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Public Meeting - Proposed amendment to the Brownfields Community Improvement Plan

November 14, 2017 -

A public meeting will be held on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

Address of property: Brownfields Community Improvement Project Areas

Applicant: The Corporation of the City of Kingston

City file number: D18-001-2017

Purpose and effect of the proposed amendment: To revise the existing Brownfields Community Improvement Plan (CIP) and include some additional properties in Community Improvement Project Area 1A.

This notice is in addition to the public meeting notices that were published on June 16, 2017 and Sept.12, 2017, which outlined the City's proposed changes to the financial incentive components of the Brownfields Program and CIP for the rehabilitation and redevelopment of brownfield sites. Since the first public meeting, held on July 6, 2017, some of the proposed changes to the financial incentives of the Brownfields CIP have been revised based upon input received from the public and subsequent analysis by staff, including:

  1. The proposed reduction in remediation expenses eligible for rebate from 100 per cent to 85 per cent of costs incurred has been removed and the original eligibility of up to 100 per cent has been retained; and
  2. The proposed reduction in the portion of incremental tax available for rebate from 80 per cent to 70 per cent has been removed and the original 80 per cent allocation retained.

As part of the notice published on Sept.12, 2017, the City proposed to amend Community Improvement Project Area 1A by including a few additional properties in the downtown. The addition of these extra properties is to account for the likely presence of environmental conditions similar to those already in Community Improvement Project Area 1A, and would allow the owners of those properties to be eligible for participation in the Brownfields Program. At the public meeting on Oct. 5, 2017, written correspondence was received from the owner of 55 Rideau St., requesting that this property be included in Community Improvement Project Area 1A because it had been consolidated with the property at 292 Wellington Street, which is already within the project area boundary. The public meeting scheduled for Dec. 7, 2017 will address the proposed inclusion of the additional parcel of land at 55 Rideau St.

Key map and description of subject lands: The proposed amendment applies to the entire Brownfields CIP, with the addition of lands to Community Improvement Project Area 1A, which include those properties identified in the key map that are in the block bounded by Queen Street to the north, King Street East to the east, Princess Street to the south, and Wellington Street to the west, as well as 55 Rideau St. The lands identified in the key map that are part of this proposed amendment are not currently the subject of any other applications under the Planning Act.

Additional information about the proposed amendment to Community Improvement Project Area 1A, as well as the other proposed amendments that were the subject of the public meeting notices dated June 16, 2017 and Sept.12, 2017, can be viewed at the office of the planning division at 1211 John Counter Boulevard, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Enquiries may be made by telephoning Sonya Bolton, senior planner, 613-546-4291, ext. 3237. A draft of the revised Brownfields CIP can also be accessed on the City's website at www.CityofKingston.ca/Brownfields.

For more information about this matter, including information about preserving your appeal rights, contact the planning division via:

Mail: 216 Ontario St., Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3
Fax: 613-542-9965
Email: sbolton@cityofkingston.ca
Phone: 613-546-4291, ext. 3237

Written comments for or against this change may be sent to the planning division using the contact information offered above.

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 amendment to the Community Improvement Plan. This is the third public notice related to this file. As such, the planning committee will receive a comprehensive report at the same meeting on Dec. 7, 2017, subject to public comment, at which time a recommendation will be made to council regarding the proposed amendment. The comprehensive report will be available on the City's website at CityofKingston.ca/Planningcommittee on Dec. 2, 2017.

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.

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 planning, building and licensing services, 216 Ontario St., Kingston, Ontario, K7L 2Z3.

Dated: at Kingston Ontario
this 14th day of November, 2017

John Bolognone
City clerk

Key map

Key Map