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Revised notice of public open house & public meeting Official plan update

October 4, 2016 –

A public open house and public meeting will be held pursuant to Subsections 17(15)(d) and 17(16) of the Planning Act to review proposed amendments to the City of Kingston Official Plan. Meetings are scheduled as follows:

Open House
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Memorial Hall, City Hall
216 Ontario St.
Kingston, ON

Public Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall
216 Ontario St.
Kingston, ON

A revised notice is being issued to correct the location of the open house to Memorial Hall, City Hall.

The City of Kingston encourages all those interested in learning about the Official Plan, and revisions proposed to the Plan, to attend the open house. Staff will provide an overview of proposed revisions and offer the public an opportunity to review and ask questions about the current proposed plan.

The statutory public meeting will provide the public with an opportunity to make representations in respect of the current proposed plan. 

Purpose and effect of the official plan update 
The City of Kingston Official Plan outlines the City's goals, objectives, and policies primarily used to manage and direct physical change over a period of 20 years. The Plan also establishes a framework for managing the effects of growth on the social, economic and natural environment. The existing Official Plan was approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on January 27, 2010, becoming the first Official Plan to encompass the entire City of Kingston since amalgamation in 1998.  

The Planning Act requires that an Official Plan be updated every five years to ensure that it: conforms with provincial plans, or does not conflict with them; has regard to matters of provincial interest; is consistent with provincial policy statements; and contains policies dealing with areas of employment and that such policies are confirmed or amended. Taking into account the timing of the adoption of the 2010 Official Plan, the introduction of a 2014 Provincial Policy Statement, and amendments to the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, the City has initiated a comprehensive update to its Official Plan.

Subject lands
The Five-Year Update to the Official Plan will affect all lands within the municipal boundary of the City of Kingston. Accordingly, no key map is provided.

Other applications: The City of Kingston is also currently undertaking an amendment to the commercial policies of the Official Plan (File number D09-002-2016); and an amendment to the five principal zoning by-laws with respect to parking (File number D14-032-2016). There are also many site-specific development applications within the City that are currently in process. For a complete list of site-specific applications, please contact the planning division at 613-546-4291, extension 3180.

Additional information relating to the proposed Five Year Update to the Official Plan amendment 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 from the date of this Notice to Nov. 17, 2016. The document is also available for viewing at City Hall, and the Central, Kingscourt, Isabel Turner, Calvin Park and Pittsburgh Branches of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. Details of the Official Plan Update are provided at: www.CityofKingston.ca/opupdate. A copy of the fifth draft of the official plan has been made available, in the locations and during the times noted above.

For more information about this matter, including information about preserving your appeal rights, contact:

John Bolognone, city clerk
The Corporation of the City of Kingston
216 Ontario Street
Kingston, ON
K7L 2Z3

Enquiries may be made by calling Greg Newman, manager, policy planning,
(613) 546-4291, ext. 3289, or by email at opzb_update@cityofkingston.ca.

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 & Licensing Services, 216 Ontario Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2Z3.

Dated at Kingston, Ontario
this 4th day of October, 2016


John Bolognone
City clerk