KINGSTON – A request for proposals from qualified consultants to replace the City of Kingston’s land use and planning regulations has been issued.
The project will result in a complete replacement and modernization of the city’s current zoning code to provide clarity, improve overall functionality, and achieve greater sensitivity to the fabric and character of the city by implementing a form-based code city-wide.
“Our current zoning code is very convoluted, with more than 20 different zoning district categories,” said Mayor Steven Noble. “The city’s regulations haven’t been updated since the 1960s and it’s time that we move our city, along with its zoning, into the future.”
The mayor said updating zoning regulations to a form-based code “will promote economic development, smart growth, and will lead to the building of much-needed housing in our community.”