Sustainable King: Green Development Standards

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The Sustainable King: Green Development Standards program has been developed to expand upon the Township's sustainability initiatives. The program establishes metrics that will be used to evaluate the sustainable performance of new development in King Township. The metrics established through this program represent the vision for the Township and the Township’s overarching goal of creating a sustainable, resilient and healthy community for all.

We thank everyone for their feedback and comments. All comments will be reviewed as we prepare the final draft.

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The Sustainable King: Green Development Standards program has been developed to expand upon the Township's sustainability initiatives. The program establishes metrics that will be used to evaluate the sustainable performance of new development in King Township. The metrics established through this program represent the vision for the Township and the Township’s overarching goal of creating a sustainable, resilient and healthy community for all.

We thank everyone for their feedback and comments. All comments will be reviewed as we prepare the final draft.

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  • Thank you for your participation!

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    4 months ago

    Thank you everyone for your comments, questions and participation regarding the March draft of the Green Development Standards Program! Comments and questions were accepted until April 15, 2020 and are currently being reviewed. We will continue to review and incorporate the comments and feedback that we have received into a final draft.

    If you have any outstanding thoughts or questions, please provide them by April 30, 2020. Please send comments to Aloma Dreher, Planner II (adreher@king.ca).

  • Let's Think Green!

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    5 months ago

    In King, we have always demonstrated commitment to preserving our natural resources and quality of life. This is our foundation for living, working, and acting sustainably. Planning for sustainability means thinking ahead – in a way that ensures the needs of King's current residents will be met, without compromising the ability of the Township to meet the needs of future generations.

    In 2012 King embarked on a journey to create the Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP), a resource that defines the future for the Township of King, community groups, businesses, local organizations and the broader public. It guides and directs how we make decisions, develop partnerships and take action. The plan promotes community vitality and prosperity while respecting, preserving and restoring.

    Through the creation of the ICSP, the Township developed a Sustainable King Development Standards Checklist to encourage the integration of sustainable design elements and features into new developments. While all development must comply with the Ontario Building Code, the Township encourages the use of higher performance standards that exceed minimum standard requirements.

    The Sustainable King: Green Development Standards (GDS) go beyond the Checklist by creating a tool that can be used to evaluate new development applications. The GDS is made up of four sections: Green Infrastructure, Natural Heritage, Efficiency and Conservation, and Healthy Communities. Development applications will receive a score based on the sustainable features and elements incorporated into the proposed development. Please refer to the "Document Library" for the draft Guidelines and Metrics for the Green Development Standards program.

    Please take some time to explore the site and to provide your comments and ideas.We need your participation! Remember to register to keep up with the latest news.