Kingston Penitentiary/ Portsmouth Olympic Harbour Visioning Exercise

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Dec 5, 2016

A “visioning exercise” (public consultation) on the future of the Kingston Penitentiary (KP), the waterlot of Olympic Harbour and the building from which CORK operates today (POH) has been launched by the City of Kingston and the federal government. Consultants (The Planning Partnership) have been hired to conduct this exercise.

A City webpage summarizes what has been done so far. consultants have come up with four “explorations” or sketches on how these properties might be developed. Until 28 November, they are inviting public comment, particularly by completing the single question survey on that webpage.

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The CORK leadership has been very much involved in this exercise since it started. Despite that, they feel that only one or two of the four sketches as presented would allow the continued existence of CORK. They have sent the consultants a modified version of each exploration that would support CORK, with explanatory notes and a document that attempts to present a CORK view of the future and our primary requirements.

While there is no commitment to implement the results of this exercise, The CORK leadership (and this publication) feel it is essential that there be sufficient provision for CORK as thinking hardens and decisions are eventually made.


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