Minutes – Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development – December 6, 2010
DECISION MAKING HISTORY:Moved by Councillor Wyatt,That the matter be filed.CarriedSTANDING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:On May 4, 2010, the Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development passed thefollowing motion:
WHEREAS the City of Winnipeg is committed to affordable housing;AND WHEREAS the City of Winnipeg is committed to innovative housing solutions;AND WHEREAS intermodal steel building units can help lower environmental impact throughthe recycling of building materials;AND WHEREAS intermodal steel building units are considered an affordable option for thosecommitted to eco-friendly architecture;AND WHEREAS companies have been manufacturing inter-modal steel building units inAlberta for the past three years to help address the housing crisis within the province;AND WHEREAS intermodal steel building units have been used as a cost-effective solution inthe United States, Holland, Great Britain and China;AND WHEREAS intermodal steel building units cost up to 40 per cent less compared totraditional lumber or factory made steel structures;THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City of Winnipeg Public Service be requested toreport back to the appropriate committee of Council in 120 days with a report including:1.
initiatives taken by other municipal governments across Canada to encourage the use of intermodal steel building units in the housing market;2.
the benefits and disadvantages of intermodal steel building units; and3.
recommendations regarding the viability of: