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See initial population, housing & employment projections at open house
November 19, 2018 –
Interested in how the City is projected to grow between now and 2046? Come see the initial findings of the Population, Housing and Employment Projection Study at an open house on Monday, Dec. 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Press Lounge at the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge St. Display boards will be available and there will be a formal presentation at 6 p.m. followed by a question and answer period.
"This study gives us low, medium and high-range population projections for Kingston and the Kingston Census Metropolitan Area and specifically captures the anticipated change in the local student population. The projections are run every five years and are based on recent Census data coupled with other local data sources. The information presented in the projections is used by decision-makers and City staff to advance land use plans and to make recommendations regarding service delivery and investments in infrastructure. We look forward to presenting the draft projections for input," says Andrea Furniss, senior planner.
The open house materials and presentation will outline the study's methodology and initial findings. City staff and consultants from Watson and Associates Economists will be on hand to answer questions and receive feedback.
Population, housing and employment projections are completed every five years. The projections provide the foundation for the City's long-range land use, transportation, infrastructure and capital expenditure planning – and can be used by anyone planning to start or build a business, buy or sell property, or seek a job in Kingston.