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Population, housing and employment projections help shape Kingston’s future

Want to see how Kingston is expected to grow? See the draft report of the Population, Housing and Employment Forecast Study and offer your comments by 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 19.

If you are planning a city, it helps to know who you are planning it for and where they might live and work.

This is why the City updates its Population, Housing and Employment Projections Study every five years. The current study, now underway, offers 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. These projections are based on recent Census data and other local data sources.

The City will use the findings to help make transportation, land-use, program and financial plans and decisions. But these projections are also useful for anyone who is making big plans for the future in Kingston. You can use them to hone your business plans, to decide to buy property or create a new program. Having a solid set of projections can help validate your decisions and point you to opportunities.

Come see how Kingston’s future is shaping up at an open house to present the initial findings of the current study. It’s on Monday, Dec. 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Press Lounge at the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge St. A formal presentation is set for 6 p.m. and will be followed by a question and answer period. 

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By: walter capobianco
Posted on 2/18/19 9:35 AM.
Maybe the population projections should be low because frankly the city has done a very poor job in allowing housing to grow. Build the high rises and build the low rentals. There is acres and acres of land in Montreal street. Use it!
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