(a) Purpose. To accommodate manufactured home parks while ensuring they do not adversely affect the health, safety or welfare of the community.
(b) State regulation. Manufactured home parks are regulated by the state. Manufactured home parks must meet the requirements listed in:
(1) Minnesota Rules 4630.0200 - 4630.1700 and 4630.2210 - 4630.4700; and
(2) M.S. §§ 327.14, 327.20 and 327.205 - 327.28, as they may be amended from time to time.
(1) Licensing. Manufactured home parks must receive all required licenses prior to operation and must maintain required licenses at all times.
(2) Maintenance. Pursuant to state rules, a responsible attendant or caretaker must be in charge of every manufactured home park at all times and the duty of said attendant or caretaker must be to maintain the park, its facilities, and equipment in a clean, orderly, and sanitary condition.
(3) Site size. Manufactured home parks must be at least five acres in size.
(4) Density. Manufactured home parks must meet the minimum and maximum density requirements of city code § 21.301.01(c)(1), which vary by zoning district.
(A) Densities for districts not addressed in § 21.301.01. Manufactured home parks located in R-1 zoning districts must have less than or equal to ten dwelling units per acre.
(5) Setbacks. Buildings within a manufactured home park must meet the setback requirements of city code § 21.301.01(c)(1) from all exterior property lines, which vary by zoning district. Buildings within the manufactured home park must be separated from one another as required under state law.
(6) Storage space. A fully enclosed, lockable storage space of at least 175 cubic feet and 25 horizontal square feet must be provided for each manufactured dwelling unit in addition to storage provided within each manufactured dwelling unit. When individually enclosed, lockable garages are provided, required storage space may be incorporated within a garage.
(7) Landscape buffer. Where the manufactured home park directly abuts property that is used for single-family residential uses or is either zoned or guided for single-family residential uses a perimeter landscape buffer is required pursuant to screening requirements in city code § 21.301.15(d)(2).
(A) Perimeter fencing.
(i) With the exception of when a fence is required for screening, all fences located around the perimeter of a manufactured home park must meet the requirements listed in § 21.301.05.
(ii) Perimeter fencing must comply with State Fire Code emergency access requirements.
(B) Fences within manufactured home parks. With the exception of fences required for screening, all fences located within manufactured home parks must meet the following requirements:
(i) Fences running parallel with any manufactured home including its attachments must be setback at least ten feet from a manufactured home, including its attachments.
(ii) Non-perimeter fencing within a manufactured home parks may be a maximum of four feet in height. Fence height is measured as described in § 21.301.08(c)(3).
(iii) The amount of fence opacity for non-perimeter fencing within a manufactured home park is limited to 50%. See § 21.301.08(d)(3) for an illustration of fence opacity.
(9) Accessory buildings. Each manufactured home owner is allowed to install one detached accessory building, subject to the following requirements:
(A) There must be a separation of at least ten feet between an accessory building and the nearest manufactured home not occupied by the user of the accessory building, including its attachments.
(B) No portion of an accessory building may be closer to an internal manufactured home park street or general parking lot than the associated manufactured home.
(C) No portion of an accessory building may be closer to a public street than the associated manufactured home.
(D) The total maximum accessory building size is 120 square feet per manufactured home.
(10) Compliance with other sections. Manufactured home parks must meet applicable standards within city code, including but not limited to:
(A) Refuse and recycling (§ 21.301.17);
(B) Landscaping (§ 21.301.15);
(C) Exterior storage (§ 21.301.16);
(D) Height (§ 21.301.10);
(E) Lighting (§ 21.301.07); and
(F) Parking (§ 21.301.06).