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April 2, 2013 -
How fast will Kingston grow? That's the question City consultants want to explore with the public as it prepares to update its population, housing and employment projections for the City and the Census Metropolitan Area.
These projections will assist decision-makers with planning by offering insight on how demographics, housing and employment will change in Kingston up until 2041. The City will use the projections as the basis for recommendations on planning, infrastructure development and service delivery. The last time the City prepared such projections was 2008.
"Our aim is to look at the impacts that different rates of growth could have on the population, on the number and kinds of homes needed as well as potential employment projections," says Cherie Mills, Manager of Policy Planning.
A public open house to review and discuss how the City plans to develop the projections has been set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 10 in the Wilson Room at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library at 130 Johnson St. A presentation will start at 6:30 p.m.
Mills notes that there are many individuals, and representatives from organizations and businesses who will be interested in offering knowledgeable input on the methodology and model simulations the City plans to use in developing the projections.
The City intends to prepare low, medium and high projections that look at Kingston's future up to 2041. Draft projections will be prepared for the public's review at a second public meeting in June 2013 and should be finalized by October.
Plan to get there by bus: www.CityofKingston.ca/tripplanner
Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Communications Officer 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call the City of Kingston's media hotline at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.
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