Verona Master Plan

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The Verona Housing Master Plan is a strategic vision to address the need for affordable housing and seniors housing in South Frontenac. The plan allows for a mix of housing types along Verona Street in the village of Verona that will appeal to a wide demographic to create a vibrant, bustling community.

The Master Plan includes phased construction to provide financial and design flexibility. The proposed development is designed to connect with key destinations, such as the trail and parks, and integrate with the broader context of the village including the future rebuild of McMullen Manor (owned and operated by Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation).

We’ll be seeking feedback from the public throughout the planning process.

The Verona Housing Master Plan is a strategic vision to address the need for affordable housing and seniors housing in South Frontenac. The plan allows for a mix of housing types along Verona Street in the village of Verona that will appeal to a wide demographic to create a vibrant, bustling community.

The Master Plan includes phased construction to provide financial and design flexibility. The proposed development is designed to connect with key destinations, such as the trail and parks, and integrate with the broader context of the village including the future rebuild of McMullen Manor (owned and operated by Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation).

We’ll be seeking feedback from the public throughout the planning process.

  • Mar 27 2024 Open House Water and Wastewater Study Findings Materials

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    Thanks to everyone who attended the Open House in Verona on March 27, 2024 to hear the findings of the water and wastewater servicing study.

    We've now posted the main presentation in the documents section and comment sheet.

    Comment sheets should be returned by email to sshi@jlrichards.ca(External link) or tdunlop@southfrontenac.net(External link) by April 10, 2024.

    We've also created a one-page overview called "Spotlight on Verona Housing Master Plan" that summarizes where we've come in this important project to create more housing in South Frontenac and next steps.

    Keep checking back for future updates.


  • Next Verona Master Plan Open House on March 27, 2024

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    We will be holding an Open House in Verona at the Lions Hall at the end of March to present the findings for water and wastewater options for the proposed housing development in Verona.

    Wednesday, March 27
    6-8 pm
    Verona Lions Hall, 4504 Sand Road

    There will be a presentation at 6:30 and the opportunity to ask questions. Light refreshments will be served. All welcome. Read the full notice.

  • Water and Wastewater Servicing Presentation

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    At the November 14, 2023 Council meeting, J.L. Richards & Associates Limited presented its findings on water and wastewater options for the Verona Master Plan. Some of the alternatives they identified were drilling or reusing existing a groundwater well within the site, taking water from Verona Lake to be treated on site or at a new facility adjacent to the lake or drilling a groundwater well off site.

    The goal would be to ensure potentially proposed groundwater wells and subsurface wastewater treatments do not impact existing groundwater wells in the area.

    A public meeting to present the findings will be held in early 2024. We've posted the presentation in the documents pane.

  • April 19, 2023 Water and Wastewater Study Open House Materials

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    Thanks to everyone who attended the Water and Wastewater Open House in Verona on April 19.

    We've now posted the presentation materials in the documents section and comment sheet in fillable PDF and Word formats.

    Comment sheets should be returned by email to sshi@jlrichards.ca or tdunlop@southfrontenac.net by May 5, 2023.

    Keep checking back for future updates.

  • Come to an Open House on April 19, 2023

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    Residents are invited to come to an Open House to learn more about the Water and Wastewater Study for the Verona Master Plan:

    Wednesday, April 19, 2023
    6-8 pm
    Verona Lions Hall

    Learn about this important project and how it will help create affordable housing in South Frontenac. We hope to see you there!

  • Water and Wastewater Servicing Study to Begin

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    The Township is moving forward with the next step in the Verona Housing Master Plan, a study to assess communal water and wastewater servicing options which are critical for the development of the site and approval of the plan.

    J.L. Richards & Associates Limited will be conducting the study on behalf of the Township.

    Communal services are shared drinking water and wastewater systems that service clusters of residences and businesses. As it stands now, residences either need to be on municipal systems or on private septic and well which limits development. This study will explore our options for these types of services for the Verona Housing development.

    We’ve posted the Public Notice here on this site which has been distributed to nearby residents. It will also appear in the local newspaper. Watch for details on a Public Open House this spring in Verona where you can learn more information.

  • Verona Master Plan Report & Presentation

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    In early 2020 the Township acquired two parcels of land in the Village of Verona with frontage on Verona Street for the purpose of seniors affordable housing development. Since then, work has been undertaken to prepare to develop the land.

