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Public Notice - Planning Committee - Proposed amendment to the City of Kingston Official Plan and the Zoning Bylaws

August 27, 2019 -

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m.*
Location: Council Chambers, City Hall, 216 Ontario Street

*The Regular Meeting of the Planning Committee will commence at the conclusion of the Public Meeting portion which is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Address of property: City-Wide (address in DASH shown as City Hall, 216 Ontario St.)
Applicant: The Corporation of the City of Kingston
City File Number: D35-004-2019

Purpose and Effect of the Proposed Amendments: The proposed amendments are intended to enable additional opportunities for off-street parking in residential areas. 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 by-laws 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 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 amendments would enable more consistent interpretation and application of the above-noted zoning provisions across the zoning bylaws. The proposed zoning by-law 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 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, or by accessing the Development and Services Hub (DASH) at www.cityofkingston.ca/dash. Enquiries may be made by telephoning Sukriti Agarwal, Acting Planning Initiatives Manager, 613-546-4291, extension 3217.

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

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

Notice of Collection: Personal information collected as a result of this 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 Street, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 2Z3.

DATED: at Kingston Ontario
this 27th day of August, 2019

John Bolognone
City Clerk