City looks at shipping containers in home construction

CHENEY — The city Public Works director is in the process of developing a plan that would allow for the use of shipping containers in construction of residences.

During a Sept. 13 meeting, the City Council unanimously directed Public Works Director Todd Ableman to research design standards for the use of shipping containers following a hearing on the subject.

At issue are two contradictory city rules already in existence for use of shipping containers.

In July, the council issued a moratorium on the “filing, acceptance, and processing of applications for Development Approvals for the use of sh...


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