Zoning amendment allows more time for Conex boxes

Kerns wants to extend use timeline

MEDICAL LAKE – In a bid to address the need for temporary housing following last year’s Gray Fire, Spokane County Commissioners have approved a letter of intent to amend to the zoning code to expand the use of Conex boxes for wildfire survivors.

The proposed amendment would extend the duration for which Conex boxes can be utilized, County Commissioner Josh Kerns said.

These containers, widely employed in shipping and logistics, offer a practical and cost-effective means of temporary housing for those displaced by wildfires, he said.

“It is imperative that we act swiftly to allow survivors to u...


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