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BNIM, a Kansas City Architecture Firm, recently collaborated with Debbie Glassberg to design her new residence, to be constructed from five shipping containers. The containers, pieced together with a steel and concrete framework, created space for two bedrooms, an office, television room, kitchen, dining area, living room and three bathrooms.
Location: Kansas City, MO
Size: 2,000 SF
Completion Date: 2008
Project: Community, Residential
The prefabricated containers are taller than typical shipping containers, allowing for large windows that create an open and light-filled space. The roof of the two-story residence includes an edible garden and patio.
Clinic in a Can, from Wichita Kansas, turns old containers into mobile doctors’ offices, medical labs, and even fully-equipped surgical units. These container clinics can be quickly deployed to natural disaster zones. A few of these containers bunched together makes a completely portable hospital.
Other Popular Uses in Kansas City; Storage, Homes, Art, Commercial.
There is one inland port in Kansas City, located on Missouri River at mile 367. The port closed in 2006 but reopened in 2012 after extensive renovations. Kansas City is one of the largest rail hubs in the United States, with BNSF, Kansas City Southern, and CSX all holding local operations. It’s estimated that tens of thousands of shipping containers move through the rail hubs in Kansas City every year.
When it comes to embracing the cutting edge of shipping container structures, Kansas City is a “definite maybe.” On September 27, 2017, council members explored options
Council member David Beckering brought up the discussion at the council's work session and presented four viable regulation options. In the end, Kansas City voted to require container homes to receive a conditional use permit. Getting this permit requires plans to go before planning and zoning, neighbors must be notified, and it ultimately must be approved by the city council.
Kansas City didn’t ban container homes, but it did ensure they go through an extensive review process, especially for residential developments.
Container Acceptability Score: 7/10
Kansas City scores a seven on friendliness toward shipping containers. You will need to check with your local jurisdiction to determine if there are any local regulations that will impact your use of storage containers. You can access that information for Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas.
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