We had a great virtual kick-off meeting last night for Kingston Forward, the city-wide zoning initiative. Watch the meeting here or join us tonight, Friday, November 5 at 6:00pm for an in-person kick-off meeting and hands-on input session, which will be held at City Hall (420 Broadway).
Tonight's meeting will include an introductory presentation about the project, followed by an opportunity to participate in small group discussions with other community members and the planning team. Each group will look over maps of existing conditions and talk about opportunities and challenges for future development and preservation in Kingston. Join us and share your ideas!
More meetings will continue through the weekend and into next week! There will be opportunities to see the work underway and provide your input in walking tours and stakeholder meetings and during open planning studio hours. See a summary of the charrette events here (and below).
The community is invited to drop-in during Open Studio Hours to get an update on the project and talk with the planning team.
OPEN STUDIO HOURS AT CITY HALL:
Saturday November 6, 11am-1pm
Monday November 8, 11am-1pm
Tuesday, November 9, 11am-1pm
Interested community members are also welcome to drop in and be part of stakeholder meetings at the City Hall planning studio Nov 8 & 9, from 10-11am and 1-4pm each day. If not able to attend in person, participants may join via zoom on Monday, click here, or Tuesday, click here.
There will be Open Studio Hours at other locations on the following dates:
OPEN STUDIO HOURS IN RONDOUT:
Sunday November 7, 4:30-6:30pm at Rondout Neighborhood Center (Broadway & Spring Street)
OPEN STUDIO HOURS IN MIDTOWN:
Monday, November 8, 4:30-6:30pm at Kingston Library (55 Franklin Street)
OPEN STUDIO HOURS IN UPTOWN:
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 4:30-6:30pm at Old Dutch Church, Bethany Hall (272 Wall St)
Saturday at 1:30pm, meet in front of 16 Cedar Street
Saturday at 3:30pm, meet at Peace Park (corner of Front & Crown St.)
(this may be a physically challenging walk with narrow/limited sidewalks)
Sunday at 1:30, meet in front of African Roots Center Library (43 Gill Street)
Sunday at 3pm, meet at the corner of Broadway & Strand
November 10, at 6 pm. Work-in-Progress Presentation
This meeting will be held in-person at the City Hall Council Chambers at 6pm.
See a summary of the charrette week and ideas so far, and tell us if you think the work is on the right track. If you would like to participate virtually, please register here.