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The City of Kingston’s Official Plan is the plan that helps shape our city. Our current Official Plan was approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs in 2010 and is the first to encompass the entire City of Kingston since amalgamation in 1998.  The 2010 Plan harmonized the land use planning policies of the former Townships and the City of Kingston and established new policies for...

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Community benefits can form part of the approvals process for a project under Section 37 of the Planning Act. In exchange for height or density that exceeds a property’s zoning permission, municipalities may receive ‘community benefits’. The Planning Act and Sections 9.5.25-9.5.30 of the City’s Official Plan provide the parameters for how communities may negotiate community benefits and...

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Do you know which types of sign are – and are not – allowed to be used in Kingston? How about how large a sign can be, or where they can be installed? What’s the difference between an animated sign and an electric spectacular sign? Signs are regulated by the City of Kingston’s Sign Bylaw and sign technologies have changed since the last review in 2014. We know that businesses are always...

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I am inviting local builders and residents to one of two meetings, where we will present proposed updates to parking ratios for building projects in the Williamsville Main Street, downtown and harbour areas and the Cash-in-Lieu of Parking Bylaw. The meetings will be held on: Wednesday, July 13 at 1 p.m. in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St. Thursday, July 14 at 9 a.m. at the...

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I invite you to join us at one of the upcoming community visioning events to help shape the future of North King’s Town. Below is a list of different opportunities for you to participate: Monday, June 20 – Community visioning workshop 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Portuguese Cultural Centre, 959 Division St. Wednesday, June 22 – Eat, dance and dream at the community visioning exercise...

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<strong>Paige Agnew</strong>
Paige Agnew
Director of planning, building and licensing services
613-546-4291, ext. 3252

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