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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...


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...


Having a business licence proves that your business location and operations have been vetted by all those were required to do so to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the public. The licensing process can help you better understand your business and all it entails. Businesses must operate in accordance with zoning, building, fire, health, safety and police regulations. We want to...


With the overall goal of ensuring safe and legal housing and short-term accommodations for residents and visitors alike, City staff presented the administrative policies committee with a proposal for a city-wide framework to regulate residential rental units and short-term rentals via licensing yesterday evening. Additional information on this proposal can be found here. After extensive...


The City is currently accepting applications for several public committee positions. Established by Council, these committees are composed of both members of the public and elected councillors. Their role is to inform and advise Council on issues that relate to their respective mandate. The department of planning, building and licensing works closely with seven committees which rely on...


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<strong>Paige Agnew</strong>
Paige Agnew
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