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Public Meeting - Planning Committee

March 12, 2013 -

City of Kingston Planning Committee
Notice of a Public Meeting Regarding a Proposed
Amendment to the City of Kingston Official Plan &
Zoning By-Law No. 8499
A Public Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in
Council Chambers, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

Purpose and Effect of the Proposed Amendment: To implement the recommendations
of the Williamsville Main Street Study (2012).

The Williamsville Main Street Study was adopted by Council on February 21, 2012. The proposed amendments to the Official Plan and to Zoning By-Law No. 8499 are intended to implement the recommendations of the study, including the design guidelines outlined in the document. The goal is to create a main street that is pedestrian-oriented and transit-supportive with mixed use developments.

The proposed Official Plan Amendment will include modifications to the Main Street Commercial designation, and the creation of a new special policy area for the Princess Street Corridor: Williamsville Main Street. The following is a summary of the proposed Official Plan policies:

  • Policies to reflect the three character areas developed as part of the Williamsville
  • Main Street Study, including requirements for ground floor commercial uses;
  • Policies related to the public realm, such as transit service, pedestrian clearways
  • (i.e. sidewalks), boulevards, and green streets;
  • Policies related to parking, access, rear lanes, loading spaces, and servicing areas;
  • and,
  • Policies related to built form, such as façade design and articulation, height controls,
  • and setbacks from property lines.

The Official Plan Amendment will also include a modification to Schedule 13, Detailed Planning Areas. The Williamsville Main Street portion of the Princess Street Corridor will be amended from "Future Planning Study  Area" to "Special Policy Area". There will also be a new schedule created for the Williamsville Main Street, which will accompany the new special policy area in Section 10 of the Official Plan.

The proposed Zoning By-Law Amendment will include the creation of a site-specific commercial "C" zone in Zoning By-Law No. 8499, which will address the following: the use of a holding (‘H') symbol related to site servicing issues and the submission of a Record of Site Condition; permitted and prohibited uses; and, regulations related to height control, setbacks, amenity area, parking and loading spaces, and projections into yards.

As part of the Official Plan Amendment, the City is also proposing to correct a mapping error on Schedule 3-A of the Official Plan. The properties at 300 Regent Street and 541 College Street were inadvertently given a dual designation of Residential/Main Street Commercial in the new Official Plan. As both properties are zoned for multi-unit residential uses and are currently developed with apartment buildings, re-designating them to Residential will accurately reflect the existing uses, and will ensure that the boundary for the Williamsville Main Street Special Policy Area will correspond correctly to the Main Street Commercial designation along Princess Street. The proposed change will not affect the current zoning of the two properties.

Key Map: A key map is provided at the end of this notice that shows the area where the proposed amendments for the Williamsville Main Street apply, and illustrates the proposed boundary for the new special policy area for the Princess Street Corridor: Williamsville Main Street. There is also a key map provided that shows the location of 300 Regent St. and 541 College St.

Additional information about the proposed amendments can be viewed at the office of the Planning and Development Department at 1211 John Counter Blvd., between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.  Enquiries may be made by telephoning Sonya Bolton, Senior Policy Planner, (613) 546-4291, ext. 3237.

Written comments regarding the proposed amendments may be sent to the Planning and Development Department via:

Mail: 216 Ontario St., Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3
Fax: 613-542-9965
E-mail: sbolton@cityofkingston.ca

Public Consultation
Anyone may attend the public meeting and make a verbal statement, and/or submit comments in writing, either in support of or in opposition to the proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-Law Amendment. The Planning Committee will receive a preliminary information report with respect to the proposed amendments at the Public Meeting, which will be available to the public on the City's website at www.CityofKingston.ca/committees on March 30, 2013. A comprehensive report will be presented at a future meeting of the Planning Committee, at which time a recommendation will be made to Council regarding the amendments.

Please note that City Council has delegated to the Planning Committee the authority to hold the public meeting instead of Council. All representations, both verbal and written, will be considered only by the Planning  Committee, which will submit a Committee Report with its recommendations to Council for a decision on the matter.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Kingston before the proposed Official Plan Amendment is adopted and before the proposed Zoning By-Law Amendment is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of The Corporation of the City of Kingston to the Ontario Municipal Board. If a person or public body  does not make  oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the City of Kingston before the proposed Official Plan Amendment is adopted and before the proposed Zoning By-Law Amendment is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

If you wish to be notified of the adoption of the Official Plan Amendment and the passing of the Zoning By-Law Amendment, or the refusal of a request to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-Law, you must make a written request to:

City of Kingston
Planning and Development Department
Attention: Grant C. Bain, Director of Planning and Development
216 Ontario St., Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3

NOTICE OF COLLECTION – Personal information collected as a result of this public meeting is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), the Planning Act, and all other relevant legislation, and will be used to assist in making a decision on this matter. All personal information (as defined by MFIPPA), including (but not limited to) names, addresses, opinions and comments collected will be made available for public disclosure to members of the public, at the meeting, through requests, and through the website of The Corporation of the City of  Kingston. Questions regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of this personal information may be directed to the Director of the Planning and Development Department, 216 Ontario St., Kingston,
Ontario, K7L 2Z3.


DATED at Kingston, Ontario this 12th day of March 2013.

John Bolognone, City Clerk

Key Map –Williamsville Main Street
Williamsville Key Map

Key Map – 300 Regent Street & 541 College Street
300 Regent Street & 541 College Street Key Map

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