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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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What matters is the plan

"What matters is the plan." – see more of what Brent Toderian had to say in this video . Last week’s visit by urban planning expert Brent Toderian offered a lot of food for thought for the City and the community. He told us that Kingston must focus on getting our plans right so that these guiding documents target the right kinds of intensification in the right areas and, perhaps most...
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We're having a great conversation on how to grow Kingston! Thanks for taking part.

A huge thank you for the intense interest in last evening’s presentation by Brent Toderian, former chief planner for the City of Vancouver and award-winning city planning consultant. The fantastic turnout demonstrates our community cares deeply about how we grow Kingston and increase its density. The questions were very insightful and showed the great level of interest participants have...
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Talking planning with Brent Toderian

Brent Toderian, former chief planner for the City of Vancouver and award-winning city planning consultant, is in Kingston for Wednesday’s town hall on growth and intensification and the Climate Change Symposium on Friday.   Planning staff is taking advantage of him being in town to talk about the challenges and opportunities in Kingston. Today a group of planning...
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What role can intensification plan as Kingston continues to experience growth?

Join us on Wednesday January 17 at 6 p.m. in Memorial Hall, City Hall for a special town hall meeting exploring the role of intensification as Kingston continues to experience growth. The town hall is intended to provide council and members of the public the opportunity to learn from Brent Toderian, former chief planner for the City of Vancouver and award-winning city planning...
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OMB Pre-Hearing Updates

On November 22 and 23 the OMB held pre-hearings on three matters in Kingston this blog post aims to provide updates on the pre-hearings held: Update on OMB appeals of the Official Plan On November 23, 2017 a pre-hearing conference was held in Council Chambers, City Hall, to establish a procedure to hear five (5) appeals against Official Plan Amendment Number 50 (OPA 50). OPA 50...
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DocuPet door-to-door awareness campaign

It has come to my attention that members of the public have expressed concern about the conduct of Docupet education officers who are currently undertaking a door-to-door awareness campaign. DocuPet Inc. is a Kingston-based startup and runs the online pet licensing program for the City of Kingston. DocuPet is currently conducting a door-to-door awareness campaign in neighbourhoods across...
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Appeals to the Official Plan Update

We have received questions seeking clarification on the OMB pre-hearings for Official Plan appeals, set for November 23, 2017; this blog post aims to provide information to clarify. Official Plan Update The City’s Official Plan serves as the blueprint for how the City will grow over the next 20 years. An Official Plan Update is required every 5 years by legislation, this helps to...
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Clarifying the OMB process

This blog is a follow-up to my October 20 blog post “October 19 Planning Committee – OMB process for Point St. Mark Drive ” as an effort to continue to inform the public on the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) process.   Update on OMB appeal for Point St. Mark Drive At the November 7 Council meeting, staff provided an ‘in-camera’ report to City Council related to the OMB...
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