There’s a lot of debate going on about a new subdivision that’s proposed for the Kingston Peninsula. As it is in an unincorporated area, there is really not much that the residents can do as they are pretty much unrepresented when it comes to municipal matters. Here are some pros and cons for the project:


  • Lots will be inexpensive, which will open up home ownership to many more people
  • They will have a nice view (for now)
  • Unincorporated areas have no by-laws or zoning so you can do whatever you want on your property


  • Unincorporated areas have no by-laws or zoning so your neighbours can do whatever they want on their property
  • How much longer will the ferry lineups be?
  • When the ferries are down, or frozen over, residents will have to drive to Hampton to get to Saint John. How much more traffic can that road handle?
  • How are they going to get their water? Will there be 100 septic tanks? Will there be a private sewer system (we all know how well those work out)

Eventually, there will be a bridge. It’s just a matter of when. When it does happen, it’s well known that there will be more and more subdivisions going in on the peninsula. Residents will say that it will become just like Quispamsis, however, I disagree. It will become worse than Quispamsis because there will be no planning and no oversight.

If the people of the Kingston Peninsula really want to stop rampant development, they should petition for incorporation. If they elect a mayor and council, they can have some recourse over what goes on their community.