Kingston seeks input on Williamsville Main Street transportation study

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

The City of Kingston has been collecting feedback on the Williamsville Main Street transportation study through Mar. 7.

“Over the last few years, development along the corridor has increased substantially and we expect to see continued growth in the area,” said Marissa Mascaro, manager of transportation infrastructure. “To support this growth, we need to plan for how Williamsville Mainstreet will adapt to better accommodate people living and working there now and ensure it can grow with the neighbourhood.”

It’s an opportunity to “reimagine what transportation looks like on Princess Street from Division to Bath, also known as Williamsville Mainstreet.”

The planning and development department retained lead consultant Brook McIlroy Inc. to review the Williamsville Main Street, which is the 1.7 km portion of Princess Street between Division and the Bath Road/Concession intersection.

The study examines existing land uses and redevelopment potential in the area, creates a concept plan and urban design guidelines for future development, and provides recommendations regarding transportation, servicing and the cultural heritage in the area.

The study will evaluate and prioritize improvements for public transit and pedestrians, and determine how the city will integrate improvements to all modes of travel. It will also guide future construction along the corridor.

Complete project details are available at Get Involved Kingston and input is being accepted via a mapping tool and submit questions directly to the project team.

The transportation study supports the plan and vision put forth in the Williamsville Main Street Study. Last updated in 2020, the Williamsville Main Street Study creates a vision for future development within the corridor taking into consideration cultural heritage resources and an assessment of the transportation network and servicing capacity.

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