Sec. 27-124.  Mobile home park development standards.


Minimum design standards for mobile home parks shall include the following:


(1)       The park shall be located on a well-drained site, properly graded to insure adequate drainage and freedom from stagnant pools of water.


(2)       Mobile home parks hereafter approved shall have a maximum density of seven (7) mobile homes per gross acre.


(3)       Minimum park area:  Ten (10) acres.


(4)       Minimum park width:  Three hundred (300) feet.


(5)       All mobile homes shall be located to maintain the following separations:


a.         End to end:  Ten (10) feet.


b.         End to side:  Ten (10) feet.


c.         Side to side:  Ten (10) feet.


d.         Mobile home to community building:  Thirty (30) feet. 


e.         Mobile home to accessory building:  Five (5) feet.


(6)       Public streets are subject to the requirements of the subdivision regulations.


(7)       If private streets are utilized, the following shall apply:


a.         On streets where parallel parking is allowed on both sides of the street, the width of the street shall be a minimum of thirty-six (36) feet exclusive of curbs.


b.         On streets where parallel parking is allowed on one side of the street, the width of the street shall be a minimum of thirty (30) feet exclusive of curbs.


c.         On streets where parking is prohibited, the width of the street shall be a minimum of twenty-four (24) feet exclusive of curbs.


(8)       All roadways shall have unobstructed access to a public street.


(9)       All roadways and sidewalks within the mobile home park shall be constructed in accordance with city standards and shall be adequately lighted.  A street must be completely constructed prior to the placement of any mobile home on said street.


(10)     Sidewalks shall be provided in locations where pedestrian traffic is concentrated and shall be installed along streets, to the entrance of the office, community building and other important facilities.  Sidewalks shall be four (4) feet in width.


(11)     A community building shall be provided which shall include at a minimum a storm shelter for park residents.  The community building may also provide recreational facilities, laundry facilities and other similar uses.


(12)     A solid or semi-solid fence or wall, minimum six (6) feet high, maximum eight (8) feet high, shall be provided between the mobile home park district and any adjoining property or property immediately across the alley which is zoned for residential purposes other than for mobile homes.  In lieu of said fence or wall, a landscape buffer may be provided not less than fifteen (15) feet in width, and said landscape buffer shall be planted with coniferous and deciduous plant material so as to provide screening for the park.  When the landscape buffer is used in lieu of the fence or wall, the landscape buffer shall not be included as any part of a required rear yard for a mobile home space.  The fence, wall, or landscape buffer shall be properly policed and maintained by the owner.


(13)     An office shall be provided for conducting business pertaining to the mobile home park.  Said office may be located in a mobile home residence.


(14)     All mobile home parks shall be developed pursuant to a plan which plan shall be subject to the following: 


a.         An applicant for mobile home park shall prepare or cause to be prepared a preliminary mobile home park plan, drawn to a scale of not less than one inch equals one hundred (100) feet, and shall be submitted to the planning commission for its review and recommendations.  Said plan shall be designed in accordance with the minimum design standards as set forth in this section and shall have contours shown at two foot intervals.


b.         Upon approval of the preliminary mobile home park plan by the planning commission, the applicant shall prepare and submit a final plan, which shall incorporate any changes or alterations requested.  The final plan and the planning commission recommendation shall be forwarded to the council for their review and final action.


c.         Any substantial deviation from the approved plan, as determined by the zoning official or his or her designee, shall constitute a violation of the zoning certificate authorizing construction of the project.  The owner of a mobile home park shall be responsible for such violations.  Changes in plans shall be resubmitted for reconsideration and approval by the planning commission and council prior to the issuance of a zoning certificate. 


Source:  Ord. No. 4603, 1, 9-16-02