KINGSTON — A tentative deal has been reached between a developer seeking to build on the former Capitol Theatre and groups working to protect the area’s heritage.
Details of the agreement have not been made public, but city council directed staff to prepare a report for the first meeting in April.
In October — the latest chapter in the fight against the project — city council approved the company’s request for rezoning to permit construction of a 12-storey condominium building.
In return, IN8 dropped its legal challenge to a Local Planning Appeal Tribunal ruling two years ago that blocked its proposal for a 16-storey building.
The two groups that opposed the 16-storey building, Building Kingston’s Future and the Frontenac Heritage Foundation, launched a similar appeal against city council’s approval of a 12-storey building on the same site.
The 2018 ruling against The Capitol Condos project stated that the proposed 16-storey building was not compatible with the heritage of the city’s downtown neighbourhood.