become Canada's most sustainable city – focusses our efforts on: environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality. Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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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.