The Municipal Planning Commission in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada is considering a modular home community just north of the Trans-Canada Highway if the city council agrees to rezone what has been prime highway commercial property. The first phase of the project would include 85 modular home sites on 15 acres. As medicinehatnews.com informs MHProNews.com, the land has been mostly vacant since 1977, and city staff says it is too close to noise from industrial activity and a rail line. One councilman says the development would be welcome tax monies, including providing business for local modular home builder Moduline, and because of the temporary nature of the homes, the land could later be repurposed. At one time the site was set to be part of an “auto mile” of car dealerships, but the dealers located elsewhere. The city’s manager of planning services says the development could provide affordable housing for local workers. A second reading including a public hearing will likely be held at the March 3 meeting.
(Photo credit: simcoe.com–modular being sited in Meaford, Ontario, Canada)