Public Hearing for Zoning Bylaw – November 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm

City of Duncan Council will hold a Public Hearing to allow Council to receive public input on Bylaw No. 3166, which proposes to replace the current “City of Duncan Zoning Bylaw No. 1540, 1988”, “Payment in Lieu of Parking Bylaw No. 1784, 1966”, “Payment in Lieu of Parking Amendment Bylaw No. 200, 2006”, “City of Duncan Off-Street Parking and Loading Spaces Bylaw No. 3098, 2013”, “Screening and Landscaping Regulation Bylaw No. 3112, 2014” and “Fencing (barbed wire) Bylaw 1955”.

What is Zoning Bylaw No. 3166, 2017 about?

A Zoning Bylaw is a tool used by the City to regulate permitted land uses for all parcels within City boundaries. The purpose of the proposed bylaw is to replace the current “City of Duncan Zoning Bylaw No. 1540, 1988” with one that will be consistent with the Official Community Plan, be more user friendly, and facilitate development that meets the needs of Duncan’s current and future users. This Bylaw affects the entire City of Duncan.

How has public feedback informed this Bylaw?

Public comments addressing the draft Bylaw have resulted in changes to the final draft. For example, staff have removed the ‘below-grade parking requirement’ and the associated cash-in-lieu fee for required underground parking spaces, reinserted the prohibition on fabric covered structures, as well as reduced the additional front and exterior side yard setbacks on Boundary, Evans, Kenneth, and Jubilee Streets from 2 metres to 1.5 metres Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.

How do I get more information?

The proposed bylaw and staff reports, can be viewed on the Zoning Bylaw Rewrite page or at City Hall, 200 Craig Street, Duncan, BC, Monday to Friday, between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm (except public holidays).

How do I express my views on this Bylaw?

Attend the PUBLIC HEARING at 5:00 pm on Monday, November 27, 2017, City Hall Council Chambers, 200 Craig Street, Duncan.  If you cannot attend the Public Hearing, you may write to City Council, 200 Craig Street, Duncan, BC V9L 1W3, send a FAX to 250-746-6129, or send an e-mail to before 11:00 am on Thursday, November 23, 2017 to be included in the Public Hearing Agenda. All correspondence received by 4:00 pm on the day of the meeting will be read out at the Public Hearing and form part of the public record.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s new for Downtown?

How does rezoning from single-family to multi-family impact my home insurance coverage?

The current use and building footprint can continue, but if the home is damaged beyond 75% above the foundation any redevelopment would need to meet the current zoning. This is a common municipal practice, regulated by Provincial legislation. The City has spoken with several insurance brokers and one insurance adjuster. All insurance policies will pay the actual cash value of the building, which is the market value for the property less the land value. Some policies provide that the building can be reconstructed on another parcel or the value can be allocated toward building a multi family structure (meeting the current bylaw) on the parcel. Property owners should confirm with their insurance providers that they are adequately covered if their property is not zoned for the existing use.