You’ve seen giant cargo shipping containers on ships on the seas. Now you can see them stacked on top of each other in east Columbus.
Two local entrepreneurs put their minds together and came up with the Cargominium Project. They use those giant bins like Lego bricks by stacking them up, and designing them as 25, two-bedroom apartment units.
Michele Reynolds, from the Cargominium Project, said the idea is using green technology to help close the housing gap in central Ohio.
“It also makes me feel good that we’re going to help people get housed. People who are homeless, who are hurting now who can’t get on public assistance or cannot get a voucher,” Reynolds said.
Derrick Pryor works for AES Development and helps design the project.
“This is a way we can deploy affordable housing, quicker, cheaper, in a green fashion and a more energy efficient fashion,” he said.
The apartment complex is under construction on Old Leonard Road in east Columbus. It is expected to be ready for occupancy in the spring.