City Invited Residents to Attend Central Kingston Growth Strategy Workshops

Published on: 2019/07/12 - in News

Members of the community are being invited to attend one of two City-hosted workshops on the Central Kingston Growth Strategy (CKGS).

Content at both sessions are the same and take place on Thursday, July 18 at Memorial Hall in City Hall, 216 Ontario Street. The first workshop is from 2 to 4pm and the other is between 6 and 8pm.

“These sessions are an important next step in the conversation about Kingston’s future growth,” said Paige Agnew, director of planning, building and licensing for the City in a release. “With help from residents, the Central Kingston Growth Strategy can create a framework that preserves what is valued by the community while identifying appropriate locations and forms for accommodating future growth in central Kingston.”

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The project team, which includes consultants from WSP, will be seeking community feedback on:

  • As-of-right development permissions within the various neighborhoods and zones identified in the study areas, while determining which elements should remain, change or be included in the new framework to preserve neighborhood character;
  • Proposed intensification areas, based on the identified intensification criteria; and,
  • The form and scale of intensification that may be appropriate within intensification areas and key measures which are appropriate for transition between the proposed intensification areas an existing neighborhoods.

The goal of the Central Kingston Growth Strategy is to create ‘a policy and regulatory framework to guide infill and intensification in the central area of the city‘.

This strategy pertains to the residential areas of central Kingston – except for the area that will be covered by the North King’s Town Secondary Plan – the Kingston Provincial Campus Secondary Plan, the downtown core, and the Princess Street Corridor (including the Williamsville Main Street).

More information can be found at

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