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2010 Winnipeg modal housing report

2010 Winnipeg modal housing report

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2010 Winnipeg modal housing report
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Minutes – Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development – December 6, 2010REPORTSMinute No. 8 Intermodal Steel Building UnitseFile FI-2.1
STANDING COMMITTEE DECISION:The Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development filed the matter.
 
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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:
 
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Minutes – Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development – December 6, 2010
DECISION MAKING HISTORY: (continued)STANDING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: (continued)A.
 
developing City initiatives to encourage the use of intermodal steel building unitsin the housing market; andB.
 
incorporating the use of intermodal steel building units within the City’sAffordable Housing Initiative.

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