The City of Kingston reports it is conducting a study to determine the highest and best land use for the Kingston Airport.
The study has been implemented to ensure a full and efficient use of airport lands, optimize aviation-related revenues, and create commercial and industrial development opportunities
“We are pursuing this study in order to make optimal use of the lands at Kingston Airport for the economic development of Kingston, and convenience of Kingstonians and visitors. This study is an excellent opportunity to make the airport a stronger economic engine for Kingston. Input from residents across Kingston will be much appreciated,” said Kingston Airport manager, David Snow.
Snow is urging the public to participate in the public information centre being held on Wednesday, October 7 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at the Royal Canadian Air Force Association (RCAFA) building, 200 Hampton Gray Gate. Residents can also provide feedback by responding to the online Kingston Airport land use survey at CityofKingston.ca/GetInvolved. The survey closes on Friday, Oct. 30.
For the purpose of this project, airport land is being divided into six parcels. The City is looking for the public’s input on using the land for both airport related uses as well as uses that complement the airport and the neighbourhood on these parcels.
A separate Environmental Assessment Study that will focus on the environmental aspects of expanding Kingston Airport is scheduled to begin later this fall and will also include public consultation early in 2016.
For more information about the Kingston Airport (YGK), go to CityofKingston.ca/airport.