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Regional Research

"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)."

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Kingston Residential Intensification - New Community Design Guidelines

Kingston Residential Intensification - New Community Design Guidelines

"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.

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Kingston Williamsville Main Street Study

Kingston Williamsville Main Street Study

"The planning and development department retained lead consultant Brook McIlroy Inc. to develop a study of the Williamsville Main Street, which is the 1.7 km portion of Princess Street between Division  and the Bath Road/Concession  intersection. The Williamsville Main Street is an area that has seen a great deal of change over the last few years.

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Kingston North Blocks Plan

Kingston North Blocks Plan

"The North Block District consists of five blocks located in the core of downtown Kingston, just above Ontario Street, which runs along the lake and just north of Princess Street, the city's main street. See the document library (link at right) for documents, presentations and reports related to this key Kingston district."

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Downtown Action Plan

Downtown Action Plan

"The Downtown Action Plan: An infrastructure Renewal and Public Open Space Plan (DAP) refines the work and principles set out in the Downtown Design Concept (DDC) released in the fall of 2001. The Plan will form part of Kingston’s ten year Capital Plan for the infrastructure in the downtown. The DAP is an urban design study for the whole downtown, and an annual work plan spread over a ten to fifteen-year period."