The Department of Housing Initiatives is a newly established department dedicated to support housing planning in the City of Kingston. The Department manages housing-related grants, supports the construction of new market-rate and affordable housing, develops policies to protect existing residents, and addresses the connection between housing and sustainability, health, and mobility. The Department also reviews the disposition of city-owned property suitable for housing development and collaborates with local and regional housing organizations.
Upcoming Housing-Related Public Events
Version 1.0 of the Kingston Forward draft for the citywide rezoning has been released here. View additional information and supplementary materials on Engage Kingston: https://engagekingston.com/kingston-forward
Make your voice heard! Attend an upcoming public meeting or submit a comment via this survey by July 1, 2022.
The City of Kingston will host a series of public meetings to solicit public feedback on Version 1.0. At the hybrid (in-person and virtual) public meeting on Wednesday, June 8, representatives from Dover Kohl and the City of Kingston will provide an overview of the draft code. At a series of open house events, staff from Dover Kohl, City staff, and Common Council members will be available to answer any questions.
Draft Code Public Meeting June 8 at 6:00pm at City Hall (hybrid, registration required)
City Hall Open House June 10 from 2:00-4:00pm – Council Chambers
Waterfront Walking Tour June 11 from 9-10am – Meet in front of the Maritime Museum
Wards 4, 5, 6 Neighborhood Open House June 10 from 5:30-7:00pm – Kingston Library Community Room
Wards 1, 2, 3 Neighborhood Open House June 11 from 10:30-12pm – Old Dutch Church
Wards 7, 8, 9 Neighborhood Open House June 11 from 1:00-2:30pm – Rondout Neighborhood Center
Draft Code Public Hearing June 22 at 6:30pm (virtual, registration required)
Please note: residents wishing to speak at the June 22 public hearing should email Bartek Starodaj, [email protected].
Active Housing Projects on Engage Kingston
Kingston Forward: Citywide Rezoning
Anti-Displacement Strategies & Tiny Homes Project
City of Kingston Surplus Properties
A Plan for Redevelopment: The City of Kingston’s Vacant and Abandoned Properties
Kingston 2025 Comprehensive Plan
Good Cause Fact Sheet - This fact sheet provides information on Good Cause Eviction legislation and how it impacts tenants and landlords in the City of Kingston.
Housing Development Process - This outlines the process for building new housing in the City of Kingston.
Short-term rentals registration - This summarizes shot-terms rental regulations in the City of Kingston. Kingston is enforcing short-term rental regulations and all short-term rental hosts must comply with this registration process.
Bartek Starodaj, Director of Housing Initiatives