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Public Notice - Planning Committee - June 6, 2019

May 14, 2019 -

Notice of application and public meeting regarding proposed amendments to the City of Kingston Official Plan and the Zoning Bylaws

A public meeting will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

Address of property: City-Wide
Applicant: The Corporation of the City of Kingston
City file number: D35-004-2019

Purpose and effect of the proposed amendment:The proposed Official Plan amendment is intended to clarify that both new and existing low density residential development with at-grade access will not have front-yard parking except for parking in a permitted driveway as per the provisions of the Zoning Bylaw.

The proposed amendment to the zoning bylaws is intended to implement the above-noted amendment to the Official Plan, add or amend provisions related to driveway widths, and amend provisions related to the parking and storage of recreational vehicles, watercraft and trailers in residential zones.

The Official Plan contains front-yard parking policies for new residential development in Section 4.6.59 and for existing residential areas in Section 4.6.60.The intent of these policies is to preserve the character of existing neighbourhoods and maintain the designed character of new neighbourhoods.The proposed amendment to the Official Plan is intended to:

  • Consolidate the policies of Section 4.6.59 and 4.6.60 into one section;
  • Clarify that both new and existing low density residential development with at grade access will not have front-yard parking, except for parking in a permitted driveway as per the provisions of the Zoning Bylaw;
  • Remove the restriction that parking in a driveway is only permitted where the driveway leads to a permitted parking space in a garage, side or rear yard; and
  • Separate out the criteria for the review of requests to establish front yard parking in Section 4.6.60 and add new criteria.
The proposed amendments to the Zoning Bylaws are intended to:
  • Clarify that for residential uses that have at grade access such as single detached dwellings, semi-detached dwellings, row houses and linked dwellings, vehicles may not be parked in a front yard except in a permitted driveway (for conformity with the Official Plan policies);
  • Add new provisions or amend existing provisions regarding minimum and maximum permitted driveway widths for residential zones;
  • Permit tandem parking for residential uses that have at-grade access in areas where it is currently not permitted; and
  • Amend the provisions related to the parking and storage of recreational vehicles, watercraft and trailers in residential zones to remove the 72-hour time limit in a month for the temporary parking or storage of special vehicles and to regulate their temporary parking and storage on a seasonal basis.
The changes are intended to enable more consistent interpretation and application of the above-noted zoning provisions across the zoning bylaws.The proposed Zoning Bylaw amendment affects Zoning Bylaw Numbers 8499, 96-259, 97-102, 76-26, 32-74, 3077 and 8402.
 

Key map:The proposed amendments apply City-wide; therefore a description of the subject lands or a key map is not provided.

Additional information about the proposed amendments, including copies of the proposed amendments, 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, or by accessing the Development and Services Hub (DASH) at www.Cityofkingston.ca/DASH.

The address in DASH is shown as City Hall, 216 Ontario St. Enquiries may be made by telephoning Sukriti Agarwal, project manager, 613-546-4291, ext. 3217. 

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

Mail: 216 Ontario St., Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3
Fax: 613-542-9965
Email: sagarwal@cityofkingston.ca
Phone: 613-546-4291, ext. 3217

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 May, 2019. 

John Bolognone
City clerk