Updates to be Delivered on Central Kingston Growth Strategy

Published on: 2020/05/13 - in News

As the Central Kingston Growth Strategy project enters its next phase, key updates are scheduled to be delivered by the City’s Planning Services Department.

The presentation will be facilitated by project consultants from WSP with staff posting a pre-recorded video presentation on May 25 to be followed by a two-week online Q&A period.

Preliminary recommendations for proposed changes to the City’s Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw and urban design guidelines will be featured in the presentation, based on proposed intensification and infill areas.  Residents will have an opportunity to leave their questions and comments after viewing the presentation at Get Involved Kingston online or by contacting City Planning staff.

“We recognize that this is a unique time for Kingston’s residents, and we want to emphasize that this public engagement approach is a temporary solution, intended to keep residents up-to-date on the project,” said Andrea Gummo, Manager of Policy Planning for the City of Kingston, in a release. “While this is a different approach, we also want to emphasize that the project team is committed to ensuring that residents understand the proposed Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw recommendations and urban design guidelines.”

The Central Kingston Growth Strategy aims to create a policy and regulatory framework to guide infill and intensification in the central area of the City. The aim of this strategy is to facilitate a long-term vision for the residential areas of Central Kingston by preserving what is valued in Kingston’s communities and identifying the appropriate locations and forms for accommodating future growth.

The study area for the strategy includes the residential areas of central Kingston except for the area covered by the North King’s Town Secondary Plan, the Kingston Provincial Campus Secondary Plan, and the downtown core and the Princess Street corridor, including Williamsville Main Street.

More information can be found about the Central Kingston Growth Strategy on the City’s website and by visiting the Get Involved Kingston project page.

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