Lander tables ordinance regulating metal shipping containers

(Lander, WY) – The Lander Planning Commission is recommending several changes to municipal zoning rules – including one outlining general requirements for metal shipping containers that are used as accessory structures.

The planning commission proposal says metal shipping containers can’t be placed on any lot or street without a permit.

They also can’t be placed in front yards or side yards – unless they are temporary, in which case the applicant can request a 90-day permit to place the container in a front or side yard.


Council Member Missy White worried that some people might try to renew their 90-day permits multiple times, and she asked whether the ordinance could include language addressing that possibility.

Other council members expressed separate concerns, asking for clearer or revised definitions in multiple areas.

The council decided to table the proposal during a regular meeting April 26.

Assistant mayor RaJean Strube Fossen said the planning commission would consider the feedback during its next meeting, which is scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Lander City Hall, 240 Lincoln Street.

For more information call 332-2870 or visit the city’s planning and zoning page.


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