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Public Meeting - Proposed amendment to the Brownfields Community Improvement Plan - October 5, 2017

September 12, 2017 -

A public meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in
Council Chambers, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

Address of property: Brownfields Community Improvement Project Area 1A
(as noted in the key map)
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 notice that was published on June 16, 2017, which outlined the City's proposed changes to the financial incentives in 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 Brownfields CIP proposed changes have been revised based on input received from the public and 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.

One additional proposed change would amend Community Improvement Project Area 1A by including additional properties in the downtown (refer to the key map). The addition of these properties is to account for the likely presence of environmental conditions similar to those already found in Community Improvement Project Area 1A, and would allow the property owners to be eligible for the Brownfields Program.

Key map and description of subject lands: The proposed amendment applies to properties identified in the key map adjacent to the existing Community Improvement Project Area 1A boundary, in the block bounded by Queen, King, Princess and Wellington streets.

The lands identified in the key map that are the subject 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 notice dated June 16, 2017, can be viewed at the office of the planning division at 1211 John Counter Blvd., between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Questions? Call Sonya Bolton, senior planner, (613) 546-4291, ext. 3237. A draft of the revised Brownfields CIP can also be found at www.CityofKingston.ca/Brownfields.

For more information, 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 also be sent to the planning division using the mail, fax or email information 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 second public notice related to this file. As such, the Planning Committee will receive a comprehensive report at the same meeting on October 5, 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 to the public on the City of Kingston's website at www.cityofkingston.ca/city-hall/committees-boards/planning-committee on September 30, 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 the planning, building and licensing services, 216 Ontario St., Kingston, Ontario, K7L 2Z3.

DATED: at Kingston Ontario
this 12th day of September, 2017

John Bolognone
City Clerk