City of Kingston seeking public input on Official Plan and Integrated Mobility Plan

Kingston City Hall. Kingstonist file photo.

As the population of Kingston grows — the City said it is expected to reach 220,000 over the next 25 years — the municipal government is looking forward and creating a new Official Plan and a new Integrated Mobility Plan (formerly the Transporation Master Plan).

According to a release from the City of Kingston, it needs “new visionary plans” for land use and mobility, and public participation and engagement will be “vital” the success of these projects.

“For the first time in the City’s history, we are completing both of these plans at the same time,” said Laura Flaherty, Project Manager with Planning Services at the City. “These are two substantial and foundational policy projects that will determine how the city grows and moves as we develop during the next quarter century.”  

“Completing these plans at the same time is a unique opportunity for our city,” added Matt Kussin, Manager of Transportation Policy and Programs. “How we choose to get around depends on where we live and where we need to go. Likewise, growth can be directed to areas where future transportation improvements are planned.” 

As part of this process, the City is forming a Community Advisory Group to provide input over the course of the projects. According to the release, the group will be composed of people who reflect the varied experiences and identities that make up our city to ensure a diverse set of voices are consulted and included.

Those who would like to learn more are encouraged by the City to read through the application materials and submit an application before 11:55 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, 2024.  

According to the release, the Official Plan work will begin this summer, with the Integrated Mobility Plan kicking off later this fall. Both plans are expected to be completed in mid-to-late 2026.

The City said that between now and then, there will be many other additional opportunities to provide input. To learn more and stay updated visit the project page and “Subscribe” to receive information about all future events, documents and other notices.  

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