Municipality launches parking study for downtown Kemptville


submitted by Jill Sturdy

The Municipality of North Grenville is conducting a Parking Study for Downtown Kemptville.

“Downtown Kemptville has so much to offer, with its unique local businesses and restaurants, waterfront access and Riverside Park, as well as being host to a number of community events such as Buskerfest and Old Town Christmas Promenade. We want to make it easier for people to keep coming back,” emphasized Mayor Nancy Peckford.

“Parking has been a key topic for residents and businesses, and this parking study will provide evidence-based analysis of parking downtown so residents and visitors feel welcome, and businesses can continue to grow and flourish,” added Deputy Mayor John Barclay. 

A parking study for Downtown Kemptville was one of the recommendations from the Downtown Kemptville Community Action Plan (DKCAP).

The Parking Study will include quantitative and qualitative assessment of existing and forecast future conditions. This study will develop an understanding of parking utilization, identify periods of highest parking demands and present options to effectively manage parking such as time restrictions and private/public partnerships.

Consultation and engagement will begin Wednesday, July 26 with local businesses located in Downtown Kemptville, North Grenville Chamber of Commerce and the Old Town Kemptville Business Improvement Area.

Public Open House (Virtual) – Thursday, August 10, 2023

Residents have an opportunity to provide input at the virtual Open House on Thursday, August 10, 2023. Residents are encouraged to attend and provide insight to help identify current parking gaps in Downtown Kemptville.

To register for the August 10th virtual Open House, visit and click on the Parking Study. A Zoom link will be sent to those who registered for the open house in the week leading up to the meeting.

For more information about the Parking Study in Downtown Kemptville, visit

Downtown Kemptville Community Action Plan (DKCAP)

In 2021, Council approved the Downtown Kemptville Community Action Plan (DKCAP). The DKCAP outlines a set of financial incentives, planning tools, and updated processes and practices to enhance development downtown. The targeted goals focus on connectivity and people, aiming to encourage more development in Downtown Kemptville.

For more information on the Downtown Kemptville Community Action Plan (DKCAP) visit:


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