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City hosting two virtual Q&A sessions on Central Kingston Growth Strategy

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

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Homestead application for 5 Lower Union Street under review by City

Homestead Land Holding Ltd, has submitted an application to the City of Kingston to amend The City’s Official Plan and Zoning By-Law for the property known as 5 Lower Union Street, and a public meeting about the application will occur later this summer.

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Special City Council meeting focuses on rural economic development

City Council voted on strategies to guide Kingston’s continued rural economic development at a special meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. The discussions centred around the topic of the City’s “urban boundary,” which contains the built-up, generally fully serviced area of Kingston, and how to effectively manage service provision within

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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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Council approves Unity Farm Inn & Spa development

City Council has approved a zoning bylaw and Official Plan amendment for the development of Unity Farm Inn & Spa after a lengthy, impassioned debate. Gary Oosterhof, the councillor for Countryside District where the development will be located, implored his colleagues once again to reject the project. “This development as

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City staff recommend spa again after environmental consultations

City staff are once again recommending the Unity Farm Inn & Spa go ahead, after three climate groups have vetted the development. “Each organization was able to conclude that the application’s proposed sustainability initiatives went above and beyond what the City’s current policy requires,” said an Information Report to City

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City meets with climate groups ahead of vote on Unity Farm Inn & Spa

The City of Kingston has confirmed that staff have met with three environmental advocacy groups ahead of make-or-break decision for Unity Farm Inn and Spa. City Council voted to defer a final decision on the development at 2285 Battersea Road on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, following a request for further

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Hall Monitor: Recreational Parking

Kingston City Council held meeting number 24-2019 (Agenda) on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. One of their shortest meetings yet, most of the evening passed with minimal discussion, save for an item about changes to residential parking for recreational vehicles. KEY TOPICS With no delegations, briefings or presentations during the meeting,

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