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Update: Jan. 9, 2020 As of Jan. 9, the Department of Planning, Building and Licensing has officially received the LPAT order formally rescinding the Aug. 9, 2019 decision and ordering a re-hearing of the case. A copy of the order can be found on the LPAT website by searching for case no. PL170714. On Dec. 23, 2019, the Province’s Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) indicated their...
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As you may know, the City is now collecting input on local building heights using an online mapping tool on the Get Involved Kingston page. Please click through to see where participating residents are suggesting buildings of various heights could be built in Kingston.  Over 300 pins have already been added to the map – and you are welcome to add your own! Indeed, now is the best time...
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On Nov. 15, my team released the Density by Design Issues and Options Report, an overview of the City’s approach for regulating mid-rise and tall buildings with a summary of proposed options. The release of this document was immediately followed by a series of stakeholder meetings, an open house and a special committee briefing on Nov. 21. At stakeholder meetings and the open houses, staff...
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With the finalization of Council’s Strategic Plan, I wanted to provide an update on the major policy studies being undertaken by the Planning Division, which include: the Central Kingston Growth Strategy; Density by Design: Kingston Mid-Rise and Tall Building Policy; the update to the Williamsville Main Street Study; the North King’s Town Secondary Plan; and, the new City-wide Zoning By-Law. ...
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Timber frame mid-rise buildings offer cities the ability to increase density more cost-effective buildings while also achieving a lower carbon footprint that steel and concrete construction. As we develop actions as a City in response to the declaration of a ‘climate change emergency’, timber frame buildings emerge as an important consideration. As noted in an article by ReNew Canada,...
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