FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 18, 2024
City of Kingston Seeks Members for Zoning Code Working Group
KINGSTON, NY – The City of Kingston is seeking four members of the public to join a form-based zoning code working group.
This working group will work with City staff to ensure that the newly-adopted zoning code meets its objectives in areas such as housing development, walkability, and small business development. As needed, the working group will also be involved in suggesting zoning amendments to the Common Council.
“I am so proud that we were able to pass a new zoning code for Kingston that is designed to make our City more equitable, help with smart and sustainable development, and preserve our historic and natural resources. This working group will help us look at the new zoning code holistically to make sure we are meeting all of our goals.”
City of Kingston Housing Director Bartek Starodaj said, “Last August, the City of Kingston completed the most important change to its land use laws since the 1960s. This working group will ensure that the City’s new zoning code continues to meet Kingston’s planning, housing, transportation, and design priorities and will play a key role in recommending any future code amendments to the Common Council.”
Applications are due January 31, 2024. City of Kingston residents and anyone that can demonstrate a connection are eligible to the City to apply.
The zoning code working group application can be found here: https://forms.gle/HgfFvHveStBADKbz5.
On August 2, 2023, the City of Kingston passed a new citywide form-based zoning code. The code is designed to make it easier to develop in Kingston while protecting what makes the City so unique. More recently, the City announced a goal to approve 1,000 new housing units by 2029.
For more information about the zoning code: https://engagekingston.com/kingston-forward