Storage Containers

On May 15, 2019 a letter was sent to all property owners of non-residential properties and all non-home business license holders to inform them that storage containers on sites without a valid building permit were not a legal use.

6/6/2019 - Thank you for your patience as the Town continues to consider how to best address shipping containers and the complexity with the Land Use Code. We’ve heard from many of you and are doing further research to explore a mutually beneficial solution.

Accordingly, we will be delaying enforcement until Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

7/1/2019 - A preliminary draft of regulations have been created and is available here.  Please note, these regulations are not final and must be approved by the Board of Trustees at a public hearing.

8/9/2019 - At the August 13 Board of Trustees meeting, the Trustees will discuss the information provided in an Information Memorandum.  This information was requested by the Trustees as a follow up to their discussion on the preliminary draft regulations and now includes three draft versions for the Trustees to consider.  If you're interested in providing your comments to the Board of Trustees, you may speak during the Public Comment section of the meeting, which is generally held at the beginning of the meeting.  You may sign up to speak on the night of the meeting on a form just inside the Board Room.

8/14/19 - At the August 13 Board of Trustees meeting, the Trustees asked staff to gather additional information and extended the enforcement deadline to October 31, 2019.

9/18/19 - In response to the most recent direction from the Board of Trustees, staff has met with business owners and prepared a new Information Memorandum which will be presented to the Board on September 24.  If you're interested in providing input to the Board of Trustees, you may speak during the Public Comment section of the meeting, which is generally held at the beginning of the meeting.  You may sign up to speak on the night of the meeting on a form just inside the Board Room.  

9/24/19 - The Board of Trustees directed Planning staff to move forward with revisions to the Land Use Code that set a limit on containers based on a property's zoning designation and the acreage of the property.  No cap other than the per acreage number is recommended.  Additionally, the amount of time a transitory container can be on site was recommended to be changed from 120 days to 180 days.  

10/16/19 - These drafted amendments were presented to Planning Commission on Tuesday, October 15.  The Commission recommended to the Board of Trustees that the number of containers permitted in the Industrial zone be amended from 4 containers per acre to 5 containers per acre.  These amendments will be presented to the Board of Trustees on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00.  The Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing regarding the amendments.  If you're interested in providing input, you are able to speak during the public hearing.  The packet is typically posted online by the Friday previous to the meeting.

Effective November 29, 2019, a new ordinance regarding storage containers will take effect.  You can find the adopted regulations here (see pages 40 and 41 of the document) or within Section 3.4 of the Land Use Code (see link along left hand side of this page).  Business and property owners with existing containers or wishing to add containers to their property should reach out to the Planner on Duty at 720-382-5500 to determine if it is legal to have the containers and discuss what's needed to comply with the Code.