The Coalition of Kingston Communities (CKC) is on the alert in response to applications to the OMB by local developers that challenge the provisions of the Official Plan. Homestead Landholdings Ltd. is among a handful of land developers that are appealing several sections of the Official Plan, targeting the ‘ribbon of life’ provisions that protect […]
This illustration is the result of the general despondency about Homestead’s trivial changes to the original plan, as presented to the Planning Committee on Thursday, August 3rd – see outrage on Vision For Kingston and Frontenac Heritage Foundation‘s Facebook pages.
Developments of all shapes and sizes were on the minds of many Kingstonians in 2016. One of the most contentious projects to emerge this past year was The Capitol, pitched by IN8 Developments as a soaring, 18-storey luxury condominium tower along Princess Street. The radical pitch garnered both support in terms of interested buyers, as […]
The high-rise buildings Homestead and Capitol propose will cast long shadows, literally and figuratively. Literally, because their neighbours to the West, North and East would be cast into new shadows daily, especially in the winter months when we crave sunshine most, days at their shortest and shadows at their longest. Figuratively, because their very existence […]
Why did I draw this? Because, like so many, I feel the unique attraction of Kingston will be lost once the first truly high-rise buildings go up. We have mid-rises already. Kingston unique? Yes, for a start, our waterfront setting is something rare. Then consider the old city itself. Kingston is blessed with a Human […]