Most often, design (landscape, hardscape, aesthetic choices, etc.) of the Kingston Greenline is done by consultants hired by the City of Kingston through a Request For Proposal process on a project-by-project basis. Public meetings  and input from community stakeholders is a requirement for consultants during the design process of most of the City's public projects.

Through the professional services of KaN Landscape Design Inc., the Kingston Land Trust has been developing Design Guidelines for the Kingston Greenline in an effort to ensure consistency, appropriate character, and community influenced design as separate projects develop. Over the next year, KaN will be collecting community input around public design and the Kingston Greenline to incorporate into the Design Guidelines. Once complete, this document will serve as a guide for designers of future Greenline projects.