We’re beginning to get a better picture of what the temporary homeless housing facility on Sand Island will look like now that the first container living units were installed today. KITV 4’s Ashley Moser shows us the latest additions now on site. NAT beep beep The wait is over. the first look inside the shipping containersturned home s is here. These pastel yellow and orange shipping containers are the first living units installed at Hale Mauliola on Sand Island. Their meant to help combat Hawaii’s housing epidemic. NAT 3741 click click.
Moving second one back One by one they’re put in place taking up two 8 by 20 foot spaces on this one acre lot. NAT on floor 3714 plopped down City officials say both units are ADA compliant and each can house two people. Ed 2955 BY THE SURVEYS WE HAVE TO ALLOW FOR ACCESSIBILITY FOR THE HANDICAP PEOPLE AND WE KNEW I LOOKING AT THE POPULATION OF THE HOMELESS ALL OVER THE ISLAND. 3007 The project a little over a year old was put on hold until this summer.
Because of questions about the land. Ed 2747 THERE WERE SPECULATIONS BEFORE THAT THE SOIL WAS CONTAMINATED SO WE WAITED FOR THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO TEST THE SOIL. 2755 The results nothing beyond the allowable limits for hazardous material. So crews cleared the overgrown brush added a fence and these light poles. Standup Ashley 5310 CREWS HAD TO ADD ABOUT 6 INCHES OF GRAVEL TO LEVEL OFF THIS AREA AND TO ADD A PROPER STORM DRAIN. THE GRAVEL USED. 5522 IS RECYCLED ASPHALT PAVING COLLECTED FROM ROADWORK.
Sand Island shipping containers turned into homes
AROUND THE CITY. 5529 The material makes for mobility so crews can move the containers if needed. By December there will be 25 of these, half offering 3 bedrooms and the other 2 bedrooms. Each one is insulated and coated with heat resistant paint to keep occupants cool. Chris 4747 IF YOU’RE OUTSIDE IN THE SUN AND IT’S 90 IF YOU GO UNDER A SHADE TREE IT’S 85 WELL WE’VE GOT SOMETHING HERE THAT’S EVEN BETTER THAN THAT. 4756 Container Storage Company of Hawaii fitted the spaces with code access.