Official Plan and Integrated Mobility Plan

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A decorative banner showing a stylized map made up of coloured blocks and purple streets. In a white box on the left text says, "YG220K".

What's YG220K? It's a shared vision for the future of Kingston carrying us forward for the next 25 years. YG220K is the amalgamation of YGK - the city's airport code and regional identifier - and 220k, short for 220,000, which is the population Kingston is expected to hit by 2051.

YG220K is a rewrite of the City of Kingston’s Official Plan, which is a document that guides our city’s future land use, growth and change and the City of Kingston’s Transportation Plan, now called the Integrated Mobility Plan, which guides our city’s future transportation network.

Want to get involved? Learn about how you can apply for the Community Advisory Group.

Official Plan

Sets the City's land use plans for the next 25 years, approximately, until 2051. It will outline how residential, commercial, industrial and other land uses will be built in the city. Kingston is growing and the Official Plan will ensure that the city continues to be livable, diverse, equitable and prosperous by strategically directing growth. This plan will be used as the basis of other plans and bylaws the City will develop and update including the servicing plans, the zoning bylaw, parks plans, recreation plans and more, they all build off the details in the Official Plan.

Integrated Mobility Plan

Focuses on how people will move throughout the city to get to where they need to go, from now to 2051. The plan will lay out a blueprint for roads, frequent transit corridors, and active transportation infrastructure over the coming years. To accommodate the growth that is envisioned sustainably, equitably, and efficiently, our future transportation network will need to provide options for people of all ages and abilities. The integrated mobility plan will follow a few months behind the Official Plan, allowing it to be in lock-step with the planned origins and destinations of where people will need to go.

Two plans, one coordinated approach

The Official Plan and Integrated Mobility Plan are two separate plans with two distinct purposes but are very much intertwined. If you're planning for future land uses and planning for growth, it makes sense to plan for how the transportation network will support that growth. Likewise, it’s important to plan for growth in areas where transportation infrastructure investments are already being made.

For the first time in our history, the City of Kingston will be completing these two plans at the same time. Doing so opens up the opportunity to have a more complete conversation about the future growth of the City and about how we grow in a more connected, deliberate way. Having these two plans completed at the same time presents a great opportunity for collaboration and improvement – so, we're taking it.

Community involvement

A shared vision requires involvement from the community, and public engagement on this project will be central to it. Throughout the project, there will have opportunities to share your feedback both online and in person. From surveys, pop-up events, interviews and much more, we will need to hear your voice.

Community Advisory Group

A Community Advisory Group is a panel of community members who are selected to provide advice to the City of Kingston on a project, based on their specific connection to a project, knowledge and/or experience. The group will meet three times to review, and provide feedback and input at key decision points throughout the review of Kingston’s Official Plan and for the development of the Integrated Mobility Plan. Applicants will also have the opportunity to self-identify whether they would like to be considered for the additional Project Champion role.

Learn more and apply for the group, application closes Aug. 9 at 11:55 p.m.

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A decorative banner showing a stylized map made up of coloured blocks and purple streets. In a white box on the left text says, "YG220K".

What's YG220K? It's a shared vision for the future of Kingston carrying us forward for the next 25 years. YG220K is the amalgamation of YGK - the city's airport code and regional identifier - and 220k, short for 220,000, which is the population Kingston is expected to hit by 2051.

YG220K is a rewrite of the City of Kingston’s Official Plan, which is a document that guides our city’s future land use, growth and change and the City of Kingston’s Transportation Plan, now called the Integrated Mobility Plan, which guides our city’s future transportation network.

Want to get involved? Learn about how you can apply for the Community Advisory Group.

Official Plan

Sets the City's land use plans for the next 25 years, approximately, until 2051. It will outline how residential, commercial, industrial and other land uses will be built in the city. Kingston is growing and the Official Plan will ensure that the city continues to be livable, diverse, equitable and prosperous by strategically directing growth. This plan will be used as the basis of other plans and bylaws the City will develop and update including the servicing plans, the zoning bylaw, parks plans, recreation plans and more, they all build off the details in the Official Plan.

