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(A) Definitions. For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
(a) A structure, transportable in one or more sections, which in the traveling mode is eight body feet or more in width or 40 body feet or more in length, or when erected on site is 320 or more square feet and which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities and including the plumbing, heating air conditioning, and electrical systems contained therein; except that the term includes any structure which meets all of the requirements and with respect to which the manufacturer voluntarily files a certification required by the Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, or the duly authorized agent or successor thereof, and complies with the standards established in M.S. Ch. 327, as it may be amended from time to time.
(b) This general definition includes structures heretofore commonly known as “mobile homes,” as well as “manufactured buildings” built without chassis and designed only for erection on permanent foundation and which possess roof lines such as conventional on the site constructed homes and buildings.
MANUFACTURED HOME PARK.
(a) Any lot, site, field, or tract of land upon which two or more occupied manufactured homes, as hereinbefore defined, are located, either free of charge or for revenue purposes, and which parks are constructed and maintained in a manner consistent with the laws of the state thereunto appertaining and are duly licensed pursuant thereto.
(b) For purposes of this definition, MANUFACTURED HOME is a factory-assembled structure or structures equipped with the necessary service connections and made so as to be readily movable as a unit or units on its or their own running gear and designed to be used as a dwelling unit or units without a permanent foundation.
(c) The phrase “without a permanent foundation” indicates that the support system is constructed with the intent that the manufactured home placed thereon will be moved from time to time at the convenience of the owner.
(B) Manufactured home regulations.
(1) The location of manufactured homes is authorized on any lot of appropriate size and otherwise consistent with the provisions of the code of the city appertaining, except as hereinafter provided.
(2) Manufactured homes which do not conform to the following minimum specifications shall be permitted in manufactured home parks only or with conditional use permits at locations only within the corporate limits of the city as specified in this chapter infra:
(a) Are at least 24 feet wide;
(b) Have a roof line such as conventional on the site constructed homes;
(c) Are factory designed for placement on permanent foundations only; and
(d) Have appearance similar to other on the site constructed homes and buildings.
(C) Other conditions. Among other conditions which the Council may consider as the proper basis for a finding that the conditional use permit shall issue are:
(1) The non-availability of space in a manufactured home park located in the city;
(2) A finding that the location of a manufactured home shall not adversely affect the value of adjacent and near property; and
(3) The location of a manufactured home shall discontinue after a specially expressed period of time, in effect authorizing only the temporary location of the manufactured home in those areas in the city.
(Prior Code Ch. 65, § 23)