Density by Design
Kingston's Mid-Rise and Tall Building Policies
The City is seeking input on an Issues & Options Report to lay the groundwork for its Mid-Rise and Tall Buildings Policy, which will be aimed at guiding the development of buildings of more than four storeys.
The Issues & Options Report reflects what the City has heard during Density by Design consultations, and provides a discussion of the many factors that need to be considered as we move forward to develop the specific policies. These policies will follow in early 2020 and will help to shape a clear vision for the future development of mid-rise and tall buildings.
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.
Nov. 21: Open House and Planning Committee Presentation
Residents are invited to learn more about the Issues & Options Report on Thursday, Nov. 21 at City Hall
- Discuss options with planners and offer feedback at a drop-in open house from 3 to 6:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall.
- See a presentation on the report at the Planning Committee meeting that begins at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. The meeting will offer opportunities for the public to offer comments.
Urban design consultant, Brent Toderian, will be at the open house and Planning Committee meeting.
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City invites residents to Density by Design sessions aimed at developing a policy for mid-rise and tall buildings
March 2019Finalization of Public Education and Engagement Plan
April - May 2019Interactive education sessions and public engagement opportunities.
June - July 2019Draft Issues Paper and Policy Options Report
November 2019 - January 2020Comment period on Issues & Options Report
December 2019 – February 2020Development of Mid-rise and Tall Building Policies
February 2020Open house to present and seek feedback on Draft Policies
March 2020Comment period on Draft Policies & Statutory Public Meeting (Official Plan Amendment)
March 2020Comprehensive Report preparation
April 2020Recommendation to Planning Committee