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The City is seeking input on its final draft of the Community Benefit Guidelines, which allow the City to require items like affordable housing, parkland, public parking, public art or performance spaces and other similar benefits under Section 37 of the Planning Act.  The ability for the City to exchange density for added community benefits, previously known as “density bonusing,” is a...
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Over the past several months, staff has been working alongside Dillon Consulting Limited on a planning framework for the Reddendale neighbourhood. The work involves the preparation of area-specific urban design guidelines and recommendations for appropriate zoning criteria for Reddendale to ensure that new development is compatible with the physical character of established residential...
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Over the last four years since I’ve been the City’s Chief Planner, I’ve been asked multiple questions on the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT) appeals process, the various statuses of land use matters under appeal and how the settlement process works in Ontario. I want to clearly state that I am not a lawyer, but I have developed an understanding of land use planning law through...
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I’m pleased to share that City staff are providing council with an update on the land-use planning appeals launched by Homestead Land Holdings for two of the North Block properties (51-57 Queen St. and 18 Queen St./282 Ontario St.) at the next council meeting on Sept. 18, 2018.  Staff has been working with Homestead on the proposed development to determine if an agreement could be...
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A proposed program to license residences with one to three rental units would require these rental properties to meet standards to ensure the health and safety of renters. The City of Kingston has considered adopting a residential rental licensing program multiple times over the past 15 years. Staff has been receiving input and working on a proposed program over the past several months. ...
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