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Kingston City Council gives go ahead for Capitol Condos project

Kingston City Council unanimously passed a motion on Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2021 to endorse the settlement on the proposed Capitol Condos project at 223 Princess Street. The Capitol Condos project will see a nine-storey condominium building at the former Capitol Movie Theatre in downtown Kingston. Plans, revisions, and conversations have

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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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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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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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Capitol Condos developer files new, 12-storey proposal for downtown site

IN8 Developments, the developers behind the ongoing development plans for 223 Princess Street (The Capitol Condos) has filed a revised, 12-story plan through the City of Kingston. First proposed in 2015 at 17 storeys and 61.4m tall, the new project is proposed to be 12 storeys and cap out at

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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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Capitol Condos quashed by Appeal Tribunal

The 223-unit Capitol Condos development will not be moving forward as planned following the decision of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, which was released on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. The Tribunal, which is the authority which replaced the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) earlier this year, has supported the appeal against

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