The city of Quesnel will be seeing less shipping containers on properties.
As of August 29th containers are no longer able to be placed on residential properties within city limits, any containers existing prior may remain as an exception. This bylaw was put into place to deal with the growing numbers of containers used as accessory buildings.
Aesthetics and safety concerns were some of the reasons for placing this by law into effect, these containers are not built as structures under the BC Building Code.
Recommendations for existing nonconforming containers:
- Do not store any explosive substances inside – even in small quantities (ie. gas in recreation vehicle). If they are stored it’s strongly recommended that you seek advice from a qualified professional on how to properly vent the container.
- Place containers to the rear of the front wall of the home with at least a 3 m separation from any building.
- Exterior painting should match or accent existing buildings and be maintained.
- Remove any signage.
This bylaw doesn’t relate to the temporary use of shipping containers for moving, building, and demolition purposes.
** City of Quesnel Release **