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Supporting the move-out season

It’s a busy time of year with a high volume of move-outs occurring in our community. This weekend (April 21-22) and next weekend (April 28-29) you will see the City’s Licensing and Enforcement staff (responsible for enforcing the Yards and Solid Waste Bylaws) out in neighbourhoods where we typically see the most move-out activity. If you see our staff out, we will have clothing...
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Update on Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

On April 3, I posted a blog about new Provincial legislation (Bill 139) that changes many elements of the Planning Act and the way that planning policies, regulations and applications are processed by the municipality. At last night’s Council Meeting, I presented an Information Report that provided a high level overview of the changes with a focus on the key changes that fundamentally...
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OMB replaced with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT)

As of today, April 3, 2018, the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), the provincial body that deals with land use planning appeals, has been replaced by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT). This change in legislation is part of Bill 139, passed by the province. Appeals that are already before the OMB will be subject to the existing rules. Appeals made after April 3 will be subject to the...
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OMB hearing: 223 Princess Street (Capitol Condos)

The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) appeal hearing for 223 Princess Street (Capitol Condos) is beginning on Monday March 26 and tentatively scheduled to continue until mid-week of April 9. The hearing is taking place in Council Chambers, City Hall, 216 Ontario Street and is open to the public.  The appeal is with respect to by-law 2016-184 that was passed by council on September 20,...
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OMB Update: Point St. Mark Drive (former Rideau Marina)

At last night’s Council meeting, Council reported out from closed session with direction to staff on the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) appeal for Point St. Mark Drive   (former Rideau Marina), which is scheduled for pre-hearing on Friday, March 23.   Below is the motion passed by Council, providing direction to staff: THAT Council direct staff and...
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Open house to kick-off the Central Kingston Growth Strategy

The Planning Division is launching the Central Kingston Growth Strategy – a policy and regulatory framework to guide infill and intensification in the central area of the city. This work was sparked by the interim control bylaw discussion we had for the near campus neighbourhoods in early 2017. We are looking forward to continuing the conversation about the future of our growing city...
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Thank you to all who attended Planning Committee March 8

I would like to express my gratitude and thanks to all of the residents that attended Planning Committee last night. There were two major development applications being considered: Official Plan & Zoning Bylaw Amendment, Draft Plan of Subdivision & Community Improvement Plan Amendment for the former Davis Tannery lands and site plan control application for 495-513 Frontenac Street...
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Seeking your input on options to manage short-term accommodations

We are seeking resident, host and hospitality sector input as we consider measures to manage short-term accommodations in Kingston. Short-term accommodations are private, residential dwellings (or part of dwellings) that are rented to provide sleeping accommodations to a person or persons on a temporary basis (generally less than 28 days, with daily or weekly rates). We are seeing...
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North King’s Town public sessions to kick-off second phase of planning

The City is launching the next phase of its work to develop a secondary plan for North King’s Town (NKT) – the Inner Harbour and Old Industrial areas just north of downtown. There is a lot of interest in the future of this area that has such a rich history and so much potential. We all want the plans for this part of Kingston to realize the community vision that was established during...
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Kingston's future can have it all

See urban planning expert Brent Toderian’s full presentation here We are so excited that last week’s visit by urban planning expert Brent Toderian has everyone talking about how to best grow Kingston. Those interested in urban planning may have long felt themselves to be either pro-development or pro-heritage preservation – as if both these needs could not be met at once. Brent...
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