Future Kingston Press Release

For Immediate Release

Tuesday June 7, 2016

New Community Group Emerges

Future Kingston is a community group, made up of people who believe in a progressive, authentic, living, and changing Kingston.

A Kingston that identifies appropriate opportunities and takes action to ensure our city is a great place to work and live for the next 25 years. A City that attracts people to visit and to move here to grow our work force, develop their careers, and start their businesses.

Our current focus is to further the discussion regarding the benefits of residential intensification in Downtown, and other key areas where infrastructure is already in place.

We believe that, in terms of economics, the environment, health and wellness, cultural vitality, and downtown look and feel – high rises are currently an astounding opportunity. An opportunity created by the City’s $100 million spent on infrastructure projects in the downtown, and the $100 million investment in amenities (The Rogers K-Rock centre, Grand Theatre, Springer Market Square and Rink, Artillery Park, etc.).

These, and improvements to transit, bike lanes, as well as planned investment in Confederation Park, Breakwater Walkway, Sydenham Street parkette, and Doug Fluhrer Park – have combined to create a desirable, walkable, and livable urban area.

Now is the time to seize this opportunity, and say “yes” to a smart mix of mid rise and high rise residential intensification downtown.

The Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Kingston! Business Improvement Area are providing administrative support to Future Kingston.

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For more information please visit www.futurekingston.com

or contact Future Kingston Co-Chairs:

Melody Knott melody.knott@td.com

James Ward jward@rtcr.com

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