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Exploring intensification in Central Kingston

Join us to explore what appropriate intensification could look like for central Kingston at the urban design workshop for the Central Kingston Growth Strategy on June 28. This workshop will seek feedback on study areas that may be appropriate for intensification – and on the scale and form of intensification. Participants will also be asked to identify compatibility principles (such as...
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North King’s Town - project update & workshops

Join City staff and the North King’s Town project team for an update on progress made and share your feedback on three of the five technical studies being done for phase two of the project: land use, cultural heritage, and transportation.   Come to one of two workshops on Tuesday June 26 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 560 at 734 Montreal St., from 2 to 4:30 p.m. or 6 to...
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Join us for a neighbourhood walk in Central Kingston

Tell us how you live, see and experience neighbourhoods within the Central Kingston Growth Strategy study areas - join City staff and the project team for neighbourhood walks! The purpose of the neighbourhood walks is for residents to identify the existing character of the various neighbourhoods within the Central Kingston Growth Strategy study area. Neighbourhood character is a land...
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Introducing the Development Charges Rebate Program

Kingston has the lowest vacancy rate in Ontario making it difficult to secure affordable rental housing. This is something the City is actively working to address and I am pleased to share that the City was selected to participate in the Ontario Ministry of Housing’s Development Charges Rebate Program. The introduction of the Development Charges Rebate program will provide rebates on...
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Queen's Hosting Open House for 355 King Street West

Last year Queen’s University purchased property, previously a Providence Care facility, located at 355 King Street West. This site was acquired with the intention of relocating academic and administrative units there over the long term. A rezoning of the property is required to permit these uses on site and will be subject to a public planning act process for those applications, which...
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First Appeal Under the New LPAT

The City of Kingston has received its first land use planning appeal under the new Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT), enacted on April 3, 2018. I provided a previous blog post related to the changes brought in by Bill 139, click here to access that post. About the appeal The application for the re-zoning of 268 Victoria Street, which was refused by City Council, was...
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North King’s Town land use planning

I spent part of the morning today out walking the North King’s Town (NKT) area with City staff Laura MacCormick, Sonya Bolton, Kim Brown and the consulting team from Dialog. Together we were undertaking a “ground truth’ exercise on the land use plan being developed. The goal of our walk and ‘ground truth’ exercise was to explore if the recommendations on paper make practical sense in the...
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Thank you to the Kingscourt Community Association

Thank you to the Kingscourt Community Association and Councillor Mary-Rita Holland for inviting the Planning team to join their meeting at the Kingscourt Free Methodist Church last night. Laura MacCormick, deputy director of planning, building & licensing, and I had a very thoughtful conversation with a group of honest and engaged residents. Our conversation included concerns related...
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Building a deck? We’re here to help!

Join the City’s building department for a before-you-build deck workshop on Saturday, May 5. This workshop is designed to be a helpful how-to for permit and zoning processes to make sure your deck building project is safe and in compliance with City bylaws. The workshop begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 5 at the Cataraqui Arena, main floor conference room, 1030 Sunnyside Rd. To...
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OMB updates – 3 appeals

Update - 48A Point St. Mark Drive On April 25 a pre-hearing was held regarding the appeal submitted by Homestead Landholdings.  The outcome of this was a hearing date of April 15-18 and 23-25, 2019 (7 days) has been set for this appeal.  The hearing will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall.  To find more information on the Ontario Municipal Board appeal filed...
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