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Study to investigate feasibility of parking structure at Byron Lot

September 25, 2017 -

The City of Kingston will be drilling boreholes in the Byron Lot on Queen Street near Montreal Street this week. This work kicks-off a number of tests and studies of the site that will determine the feasibility of this location as the site of a potential parking structure.

"The City knows it will eventually lose parking spaces in downtown lots to redevelopment. The Byron Lot Feasibility Study will show us what could be built on this downtown site in terms of a parking structure and offer a recommendation for consideration by council," says Ian Semple, manager, service development.

The City will study the site from many perspectives, including: archeological, heritage, transportation, land-use planning, site-servicing and natural environment. Study findings will be considered along with other key elements of the potential parking structure – including parking capacity, amenities, safety, security and asset-life management – to develop a recommendation for the site.

Parking spaces at Byron Lot will be reduced at times to accommodate technical investigations. Permit parkers will be offered alternative spaces nearby.

For more on the City's downtown parking options, see: www.CityofKingston.ca/Parking.

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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. 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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