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Regional Research

"The St. Lawrence Corridor Region, with Brockville as the economic hub, is a community in transition. Over the past several decades the region has and continues to experience a loss of jobs due to the reduction of the traditional branch plant economy. Over the past ten years it is estimated that industrial downsizing has impacted 1,000 people. Leaders have expressed a desire and the community has demanded action to create more and better quality jobs This is in the context of a population that is older than the Canadian population compounded by a perceived youth retention issue.

"The City currently collects development-related charges (Development Charge and Impost Fee) when a building permit is issued. Such charges help support the creation of infrastructure required by future development. The existing rates and rules were established on the basis of the 2014 Development Charge and Impost Fee Background Study.

To continue imposing a Development Charge after the expiry of the current Bylaw (in September), the City has prepared a new Background Study to support the new Development Charge and a new Bylaw, as required by the Development Charges Act. "

"The Urban Growth Strategy study began in June 2002. It was the first comprehensive review of the growth issues faced by the amalgamated City of Kingston. The Official Plans prepared by the three former municipalities were based upon independent approaches to development. However, with the new City, there is a need for a single, unified concept to guide decisions on City wide issues. This Strategy provides an integrated approach to coordinated growth management of the City for the next 25 years (i.e. to 2026)."

"This document outlines best urban design practices for residential intensification and new communities. The document includes guidelines that may be implemented through future revisions to the City of Kingston Official Plan and Zoning By-laws, and through technical design standards, such as the Subdivision Design Standards. Section Six of the document contains a list of action items that are issues of concern that have been identified through this process.