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I’m excited to announce a new addition to the planning, building and licensing team. Last week, Tim Parks started with the City as the planning division’s new manager of development approvals! In this capacity, Tim will oversee the review of applications for development projects before they proceed to construction.  Tim has over 25 years of municipal government experience, working with...
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In collaboration with City Planning staff and consultant Brent Toderian we facilitated a number of public events as part of the Phase 1 Engagement Plan for the Density by Design: Kingston’s Mid-rise and Tall Buildings Policy project. Over the course of the week we were able to connect with 200 + people on this important project. At these events, we provided an overview of the context for...
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Updated April 29, 2019 I’ve received numerous concerned messages from members of the public regarding the cancellation of the Limestone Art and Craft Show this weekend . I do want to take this opportunity to explain what happened and why this decision was made. The City’s business permit application process requires that an event meet set standards before a permit is issued.  Part of...
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Recently, I received a thoughtful message from a community member about my Mar. 5 briefing to council  regarding the City’s proposed mid-rise and tall building design guidelines. This individual’s note referenced an excellent article I’d like to share on human-scale design in relation to mid-rise buildings, as well as a recent Whig article where I acknowledged that “the public has a lot...
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The City has made changes to the proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments that will allow second residential units to be created across the city. Second residential units include basement apartments, in-law suites, coach-houses and other separate apartments that may be in or detached from a primary residence. These units create affordable housing in two ways: They offer...
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