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Update, Feb. 12, 2020: On Feb. 6, the CBC published an article citing the benefits of using engineered wood products in tall building construction. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2vttI9U 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...
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Kingston was recently named one of the best 20 places to invest in Canada by Site Selection Magazine. The magazine bases its choices on its database of facility investment projects pulled from across Canada. Those projects must represent at least $1 million invested, at least 20 new jobs or at least 20,000 new sq. ft. of space. That means Kingston was chosen based on the investment...
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On Aug. 12, 2019, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court issued a decision on the motion for leave to appeal for the 223 Princess St. Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) decision. The Court decision granted the property’s developers, IN8 Developments Inc., the right to appeal the LPAT ruling which did not support the development of a mixed-use building at this location. The...
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Over the past week I have received many questions from residents, seeking to understand the recent decision from the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) regarding the lands referred to as Block 3 and Block 5 of the “the North Block.” These properties are just east of City Hall and west of the Leon’s Centre.  The initial hearing, for which the August 9 LPAT ruling was made, was...
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The popularity of apps like Airbnb and Vrbo has made it easier than ever for property owners to rent out space on a short-term basis at daily or weekly rates to visitors seeking a place to stay at a competitive rate. Those seeking homes to rent long-term have also been affected.  The ease of offering short-term accommodations online has had an impact on the availability and...
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