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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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Nominate a building for Livable City Design Awards

We are looking for building project nominees for this year’s Livable City Design Awards. Nominations will be accepted until June 15 for projects located within Kingston and completed between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2016.  The nomination application forms can be found at www.CityofKingston.ca/LivableCity and are also available at City Hall, 216 Ontario St. and 1211 John...
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Join us to review draft building fee structure

We are presenting a draft of the updated building fee structure at public sessions. We are looking for public and stakeholder input on what and how the City charges for building-related permits and activities from pool fences and home renovations to industrial developments. The sessions will be held in the second floor boardroom of 1211 John Counter Blvd on Tuesday, May 2; 9:30 to...
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Revised report on North King’s Town project

The revised draft report on the North King’s Town community visioning exercise and preliminary market analysis is now available for online input and is the subject of an upcoming open house. This draft, revised with help from the North King’s Town Working Group, reflects the community input we have received on the issues facing this area and on how to realize its tremendous potential. ...
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Public input on planning process

We will be hosting focus groups to gather input on public participation in the planning process. There is a great deal of interest in the planning process, which is admittedly complex and subject to a lot of regulation. We want to know how we can best clarify that process invite the public into it in a meaningful way. We are holding three sessions one for developers and two for sessions...
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Updated Tree and Site Alteration bylaws to go to planning committee

The updated Tree and Site Alteration bylaws will be going to planning committee as a public information session, on Thursday, March 2 . The planning committee meeting is at 6:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St. The bylaws have been updated following the public consultation that was held in the fall. The Tree Bylaw regulates the destruction of, or injury to, trees...
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Proposed Interim Control Bylaw

We are seeking public input as a proposed Interim Control Bylaw for neighbourhoods near Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College in the Sydenham, Portsmouth and Williamsville districts.  The proposed bylaw would have the effect of temporarily freezing the way some residences are used for a year while the City undertakes a detailed land use study of these areas. We are holding a...
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Official Plan comprehensive report to be presented

A comprehensive report on the final version of the five-year update of the Official Plan will be presented at the planning committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, in Council Chambers at City Hall, 216 Ontario St.  An overview of the revisions that have been made to the Official Plan during the update will be presented as well as next steps in the project. The...
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Wishing everyone happy holidays!

I would like to take a moment to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Thank you for reading my blog post, for attending planning, building and licensing open houses, public meetings, events and for commenting on various projects and being engaged. We have had a busy year with projects that include the Noise Bylaw Review, Official Plan Update, North King’s Town community...
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Thanks for staying engaged in North King’s Town

Thank-you to everyone who provided comments on the draft report for the community visioning exercise and preliminary market analysis for the North King’s Town Secondary Plan. We heard loud and clear that it doesn’t accurately reflect what was discussed at the consultation events and that it doesn’t go far enough to highlight and protect the things you love most about North King’s Town...
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