    Given the location, size and scale of the development, in 2021 Council supported the creation of a Master Plan for the properties that would ensure that future development is compatible with surrounding uses and takes into account opportunities for connections between new housing, the downtown, and various public amenities.

    The final Verona Housing Master Plan was prepared by MacNaughton Hermsen Britton Clarkson (MHBC) with support from Township staff. It incorporates the results of extensive stakeholder engagement and best land use planning practices. The Plan provides a policy framework for how development should proceed on the property including the size and scale of development; accessibility; amenities; connections with the downtown core, nearby housing developments, and adjacent public recreational properties; active transportation linkages; motorized vehicle compatibility; built form and design standards; parking; servicing, and phasing. This plan was endorsed by Council at their February 15, 2022, regular meeting.

    Below, residents can review the Verona Master Plan Final Report prepared by MHBC, their presentation, and a report prepared by staff providing an overview of the project, some key highlights and next steps in the development process.

    Next Steps

    In 2022 Budget, Council approved funding for an architectural design and project management consultant that would prepare site plans and tender drawings based in part on the recommendations of the Master Plan, as well as supplementary studies and market research that continues to be collected.

    Considering the recent MECP direction regarding source water protection, and the recommendations of the Master Plan, a servicing options report needs to first be conducted before a design consultant should be hired. This will identify the best and most cost-effective way to service the development. This first step is anticipated to take 4-6 months.

    For more details on next steps, see the full documents above.


  • Post Open House: What's Next?

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    Did you miss the Verona Master Plan Open House on November 30? Not to worry, because you can also provide input and feedback on the same topics here, on our Engage Frontenac platform!

    Please take the time to review the short presentation slides from the Open House, as well as the question and design Charettes developed by MHBC Planning.



    Thanks to everyone that attended the November 30 Open House in Verona. The open house yielded some great questions and very thoughtful feedback, it is clear that this is an important topic for the residents of Verona and the greater South Frontenac community.

    For those that missed the open house, check out the Charette Board Discussion Forum from the Open House and the Housing Needs Assessment Survey to provide feedback on the above documents. This information will provide insight into the needs of the community and help to develop a master plan for Verona as we continue to grow.

    Residents can also send their input in writing to communications@southfrontenac.net.

  • Verona Master Plan Open House

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    We Want Your Feedback!

    Are you or someone you know concerned about your ability to live and age in a growing rural municipality where the price of housing seems to keep going up?

    Will you be seeking a lifestyle that balances affordability with access to important services and amenities while remaining close to friends and family in the community you currently call home?

    Be part of the Conversation about Housing in the Village at our Open House!

    The Verona Housing Master Plan will outline future housing which will be developed on lands owned by the Township (see map below – identified as Township green field). The plan will focus on the relationship between the Township owned lands, the re-built McMullen Manor, and the rest of Verona. It will also look at design and how these sites fit into the existing village.

    Join the Verona Housing Master Plan discussion and help us develop a plan for much needed seniors and other affordable housing in our community.

    When: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 6:00pm

    Where: Verona Lions Hall, 4504 Verona Sand Rd, Verona
    *Masks & proof of vaccination required upon entry*

    We want your input on the design of future housing and the development of Verona, as the development of these lands will become key components of the Village.


  • MHBC Background Research Report

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    MacNaughton Hermsen Britton Clarkson Planning Limited (MHBC Planning) was retained by the Township of South Frontenac to assist in the development of a Housing Master Plan for lands within the Village of Verona, with a particular focus on the provision of age-friendly/affordable housing. The preparation of the Housing Master Plan will provide recommendations and policy guidance for the future development of the Township’s lands, and the integration of that development within the broader context of the village including the re-built McMullen Manor.

    The objective of the Verona Housing Master Plan is to provide guidance for the design and integration of the future development of lands owned by the Township for affordable housing, its integration with the re-built McMullen Manor and the general integration of both sites with the community. Key considerations will be:

    • The built form and housing type;
    • Active transportation connections, including integration with the K&P Trail;
    • Pedestrian connections to the Village Core and the Waterfront;
    • Communal servicing to support the development and its capacity (density);
    • The positive impacts of the development on the broader Village;
    • Constraints on the Township lands associated with areas regulated by the Conservation
    • Authority; and
    • Parking on the site and in the surrounding area.

    The first phase of the project includes the preparation of a Background Review of the site, its context and the planning framework. The Report has been prepared to establish the existing conditions within which the Housing Master Plan is to be developed.

    Read the Background Report

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