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From pier to posh: What exactly is 1110 King West?

Currently under review by the City of Kingston is a site plan control application by Kingston Waterfront Developments Ltd., which owns and is proposing to develop the site of the former grain elevators on a pier in Cataraqui Bay. James Bar, acting Manager of Development Approvals for the City explained,

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City of Kingston reviews site plan for historic property at 1110 King West

This article is Part 1 of a two-part series on the proposed plans for developments on the pier of Cataraqui Bay, also known as Elevator Bay, off of King Street West. Part 2 can be read here. This past spring, Kingston Waterfront Developments Ltd. submitted a sixth site plan to

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IN8, Frontenac Heritage Foundation finally agree on Capitol Condos

The Frontenac Heritage Foundation and Building Kingston’s Future Inc. have finally given their blessings to The Capitol condo project. The appellants along with IN8 Developments out of Kitchener-Waterloo, the group responsible for The Capitol, have agreed on the matter after a long-standing dispute. The dispute was centred around the height

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Council approves revised development plan for Williamsville Corridor

City Council has approved a revised plan for development in the Williamsville corridor, the stretch of Princess Street between Division Street and the Kingston Centre. The revised plan will allow for construction of residential towers of up to 20 storeys in the area around the Princess and Division St. intersection,

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Heritage vs Development? Kingston, Kamala Harris and the truth about false choices

In the lead up to the hotly anticipated US Vice Presidential debate earlier this month, I read 2019’s The Truths We Hold. The book – part memoir, part manifesto – by Kamala Harris, current Democratic VP candidate, was surprisingly good. In fact, I was taken aback on a number of

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Letter: Response to the draft addendum to the Williamsville Main Street Study

The following is a letter to the Planning Committee and Committee Chair Councillor Jim Neill. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. To the Planning Committee: The Williamsville Main Street study envisioned transforming a neglected strip of Princess into a vibrant neighbourhood hub. It

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Soapbox: 223 Princess Street comes to Planning Committee again

Editorial note: The following is a submitted Op/Ed piece. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. The Frontenac Heritage Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to the preservation of structures and sites of cultural and historical interest across the Kingston region. For nearly

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What they’re saying: Comments from the public Density by Design meeting

On Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, Paige Agnew, Director of Planning, Building & Licensing Services for the City of Kingston, and Brent Toderian, an urban planning consultant working with the city, presented the ‘Density by Design’ options report to the Planning Committee and the public. Following comments from councillors on the

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Mayor responds to Homestead LPAT ruling: ‘I’m certainly disappointed’

After the provincial planning appeal body rejected the second high rise development project in the city’s downtown core this year, Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson is pointing to creating policy to add to the City’s Official Plan to create “clarity” regarding development. On Friday, Aug, 9, 2019, the Local Planning Appeal

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What growth is good?

Growth. A six letter word you hear a lot these days at City Hall. It’s held up by many as something we need in and of itself. We are told that more development in Kingston, for example, will increase revenue (via the assessment base/taxation and development charges) to help the

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Mayor responds to Tribunal decision on Capitol Condos project

Just hours after the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal ordered the City of Kingston to repeal the by-law supporting the Capitol Condos project, Mayor Bryan Paterson is considering the decision a chance for learning and moving forward, he said. “I think the first thing I would say is that I think,

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