The following standards shall be used in determinations of similarity and/or compatibility in appearance between a manufactured home (with foundations approved as provided in this subsection) and site-built housing which has been constructed in adjacent or nearby locations.
   (A)   Minimum width of main body.  Minimum width of the main body of the manufactured home shall not be less than 20 feet, as measured across the narrowest portion of the house. This is not intended to prohibit the offsetting of portions of the home.
   (B)   Minimum roof pitch; minimum roof overhang; roofing materials.  Minimum pitch of the main roof shall be not less than 3 feet of rise for each 12 feet of horizontal run (3:12), and minimum roof overhang shall be 1 foot. In cases where site built housing generally has been constructed in adjacent or nearby locations with lesser roof pitches and/or roof overhangs of less than 1 foot, then a manufactured home may have less roof pitch and overhang, similar to the site-built houses. Any roofing material other than a built up composition roof may be used if it is generally used for site-build houses in adjacent or nearby locations.
   (C)   Exterior finish; light reflection.  Only material for exterior finish which is generally acceptable for site-built housing which has been constructed in adjacent or nearby locations may be used, provided, however, that reflection for such exterior shall not be greater than from siding coated with clean white gloss exterior enamel.
   (D)   Approved foundations required in residential districts.  No manufactured home shall be placed or occupied for residential use on a site in a residential district until such foundation plans have been submitted to and approved by the Building Official or his or her designee as to the appearance and durability of the proposed foundation and being acceptably similar or compatible in appearance to foundations of residences built on adjacent or nearby sites. Every manufactured home shall, at a minimum be placed on a permanent foundation and have the wheels and other transporting devices removed prior to such placement. In order to be administratively approved for installation on a R-2 or R-3 residential lot a manufactured home must be placed on a continuous perimeter, permanent foundation wall (stem wall or approved masonry wall) with concrete footings as indicated in the figure below.
   (E)   Site orientation of the manufactured home.  Manufactured homes shall be placed on lots in such a manner as to be compatible with and reasonably similar in orientation to the site-built housing which has been constructed in adjacent or nearby locations.
   (F)   Garages and/or carports.  In residential neighborhoods where adjacent or nearby site-built homes include garages and/or carports, a manufactured home must have a garage or carport. A manufactured home shall be required to be provided with a garage and/or carport compatible with the manufactured home and the site-built garages and/or carports constructed in adjacent or nearby locations.
   (G)   Compatibility with adjacent or nearby site-built housing.  In order for the Building Official to approve a building permit for the installation of a manufactured home in an existing residential district the proposed manufactured home shall be compared to site-built housing in the neighborhood within the same zoning district. Approval for the installation of a manufactured home shall not be granted by the Building Official unless it is found that the subject manufactured home is substantially similar in size, siding, material, roof pitch, roof material, foundation and general appearance to site-built housing which may be permitted by the zoning and/or building code in the neighborhood in the same zoning district.
(Ord. 1287, passed 8-10-99; Am. Ord. 1297, passed 1-11-00)