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Second draft of the new Barriefield HCD Plan to be reviewed

October 21, 2015 –

The City of Kingston is inviting the public to a round-table on the second draft of the Village of Barriefield Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Plan from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2 at the Gore Road Fire Hall, 211 Gore Rd.

Plan to attend? Please RSVP to heritage@cityofkingston.ca or call 613-546-4291, ext. 3233.

"Barriefield is one of the first Heritage Conservation Districts to be designated in Ontario. This update will align the district plan with current legislative requirements and implement best-practice guidelines in order to help conserve the cultural heritage value of Barriefield," says Ryan Leary, senior heritage planner.

This second draft of the district plan responds to a number of comments received from the public on the previous draft.  It is available for download and review online at www.CityofKingston.ca/residents/heritage-conservation. Comments on this can be provided to Ryan Leary, senior planner, at 1121 John Counter Blvd. or by email to rleary@cityofkingston.ca until Monday, Nov. 16.

The City has retained a consulting team led by MHBC Planning, to update the Barriefield HCD Plan, last updated in 1992. The second draft of the new Village of Barriefield HCD Plan includes a clear statement of cultural heritage value for the district and a series of policies and guidelines to help direct alterations and new construction to conserve the Village's 200 years of history and cultural heritage value.  The plan also includes appendices – including an inventory of each building in the Village and an explanation of how it contributes to the heritage character of the district. 

Barriefield Village, in Kingston's east end, has a distinctive building style consisting of low profile one-and-a-half storey homes of wood frame or stone construction. Many are single, detached residences with a few semi-detached or row-type houses. Although many buildings and properties have been altered over time, and new buildings have been added to the Village, the overall nineteenth century character of the Village of Barriefield has been retained.

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About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality - - ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, communications officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.