City growth has ‘momentum’: Mayor

City growth has 'momentum': Mayor
City growth has ‘momentum’: Mayor
“The fact is that I think it is good for the downtown,” he said. “I don’t think towers work in every location and I don’t think it should be carte blanche to any developer to build whatever they want where they want, but I do believe that there is a way to have some higher buildings in the right locations and have more people living in the core.”

Kingston is well below the national average of a price of a home, which sits at $626,042, a year-over-year increase of 10.8 per cent.

The aggregate price of a house in the city increased by seven per cent over the same time last year.

Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson presents his annual state of the city address to the Rotary Club of Kingston in Kingston, Ont. on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Elliot Ferguson/The Whig-Standard/Postmedia Network
“Four years ago, things like the third crossing and the expansion of the airport were just a dream, so to be able to get to the point where these things are actually going to happen, and I’m confident they will, I think it’s exciting,” Paterson said after his speech. “I think there is momentum.”

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