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OMB Pre-Hearing Updates

On November 22 and 23 the OMB held pre-hearings on three matters in Kingston this blog post aims to provide updates on the pre-hearings held: Update on OMB appeals of the Official Plan On November 23, 2017 a pre-hearing conference was held in Council Chambers, City Hall, to establish a procedure to hear five (5) appeals against Official Plan Amendment Number 50 (OPA 50). OPA 50...
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DocuPet door-to-door awareness campaign

It has come to my attention that members of the public have expressed concern about the conduct of Docupet education officers who are currently undertaking a door-to-door awareness campaign. DocuPet Inc. is a Kingston-based startup and runs the online pet licensing program for the City of Kingston. DocuPet is currently conducting a door-to-door awareness campaign in neighbourhoods across...
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Appeals to the Official Plan Update

We have received questions seeking clarification on the OMB pre-hearings for Official Plan appeals, set for November 23, 2017; this blog post aims to provide information to clarify. Official Plan Update The City’s Official Plan serves as the blueprint for how the City will grow over the next 20 years. An Official Plan Update is required every 5 years by legislation, this helps to...
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Clarifying the OMB process

This blog is a follow-up to my October 20 blog post “October 19 Planning Committee – OMB process for Point St. Mark Drive ” as an effort to continue to inform the public on the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) process.   Update on OMB appeal for Point St. Mark Drive At the November 7 Council meeting, staff provided an ‘in-camera’ report to City Council related to the OMB...
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Help shape your community – Join a working group!

I wanted to let you know about two working groups currently seeking members, the Planning Advisory Working Group and the Central Kingston Growth and Infill Strategy Community Working Group. Planning Advisory Working Group The planning advisory working group is a statutory group that is being established under the provisions of the Planning Act . The intent of the planning...
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North Block District – blocks 3 & 5

There were a number of questions at the October 19 Planning Committee meeting seeking greater understanding of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) appeal process for 48A Point St. Mark Drive (former Rideau Marina). I provided some clarification on next steps in this process and additional resources in this October 20 blog post . On November 22 there are two separate OMB pre-hearings...
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October 19 Planning Committee – OMB process for Point St. Mark Drive

I wanted to say thank you to everyone that came out and contributed to last night’s Planning Committee meeting in Council Chambers. The quality of feedback that was provided is helpful to City staff as we continue our process of technical review of Homestead’s proposal at 48A Point St. Mark Drive (former Rideau Marina). There were a number of questions at the Oct. 19 Planning Committee...
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Join us to review draft amendments to the Building Bylaw

We are looking for public and stakeholder input on amendments to the Building Bylaw, under section 7 of the Building Code Act, which reflect the changes to the permit fee schedule passed by council on Aug. 8, 2017 and add requirements for construction site fencing. The Building Bylaw open house will be held in the second floor boardroom of 1211 John Counter Blvd. on Thursday, Sept. 28...
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Input wanted on the re-development proposal for the former Marine Museum property

At its next meeting, the planning committee will review a proposal that is seeking to construct a 20-storey residential building at 5 Lower Union St. and adaptively re-use the former Marine Museum property at 55 Ontario St for residential, commercial or community uses. The City is looking for public input on possible community benefits that could be tied to the proposal. Interested...
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Community Benefits

There has always been significant interest in how our community is shaped, and in some developments, community benefits have been negotiated by the City in exchange for increases in a project’s height and/or density. Section 37 of the Planning Act authorizes municipalities to request these community benefits where policies exist in their official plan, and Kingston’s official plan does so in...
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