Princess Street student residence building issued occupancy permit

Residents are now moving into the building at 630 Princess Street after the City issued an Occupancy Permit on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Photo by Cris Vilela.

Residents who were planning to move in this past Friday are now able to move into the new student residence building at 630 Princess Street.

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, City officials met with the owner of the building, according to a press release from the City of Kingston.

“Staff re-inspected the property and have issued an occupancy permit for the residential units,” said Lisa Capener-Hunt, chief building official for the City of Kingston.

“The property owner is now working with tenants to plan the moves into the building.”

The City was unable to issue an occupancy permit for the new apartment building because it did not meet the minimum requirements set out in the Ontario Building Code, the City said. According to City officials, safety of tenants is a top priority.

The City will continue working with the owner, Stelmach Project Management Ltd., to complete unoccupied areas of the building, which is a 31-unit complex with 93 bedrooms, according to the press release. Previous applications to the city related to the property list Jay Patry Enterprises as the property owner, but the property was sold to Stelmach, according to Cindie Ashton, Communications Officer for the City.

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