The final recommended Population, Housing and Employment Forecast Study for Kingston has now been posted by the City. The planning committee will be presented with a final version, featuring forecasts on Kingston’s growth, on April 18 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm in Council Chambers at City Hall.
The forecasts were prepared for the City by Watson and Associates Economists Ltd. and outline how the City of Kingston and Kingston Census Metropolitan Area ares projected to grow through to 2046.
Previous resident and stakeholder input benefited the report and community members are likewise welcome to read the study and attend the April 18th meeting to submit additional feedback.
If approved, recommendations by the public will be brought to council at its May 7 meeting.
“These detailed forecasts are intended to help community and City decision makers plan for the short-, mid- and long-term,” said Andrea Furniss, senior planner. “They will be used for everything from infrastructure planning to service delivery.”
The previous Population, Housing and Employment Forecast Study was conducted in 2013 and is updated every five years to ensure decision-makers are working from the latest information.