§ 12.23  MANUFACTURED HOMES AND HOME PARKS; PLACEMENT OF RECREATIONAL VEHICLES.
   Subd. 1.   Manufactured home parks. New manufactured home parks, expansions to existing manufactured home parks, and replacement of manufactured home units are prohibited in the Floodway District. If allowed in the Flood Fringe District, these uses shall be subject to the provisions placed on subdivisions in § 12.21 and the following standards.
   
   Subd. 2.   Placement of manufactured homes. Existing manufactured home parks located in the Flood Fringe District must comply with the following standards:
      A.   All manufactured homes must be securely anchored to an adequately anchored foundation system that resists flotation, collapse and lateral movement. Methods of anchoring may include, but are not limited to, use of over-the-top or frame ties to ground anchors. This requirement is in addition to applicable state or local anchoring requirements for resisting wind forces.
      B.   New or replacement manufactured homes in existing manufactured home parks located in flood plain districts will be treated as new structures and may be placed only if located in the Flood Fringe District and elevated and anchored in compliance with § 12.14.
      C.   If vehicular road access for pre-existing manufactured home parks is not provided in accordance with § 12.14, Subd. 5, Subpar. A, then replacement manufactured homes will not be allowed until the property owner(s) develops a flood warning emergency plan acceptable to the governing body.
   Subd. 3.   Recreational vehicles. Recreational vehicles that do not meet the exemption criteria specified in Subpar. A below shall be subject to the elevation and anchoring provisions of this chapter for new structures and as specifically spelled out in § 12.14, Subd. 2, Subpar. A, § 12.23, Subd. 2, Subpar. A, and § 12.23, Subd. 3, Subpar. C and D.
      A.   Recreational vehicles are exempt from the provisions of this chapter if they are placed in any of the following areas and meet the criteria listed in § 12.23, Subd. 3, Subpar. B:
         1.   Individual lots or parcels of record.
         2.   Existing commercial recreational vehicle parks or campgrounds.
         3.   Existing condominium-type associations.
      B.   Criteria for exempt recreational vehicles:
         1.   Vehicles must have current licenses required for highway use.
         2.   Vehicles must be highway ready, meaning on wheels or the internal jacking system, attached to the site only by quick disconnect type utilities commonly used in campgrounds and recreational vehicle parks.
         3.   No permanent structural type additions may be attached to the vehicle.
         4.   The recreational vehicle and associated use must be permissible in any pre-existing,  underlying zoning district.
         5.   Any accessory structure must be constructed of flood-resistant materials and be securely anchored as specified in § 12.23, Subd. 2, Subpar. A.
      C.   Recreational vehicles that are exempt in § 12.23, Subd. 3, Subpar. A, lose this exemption when development occurs on the site exceeding $500 for an accessory structure such as a garage or storage building. The recreational vehicle and all accessory structures will then be treated as a new structure and shall be subject to the elevation/flood proofing requirements and the land use standards specified in §§ 12.13 and 12.14. No development or improvement on the parcel or attachment to the recreational vehicle is allowed that would hinder the removal of the vehicle to a flood-free location should flooding occur.
      D.   New commercial recreational vehicle parks or campgrounds, subdivisions or condominium associations, and the expansion of any similar existing use exceeding five units or dwelling sites may be allowed subject to the following:
         1.   On any new or replacement recreational vehicle site in the Flood Fringe District, the recreational vehicle and its contents must be placed on fill above the regulatory flood protection elevation and proper elevated road access to the site must be provided in accordance with § 12.14, Subd. 5, Subpar. A. No fill placed in the floodway to meet the requirements of this subparagraph shall increase flood stages of the 1% chance or regional flood.
         2.   Any new or replacement recreational vehicle site located in the Floodway District or as an alternative to Subpar. 1 above in the Flood Fringe District, may be allowed as a conditional use in accordance with the following provisions and the provisions of § 12.25, Subd. 1.
            a. The applicant must submit an emergency plan for the safe evacuation of all vehicles and people during the regional flood. The plan shall be prepared by a registered engineer or other qualified individual, and shall demonstrate that adequate time and personnel exist to carry out the evacuation, and that the provisions of § 12.23, Subd. 3, Subpar. A and B will be met.
            b. All attendant sewage and water facilities for new or replacement recreational vehicles must be protected or constructed so as to not be impaired or contaminated during times of flooding in accordance with § 12.22, Subd. 3.
(`80 Code, § 12.23) (Ord. 602, passed 8-19-13)