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News & notes (4/14/21)

News & notes (4/14/21)

Topics include: Ulster BOCES students win at SkillsUSA Regionals; Saugerties Pro Musica presents Adaskin String Trio; Call for art for Olive Free Library summer group show; Wurts Street Bridge construction to begin in fall; and more.

Kingston to pay consultant $500k to rewrite zoning code 

Kingston to pay consultant $500k to rewrite zoning code 

Kingston’s common council voted 8-1 on Tuesday, April 6 to pay a Florida-based consultant $500,000 to update its zoning code. The city’s zoning has not been updated in more than 50 years. The new code would follow a “form-based” approach, which emphasizes factors like aesthetics, walkability, and how the built environment can reflect a community’s overall vision. This relatively new philosophy of zoning is contrasted with traditional zoning, which is mostly based on segregating different parts of the city by permissible use and defining requirements (like building height or setback from the road) in numerical terms.