(A)   Purpose.  The purpose of the following standards is to provide the Durant Municipal Planning Commission and the City Council with standards to guide their review of the design elements in a proposed development plan for a new manufactured housing development.
   (B)   General design standards.  The development plan for a manufactured housing (land-lease) development shall be studied to determine whether the proposed site development plan meets the requirements of this chapter and the following:
      (1)   Each site development plan should be laid out and developed as a complete unit, in accordance with an integrated overall design;
      (2)   The location for buildings, parking areas, walks, lighting and appurtenant facilities should be arranged to be compatible with surrounding land uses. Any part of the site not used for buildings, other structures, parking, roads, accessways or recreation purposes should be landscaped with grass, trees and/or shrubs;
      (3)   There should be sufficient private open space in each lot to ensure that each resident has an adequate amount of light, air and privacy;
      (4)   Parking areas should be arranged to be safe and conveniently accessible from streets internal to the development;
      (5)   The street pattern should serve, not shape, the lots in the development. Minor streets should feed at well spaced intervals into collector arterial streets. Streets should intersect at 90 degree angles;
      (6)   A site development plan which conforms to and preserves terrain, trees, shrubs and rock formations is highly preferred;
      (7)   The Planning and Zoning Commission should determine that the proposed site development plan is consistent with good planning practice, consistent with the city’s comprehensive plan, can be developed in a manner that is not detrimental to permitted uses in the surrounding area and is designed to promote the general welfare of the city.
(Ord. 1287, passed 8-10-99)