Additional shipping containers allowed

Two shipping containers to provide additional storage space will be added at Rosedale Motel.

Two shipping containers to provide additional storage space will be added at Rosedale Motel.

On Dec. 12, Summerland Municipal Council approved a development variance permit to allow the containers.

The permit reduced the side interior setback at the property from 2.5 metres to zero and the rear setback from three metres to zero.

The variance had not been needed earlier, but because the area of the containers now exceeds 10 square metres, the variance was needed.

The containers will be set up on top of the two existing containers at the motel. They will be painted to blend with the building.

Les McAvany, owner of Tirecraft, adjacent to the motel, said the containers are needed for storage.

Municipal planner Ian McIntosh said the containers are not expected to cause problems. “It doesn’t appear to have significant impact from our perspective,” he said.

Coun. Lloyd Christopherson said the additional containers are “a common-sense approach” to a storage problem.

Mayor Janice Perrino agreed. “It doesn’t infringe on the neighbourhood and yet it helps this business become a little more successful,” she said.

 

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