Your Housing & Development News
Now that we’re all back to work and school, it’s important that we stay up-to-date with all the housing and development-related news in our city. And, as usual, we’ve done all the hard work for you. All you need to do is keep reading. Enjoy!
Vacant land at Highway 15 and Innovation Drive may be the future location of a six-story, 105-room hotel. Importantly, developers want to ensure that the hotel promotes the area’s aesthetic value, and that it respects residents’ concerns (namely, light pollution, noise pollution, and increased traffic).
Loughborough Lake residents are fighting back against a proposed housing development at Johnston Point. Residents argue that the area is an important habitat for numerous vulnerable species, and that building housing in this area shows an unwillingness to place environmental protection over human development.
The City of Kingston is considering a residential rental licensing program to help control Kingston’s student rental properties. Proponents argue that such a system would improve overall maintenance and safety. Guelph and Waterloo, which are also known as “student towns”, are themselves in the process of introducing licensing systems to help ensure the safety of students studying there.
Do you have thoughts on Kingston’s growth and intensification? If so, consider attending an upcoming town hall meeting with speaker Brent Toderian, Vancouver’s former Chief Planner. The meeting will provide Kingstonians the opportunity to learn more about what needs to be done to support growth and to continue our city’s ongoing success and charm. The meeting is at Memorial Hall on Wednesday, January 17th at 6:00 p.m. If you have a more general interest in the City of Kingston’s current projects, plans, and studies, bookmark the city’s Projects & Construction information page.
There you go! With this primer, you’ll have more to talk about around the water cooler other than the weather (although we can all agree that it has been terrible recently).