Kingston Cliffs Subdivision!
The Kingston Cliffs development is not welcomed by local
residents. This website documents our community's concerns
regarding the environmental,
social, and infrastructure issues associated with the
explore the Friends of the Kingston Peninsula website, portions of
the above image will change to show photographs of the
results of work done at the proposed site to date by the
Join us in
showing Milestone Construction (previously Meridian
Construction & Development Inc.) and Evergreen Homesites
just how much objection we have to this development in our community.
View our photos
of the professed environmentally friendly Kingston
Cliffs subdivision. View the
presentation from our
January 23rd, 2011 public meeting.
about water quantity and quality at the proposed Kingston
In a review of Fundy
Engineering's Comprehensive Water Supply Assessment (CWSA)
dated August 9, 2010, the Department of Environment's
hydrogeologist states the following: The
results of test wells drilled on the proposed Kingston
Cliffs property exceeded Canadian Drinking Water Quality Guidelines for
iron, PH, barium and manganese.... Lead and barium are assigned
maximum level concentrations, and when these are exceeded,
they pose a health risk. Here is the link to the
full text of the e-mail sent by the hydrogeologist.
In addition, the Kingston Cliffs
subdivision is very close to a major fault, is a highly
transmissive zone as well as a groundwater recharge area.
According to Royal District Planning Commission's Water
Supply Assessment Guidelines, subdivisions are not permitted
to encroach on hydrogeologically sensitive areas such as
groundwater recharge areas. This is to minimize the
possibility of groundwater quality and quantity degradation.
View additional information
about the hydrogeology of the site and its impact on water
quality and quantity.
about wait times at the Gondola Point ferry
The closest ferry crossing to
the proposed Kingston Cliffs subdivision is the Gondola
Point crossing. It is not uncommon to wait for 20
minutes and sometimes more for a ferry during peak travel times in the
morning on the Kingston Peninsula side, and after work on
the Gondola Point side. When one of the two ferries
goes down (which does happen more often than people would
like), wait times for the ferry can exceed an hour. Once you
have crossed the ferry (a five minute crossing), it is at best an additional
minute drive to Saint John's city centre, assuming you drive
above the speed limit most of the way, and there isn't any
traffic backed up on the arterial highway, the McKay highway
or the exits leading into the city centre. During peak
travel times in the morning, the drive from the ferry to the
city centre can surpass 30 minutes when there is a lot of
traffic on the arterial highway and the McKay highway.
Add this to the five minute drive to the ferry from Kingston
Cliffs, the wait for the ferry, and the five minute
crossing, and your commute time to the city centre can
surpass 40 to 50 minutes each way.