Kingston's Mid-Rise and Tall Building Policies

The City is consulting with residents on proposed mid-rise and tall building policies. This consultation will educate and inform residents on the basics of design features for buildings greater than 4 storeys, and on the importance of design in creating liveable spaces that support community. Effective mid-rise and tall building design policies present an opportunity to support Kingston's goal of providing more affordable housing options to residents while encouraging environmental sustainability and creating vibrant hubs of activity within the City. Furthermore, effective policies can work to conserve and enrich built heritage in the City.

This project will complement other work the City is doing to support intensification and will provide clear direction on the design of mid-rise and tall buildings in the City. It will result in the preparation of draft policies for inclusion in the Official Plan.

It is not the intent of these policies to outline where mid-rise or tall buildings will be located in the City. Phase 2 of this work will follow in 2020 that will explore the appropriate location of these types of buildings relative to the Official Plan.

Public Engagement

Do you have questions about the City's official plan or ideas for Kingston's mid-rise and tall building design policies? Join the conversation at Get Involved Kingston.

Throughout the mid-rise and tall building design policy public engagement, the City will be sharing resources and information on urban design and City building online.

Residents are invited to sign up to follow Density by Design on the City's Get involved page to get connected.

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