The City of Kingston has been working toward developing policy stemming from the Central Kingston Growth Strategy (CKGS), and are inviting residents to attend one of two Q&A sessions later this month.
The CKGS identifies strategic locations within the central area of the city where future residential growth and intensification could appropriately be located, the City said. The recommendations of the Central Kingston Growth Strategy will be incorporated into the second draft of the new City-wide Zoning Bylaw, which is currently open for public input.
“We’re looking forward to bringing community members together to discuss the policy work being undertaken as part of the Central Kingston Growth Strategy,” said Sukriti Agarwal, Manager of Policy Planning for the City of Kingston.
The Q&A sessions are open to all Kingston residents but are intended for individuals residing in the central Kingston neighbourhoods. They will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, from 2 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m.
Both sessions will be conducted online as a Zoom webinar. Residents can learn more and register online:
- Oct. 20, 2 to 3 p.m.: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cQiD4IHTTyaiFGSSOaEWag
- Oct. 20, 6 to 7 p.m.: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_204ySnEuTIKOQbekyV5WJQ
Attendees will have a chance to view a short summary presentation and ask questions on the draft Official Plan and zoning recommendations, according to a release from the City. Residents are invited to view the Staff Report and supporting reports prepared by WSP Canada Group Ltd. and the formal presentation from the Aug. 12 Planning Committee meeting in advance of the forthcoming sessions.
Project outputs include draft Official Plan policies and zoning recommendations for the residential areas of Central Kingston, supplemented by urban design guidelines and a servicing and infrastructure assessment, the City said.