Virtual open house discusses Prison for Women property plans

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Plans for a caller improvement connected the tract of the erstwhile Prison for Women successful Kingston’s Portsmouth neighbourhood were discussed astatine a virtual unfastened location Wednesday night.

Union Park Kingston is planned for the 8.1-acre spot located crossed Union Street from Queen’s University’s Duncan McArthur Hall.

The task is estimated to outgo $143 cardinal and volition see seniors housing, residential condominiums, a hotel, crushed level commercialized space, nationalist greenish abstraction and, successful the past signifier of development, a mixed-use flat building.

It would beryllium constructed successful 2 oregon 3 phases and would instrumentality astir 3 to six years to complete.

A virtual canvass conducted by the developer during the unfastened location shows that attendees are astir funny successful learning much astir shadowing and place arsenic good arsenic past and practice regarding the development.

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A canvass of tonight’s attendees shows galore residential neighbours of the spot listening in.

— Megan King (@MeganMargKing) August 11, 2021

Around 30 assemblage members were successful attendance of the Wednesday discussion, asking questions regarding the development.

Discussing practice strategy, Land Use Planner Mike Keene says they volition absorption connected maintaining the remains of the situation walls and cardinal practice views.

He goes connected to accidental Siderius Development Ltd. hopes to person support for the archetypal 2 phases wrong 2022, allowing operation to statesman by 2023.

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