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Second residential units are also known as secondary suites, basement apartments, granny flats, in-law apartments – or coach houses, when they are detached from the home. They are self-contained residential units in or near a principal residence and they have a private kitchen, bathroom facilities, and living space. Right now second residential units are only permitted in certain areas of...
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Residential rental licensing requires rental properties to meet standards to ensure the health and safety of renters. The City of Kingston has considered adopting a residential licensing program multiple times over the past fifteen years. The concept of residential rental licensing came up in early 2017 through the consideration of an Interim Control Bylaw in the Williamsville, Sydenham...
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At the June 21 planning committee meeting, staff presented a review of the urban housing supply. See the full report here. As part of this review the planning group analyzed historical building permit activity (over the past decade) to determine the average annual demand for housing by unit type (singles, semis, towns and multiples). This average annual demand was then reviewed against the...
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Join us to explore what appropriate intensification could look like for central Kingston at the urban design workshop for the Central Kingston Growth Strategy on June 28. This workshop will seek feedback on study areas that may be appropriate for intensification – and on the scale and form of intensification. Participants will also be asked to identify compatibility principles (such as...
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Join City staff and the North King’s Town project team for an update on progress made and share your feedback on three of the five technical studies being done for phase two of the project: land use, cultural heritage, and transportation.   Come to one of two workshops on Tuesday June 26 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 560 at 734 Montreal St., from 2 to 4:30 p.m. or 6 to 8:30...
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