Williamsville Development

CNIB Open House May 24 1-3

Dear Neighbours:
Please be advised that the CNIB Shades of Fun Open House is on Thursday May 24th form 1:00 – 3:00 pm at CNIB Kingston. 

Shades of Fun Open House

Join us in celebrating on May 24, the official day for Canadians from coast to coast to don their best sunglasses, protect their eyes from UV rays and show the whole country their shades of fun!

Date:            Thursday, May 24, 2012

Time:            1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 Location:      CNIB Kingston

                     826 Princess Street

                     Kingston, Ontario

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Proposed Development at 630 Princess

I’m concerned about the condo development planned for 630 Princess by Patry Inc. Development and urge people to write to FoTenn, the agent for Patry Inc. and to Patry Inc. themselves with their concerns and questions. Upon my first attempt at contacting FoTenn with questions, they sent them to the city. The city then said they would forward comments to FoTenn and Patry Inc. Development, so it appears as though it is a complete run-around. I have since contacted both FoTenn and Patry about this and have received no response. Fotenn.com lists contacts for the Kingston office, or general delivery is admin@foten.com. Patry Inc. Development is at Patryinc.com. Email info@patryinc.com.

My concern is that the development will turn Nelson St. into a higher-traffic area, as the 21-car condo parking will enter and exit on Nelson, to reduce traffic on Princess. Nelson residents are being put aside for the greater good of improving Princess, and the city supports this. Read the city report on it, Report pc-10-069, File D14-188-2010 at the city site. If you can’t find it, ask the city to email it to you. You can leave a general message at the city site. Ask them to send it to the planning dept.

Another concern is for the trees on the site. I have asked for details regarding th plans for the trees, but neither the City nor FoTenn have replied. Patry Inc. Development is the same group that tried that giant Frontenac St. development that was eventually rejected at the OMB. Let’s make them accountable again.

Seth

326 Alfred St. Rezoning 3

Dear Neighbours:

326 Alfred St. the former Salvation Army Citadel has been purchased by Podium Development Corp who have applied to the city Planning Committee for a zoning change. The public meeting is scheduled for Thursday May 20 starting at 6:30 pm at City Hall Council Chambers.

If you wish to comment on the proposal you can attend the meeting or write to Karen Fraser re. file D14-180-2010 at kfraser@cityofkingston.ca

The details are as follows:

  • the property is currently designated residential but zoned for one and two family – the proposal requests re-zoning from one and two family to multiple family.
  • the existing building will be demolished and a new 18 unit building with 12 3-bedroom plus a den units and 6 2-bedroom units constructed.
  • the applicant requests an increase in lot occupancy from 100% to 112%
  • the applicant requests a reduction in the side yard setbacks from required 4.7 metres and 9.4 metres to 0.1 metres and 0.9 metres.
  • the applicant requests a reduction in rear yard setback from required 9.4 metres to 7.1 metres.
  • the applicant requests a reduction in amenity area from required 891 square metres to 638.2 square metres.
  • the applicant requests a reduction in parking spaces from required 25 to 9 spaces.

This is a significant change from the former use which will increase the amount of activity occurring on the block on a daily basis. It is also important to note that this property will impact more than just Alfred Street. All vehicle access to the property will be via Frontenac Street.