FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2022
City of Kingston Releases New Zoning Code Draft
Six Public Meetings for Input to be Held,
Comment Period Open Until July 1, 2022
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston has released an initial draft of the revised zoning code. The draft code sets new standards that address community goals, such as increased walkability and historic preservation, improving housing choice and affordability, supporting resiliency, mobility choice and healthy lifestyles through public open space, waterfront, and street design standards, and by removing barriers for small, incremental development. Once adopted, the new code will impact all development in the City of Kingston.
“This is the first draft of the new zoning code and map, and incorporates much of the feedback that we have received from residents since the rezoning process began. This draft will go through several revisions before being considered by the Common Council this fall,” said Mayor Noble. “As we’ve seen in other communities, form-based code is a proven framework for guiding neighborhood change while preserving the unique assets and character of a community. We look forward to hearing robust feedback from the community, as this will ultimately affect every Kingston resident.”
Written public comments on the first draft will be accepted until July 1, 2022. Residents can provide feedback by attending a public meeting or submitting a comment at Engage Kingston or by emailing Bartek Starodaj, [email protected].
A public hearing on the draft will also take place on June 22 at 6:30pm (virtual only, registration required). Please note: residents wishing to speak at the June 22 public hearing should email Bartek Starodaj, [email protected].