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Status Update – June 2018

Since the release of the first draft of the new City-wide Zoning Bylaw, staff have been working to address a number of "bucket issues" which are additional items that have come forward as a result of residents' feedback on the first draft, challenges identified by staff with respect to implementing some of the Official Plan policies, new legislative changes and emerging forms of land use. A June 12 Council Report provided an update on the new City-wide Zoning Bylaw project, including a summary of work that has been completed, and the steps necessary to bring the project forward.

At this time, it is anticipated that two additional drafts will be released, one in the fall of 2019 after the completion of the Central Kingston Growth Strategy, and the final draft of the bylaw for Council's consideration in 2020.

Reddendale Planning Framework and Urban Design Guidelines

On December 19, 2017, Council directed staff to advise them on the feasibility of developing a planning framework that is specific to addressing infill development pressures in the Reddendale area. This work was proposed as an expanded scope of work within the Zoning Bylaw Update project. Background information, and the objectives and scope of work for this project were presented to Council on January 23, 2018. The work plan prepared by Dillon Consulting Limited involves the preparation of recommendations for appropriate zoning criteria for the area to ensure that new development is compatible with the physical character of established residential development. Area-specific urban design guidelines will also be prepared. It is anticipated that the zoning recommendations will be implemented through amendments to Zoning Bylaw 76-26. The intent is to carry forward the amendments into the new City-wide Zoning Bylaw.

Zoning bylaw put on hold to complete Central Kingston Growth and Infill Strategy

The first draft of the new zoning bylaw was released to the public on October 27, 2016. The regulatory framework recommended by the Central Kingston Growth and Infill Strategy will form an important component of the new zoning bylaw. Therefore, further advancement of the new zoning bylaw is put on hold until the Central Kingston Growth and Infill Strategy is complete. The recommendations of the strategy will be incorporated into the second draft of the new zoning bylaw, which is now anticipated to be released in 2019. During this time, staff will continue to work to resolve a number of "bucket issues" (e.g. short-term rentals such as Airbnb, public versus public school permissions, etc.) that have been identified through the zoning bylaw review process.

First Draft

The first draft of the bylaw is available for public review and comment:

In addition to the PDF versions of the rural area and urban area zoning maps provided above, the zoning maps can also be viewed on tab 6 of the City's interactive Planning and Development Map.

Comments on the first draft can be submitted via the online form or directly to:

Sukriti Agarwal
Project manager, Planning division
NewZBL@cityofkingston.ca
613-546-4291, ext. 3217

Important Note

The information and material provided is being made available to enable the public to understand the proposed draft of the City-Wide Zoning Bylaw that will ultimately be considered by City Council, and to give the public an opportunity to review and ask questions about the proposed draft bylaw. This information is provided for public consultation purposes only. The new City-wide Zoning Bylaw has not been approved by City Council.


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