Archeological Study at Byron Lot to Begin Next Week

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An in-depth archeological study of the Byron Lot on Queen Street is set to begin next week. (map)

This is one of a number of studies scheduled to determine the feasibility of this location to be the site of a possible parking structure.

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The City of Kingston says it is assessing the lot through a variety of factors that include heritage, transportation, land-use planning, site-servicing and natural environment.

These considerations will help to develop a recommendation for the lot in addition to other key elements required for a potential parking structure such as parking capacity, amenities, safety, security and asset-life management.

“Our initial tests indicated we need to do more archeological investigation. This will involve drilling additional bore holes and making test pits. We need to patch the surface once the study is completed,” said director of transportation, Sheila Kidd, in a release. “This additional work is expected to take one month. Permit parkers who use the lot have been relocated to accommodate this work.”

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