I'd be interested in hearing from anyone out there with any insights on this issue.
Out here in Manitoba it seems that tepmorary/portable quansit (sp?) huts made from aluminum tent poles and covered with fabric are being sold as cheap shelters for personal vehicles. These "structures" are not defiined or covered in our provincial building code (therefore no inspection is possible) and may or may not be anchored to the ground. While these buildings may indeed be enginered, thay may be more suuited to more temperate climates which don't have to worry about snow loads. Out in the rural/agricultural areas these structures don't present too much of a concern as they have are unlikely to affect neighbours, but how should they be dealt within urban settlement areas.
The thinking around our office is that in urban settlement areas, municipal councils have a couple of alternatives:
1. prohibit these "structures" in all residential zoning classifications; or
2. define such "structures" as acessory buildings and make them permitted with approval uses in reesidential classifications.
3. Allow these "structures" to be permitted-by-right.
Anyone out there have alternative suggestions.
How are others out there dealing with these "structures" from a building code enforcement perspective.
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