In his recent State of the City remarks, Mayor Bryan Paterson singled out Union Park Kingston as the type of development he feels the city needs, and a priority for the City.
“Housing creates much needed living space, but it can also play a really important role in urban renewal. A good example of that would be the proposed Union Park development at the former Prison for Women site. This is an exciting proposal to convert the [former prison administration] building into condos…there’s also plans for a retirement residence, a hotel, lots of green space, and other pieces that can really bring this piece of property to life that has sat dormant for a couple of decades now.
That’s the sort of that’s the sort of action that I’m looking for…to unlock parcels and properties in the city to be able to [not only create] new housing but [also create] all the other elements [that increase] quality of life.”
Mayor Paterson’s remarks begin at approximately 23:50.