Integrated Mobility Plan

Focuses on how people will move throughout the city to get to where they need to go, from now to 2051. The plan will lay out a blueprint for roads, frequent transit corridors, and active transportation infrastructure over the coming years. To accommodate the growth that is envisioned sustainably, equitably, and efficiently, our future transportation network will need to provide options for people of all ages and abilities. The integrated mobility plan will follow a few months behind the Official Plan, allowing it to be in lock-step with the planned origins and destinations of where people will need to go.

Two plans, one coordinated approach

The Official Plan and Integrated Mobility Plan are two separate plans with two distinct purposes but are very much intertwined. If you're planning for future land uses and planning for growth, it makes sense to plan for how the transportation network will support that growth. Likewise, it’s important to plan for growth in areas where transportation infrastructure investments are already being made.

For the first time in our history, the City of Kingston will be completing these two plans at the same time. Doing so opens up the opportunity to have a more complete conversation about the future growth of the City and about how we grow in a more connected, deliberate way. Having these two plans completed at the same time presents a great opportunity for collaboration and improvement – so, we're taking it.

Community involvement

A shared vision requires involvement from the community, and public engagement on this project will be central to it. Throughout the project, there will have opportunities to share your feedback both online and in person. From surveys, pop-up events, interviews and much more, we will need to hear your voice.

Community Advisory Group

A Community Advisory Group is a panel of community members who are selected to provide advice to the City of Kingston on a project, based on their specific connection to a project, knowledge and/or experience. The group will meet three times to review, and provide feedback and input at key decision points throughout the review of Kingston’s Official Plan and for the development of the Integrated Mobility Plan. Applicants will also have the opportunity to self-identify whether they would like to be considered for the additional Project Champion role.

Learn more and apply for the group, application closes Aug. 9 at 11:55 p.m.

Stay connected

WATCH THIS SPACE!

There is a lot more to come so don't miss any news or engagement opportunities on this project. Use the Follow Project button on this page to sign up for project updates.

  • About the Project 

    It's an exciting time for Kingston! With Council’s fresh strategic direction and continued growth on the horizon, it’s an increasingly desirable place to live. The City of Kingston is developing a new Official Plan and a new Integrated Mobility Plan (formerly the Transportation Master Plan) and have aligned the two projects to take place at the same time, creating an incredible opportunity for alignment at a policy level in planning for the City’s future. 

    City of Kingston Official Plan

    The City of Kingston is required to update the Official Plan every five years in accordance with the requirements of the Planning Act. Instead of a simple update to the existing plan, the City will be preparing a brand new Official Plan to proactively plan for growth to ensure that Kingston continues to be a livable, diverse, equitable and prosperous City as the population is expected to grow to 220,900 people by 2051. 

    City of Kingston Integrated Mobility Plan 

    The Integrated Mobility Plan (IMP) outlines Kingston's future transportation network vision and goals. Aligned closely with the Official Plan's direction, it considers the infrastructure, programs, and policies necessary to accommodate long-term growth while shaping the city's transportation system for the future. 

    What is a Community Advisory Group? 

    A Community Advisory Group (CAG)  is a panel of community members who are selected to provide advice to the City of Kingston on a project, based on their specific connection to a project, knowledge and/or experience. The CAG will meet three times to review, and provide feedback and input at key decision points throughout the review of Kingston’s Official Plan and for the development of the Integrated Mobility Plan. Applicants will also have the opportunity to self-identify whether they would like to be considered for the additional Project Champion role. 

    You can review the terms of reference.

    What is expected from CAG members? 

    Community Advisory Group members are expected to commit to: 

    • Attending and actively participating in three meetings over two years and reviewing materials before and after meetings as required. 

    • Representing their community and providing feedback for the future vision of Kingston, informing the Official Plan rewrite and the development of the Integrated Mobility Plan. 

    • Promoting engagement opportunities and public surveys within their networks. 

    The first meeting will be held in person, location to be determined, on Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Will I be compensated for participation? 

    Community Advisory Group members will be compensated with $225 upon completion of the project, at a rate of $75 per meeting. 

    Data Confidentiality 

    Data collected will only be used for the selection of the Community Advisory Group. Your data will be kept confidential and will not be shared for any purpose not specifically authorized. Personal information provided by you for this survey is collected on a voluntary basis.

    Applications 

    Applications are being accepted until 11:55pm on Aug. 9. All applicants will be notified if they have been successful or unsuccessful by early September. 

    If you represent a local group, resident association, community group or organization that operates in Kingston, we welcome your application. 

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