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City official says Kingstonian doesn’t need affordable housing to move forward

City official says Kingstonian doesn’t need affordable housing to move forward

The city’s zoning enforcement officer handed developers of the proposed Kingstonian project a victory last week when he rejected arguments by an activist group that the controversial condo, parking and boutique hotel complex eyed for the Stockade District didn’t need to include affordable housing to comply with the requirements of the zoning code’s Mixed Use Overlay District (MUOD) where it would be located.

Letter: Back to the drawing board for the Kingstionian

Letter: Back to the drawing board for the Kingstionian

“I don’t know anyone who is against developing the city property at the end of Wall Street,” writes a reader. “Nor do I know anyone who is against a true increase in parking spaces available to the community. What I hear and see are that people want a project that aesthetically fits the area; that benefits the community, and that addresses historical, societal, and environmental needs. The Kingstonian project, as it is currently designed, fails in most of these areas.”

Planners could decide scope of Kingstonian review June 3

Planners could decide scope of Kingstonian review June 3

Will the $53 million proposed residential, commercial and parking project proposed for Uptown Kingston face a long (and expensive) review process or a relatively quick and painless one? An engineer for the developers has said a lengthy review will kill the project, while protestors have called on the city to reject the proposal, arguing it will drive up rents for the city’s poorer residents.