Sessions Aim to Help Develop Mid-Rise and Tall Buildings Policy

Published on: 2019/04/16 - in News

Construction proposals for mid-rise and tall buildings in Kingston is always a topic of debate among residents, especially when it involves the historic downtown area.

Now community members with an interest in how the city will grow are invited to participate in one of a number of upcoming Density by Design information sessions.

UPDATE: View the session’s presentation embedded below

Attendees will view two brief presentations – Design Basics and Why Design Matters – followed by a question and answer period. After the Q&A session, participants will engage in breakout sessions to discuss priorities.

“We know there is great interest in having a community conversation about mid-rise and tall buildings. Come talk with us about growing urban Kingston!” said project manager Andrea Gummo. “We are seeing applications for more and taller buildings in Kingston. These sessions allow us to hear about your priorities as they relate to building design and how design impacts our community – and they offer an opportunity to introduce various building design features and concepts that may not be common knowledge.”

You can register to take part in one of the Density by Design session at this City of Kingston page. Note that each event is limited to 40 participants.

Recommendations and input will be used to develop draft policies to guide the development of mid-rise and tall buildings and benefit builders who will better understand what is expected when they make planning applications.

The locations of buildings being proposed in Kingston can be found at the City’s Development and Services Hub (DASH) page.

Session schedules and locations:

Monday, April 29
5:30 – 7 p.m. at the INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd.

Tuesday, April 30
9:30 – 11 a.m. Gore Road Fire Hall, 211 Gore Rd.
6:30 – 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

Thursday, May 2
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Memorial Hall
3:30 – 5 p.m. at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge St.

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