Public meeting to explore proposed bylaw to control development in near-campus neighbourhoods

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February 7, 2017 -

The City of Kingston is seeking public input as it considers a proposed Interim Control Bylaw in 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 look forward to hearing feedback from the public on any land use concerns in the near-campus neighbourhoods and the potential use of an Interim Control Bylaw during the completion of a land use study," says Paige Agnew, director of planning, building and licensing.

Public Meeting

A public meeting on the proposed bylaw is set for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1 at Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.  The meeting will also be live-streamed on the Kingston City Council YouTube channel: (look for the red City logo).


In addition to the public meeting – and to receive as much feedback as possible – the City has prepared an online survey to identify specific land use planning concerns. Go to to complete the survey by Friday, March 10.

Council called for the public meeting during discussions on the proposed bylaw on Tuesday, Jan. 24.

See the Information Report on the proposed Interim Control Bylaw (COU-17-050), including a draft of the proposed bylaw, on the project webpage at:

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