Public Notice: Temporary Use Permit (TUP-2021-01) 610 Trunk Road

This notice is to advise that Council will consider a Temporary Use Permit respecting LOT A, SECTION 16, RANGE 7, QUAMICHAN DISTRICT, PLAN VIP58624, located at 610 Trunk Road, Duncan, BC.

The City has received a Temporary Use Permit (TUP) application (TUP-2021-01) from Cowichan Housing Association, representing the Cowichan Covid-19 Task Force for Vulnerable Population, to provide 24-hour temporary accommodations and support services for up to 40 individuals at 610 Trunk Road, which lies within the Medium Density Residential (MDR) Zone under the City’s Zoning Bylaw No. 3166, 2017.

Purpose of the Permit

The Cowichan Housing Association, representing the Cowichan COVID-19 Task Force for Vulnerable Populations, have submitted a Temporary Use Permit application for Temporary Accommodations for the property located at 610 Trunk Road to provide a 24-hour shelter with support services for up to 40 individuals currently experiencing homelessness from January 15, 2022, to September 30, 2022.  The Temporary Use Permit application proposes the installation of “40 temporary modular cabins (sleeping units), 3 modular shower/washroom units, and one modular staff unit.” The proposed use, Temporary Accommodation, is not permitted in any zone within the City of Duncan unless approved by Council through an application for a Temporary Use Permit as outlined in the City’s Official Community Plan.  If issued, the Temporary Use Permit may contain several conditions of approval as established by Council.  The conditions of approval can be reviewed in the staff report attached to the Council Agenda available on the City’s website December 10, 2021.

The proposed permit will be available for public review from Tuesday, November 30, 2021 to Monday, December 13, 2021 . For convenience, the proposed site plan and site designs are below.  For more information specific to this application, or to arrange to view the proposed permit at City Hall, during regular business hours, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding holidays, please contact Development Services, at (250) 746-6126 or

Council will consider this application at the electronic Council Meeting scheduled for Monday, December 13, 2021, 6:00 p.m. To watch the Council meeting online, live-streamed, please go to: or search on for “City of Duncan”. If you are unable to or do not have the ability to access the meeting electronically, the meeting can be attended and viewed in Council Chambers at City Hall, 200 Craig Street, Duncan BC at the scheduled meeting time. Please note, Council will be attending electronically and due to capacity restrictions, we strongly recommend attending electronically if you have the ability to do so.

Any person who believes their interests may be affected by this proposed Temporary Use Permit may provide written comments mailed or delivered to City Hall and addressed to Director of Corporate Services, City of Duncan, 200 Craig Street, Duncan BC  V9L 1W3 or emailed to by 12:00 p.m., Friday, December 10, 2021, to ensure inclusion in the public record.  Written comments received after 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 10, 2021, and before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 13, 2021, will be submitted for public record during the meeting.

Any person who wishes to speak to this application, an opportunity will be afforded during the meeting. A request to speak will require an email request be sent to to be added to the speaker’s list and to provide the zoom meeting connection details.

2021-12-02 Public Notice w/ Site Plan – 610 Trunk Rd – TUP-2021-01

TUP-2021-01 Draft Permit

Frequently Asked Questions and 2021-11-17 Press Release Information

No. TUP-2021-01