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Public open house planned for 671 Brock St. redevelopment

September 15, 2016 -

The City of Kingston invites residents to an open house and consultation session to gather feedback from the community on the redevelopment of 671 Brock St. The open house is on Monday, Oct. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Luke's Anglican Church, 236 Nelson St.  A presentation will be made at 7 p.m.

"This is the first of many chances residents will have to engage with staff about the redevelopment of this property in central Kingston," says Sheldon Laidman, director, housing and social services. "Further opportunities for consultation will be available throughout the planning process."

In June 2016, city council approved the purchase of the former St. Joseph/St. Mary Catholic School from the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic School Board. The property is approximately 6,000 square metres (1.5 acres) in size and has road frontage on both Brock and Napier streets. Council intends to redevelop the lands to include public parkland, affordable housing,  and private market housing to be located toward Brock Street.

At the open house and consultation session, City staff will be on hand to discuss the redevelopment of the site and the broader redevelopment process.

Further opportunities for feedback on this project will be offered during the detailed redevelopment planning and design process for the parkland area in 2017. Any applications submitted to develop housing on the property will include formal public meetings as required by the Planning Act. 

More information about the project will be available on the project can be found at: www.cityofkingston.ca/projects.

About the City of Kingston

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Media contact: For more information call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.