(a)   No provision of this Code shall be interpreted to prohibit or prevent the use of assemblies prefabricated off the site or at the site of construction, provided such assemblies conform to the provisions of this Code and are approved by the Commissioner of Buildings.  Where the component parts of prefabricated assemblies are not readily accessible to inspections at the site, the Commissioner of Buildings may accept certification that the assembly as installed at the site is identical with specimens upon which approval was based.  If mechanical and electrical equipment is so installed as to not be readily accessible to inspection at the site, certification may be required that such equipment complies with applicable laws and ordinances, or the terms and conditions upon which approval was based.
   (b)   No manufactured home, as defined in Ohio R.C. 4501.01(O), shall be permitted to be located or occupied as a dwelling in the City, except when it is placed on an individual lot in the U1 or U2 District, and both the lot and the home meet all the requirements for a single-family dwelling in the zoning district within which it is located.  The following additional requirements shall also apply:
      (1)   The unit must be certified to have met HUD (Housing and Urban Development) national construction standards.
      (2)   The applicant shall present plans to the Building Commissioner for a full and permanent ventilated brick or masonry foundation around the entire perimeter of the unit.  The foundation shall provide adequate support of the home's vertical and horizontal loads and transfer these and other imposed forces, without failure, from the home to the undisturbed ground below the frost line.  Upon obtaining a building permit, the applicant shall notify the Building Commissioner when the foundation is completed and may not install the manufactured home until the Building Commissioner or a designated representative inspects and approves the foundation.
      (3)   The unit must be secured and attached to the foundation to meet or exceed the manufacturer's specifications.
      (4)   The exterior walls of the unit shall not have a high gloss finish.
      (5)   The roof must be constructed of either shingles or other materials the same as or similar to those used on other dwelling units in the immediate vicinity, and the roof shall be sloped to have at least a three and one-half inch vertical rise for every twelve inches of horizontal run.
      (6)   The unit must be placed on the lot so that the main entrance faces the street.
      (7)   Access shall be provided for a driveway to the rear lot line on the property for storage of automobiles in a detached garage.  At least ten feet of space must be provided from the back of the house to the start of the garage.  More than ten feet is not required.
      (8)   The unit must be at least twenty-three feet wide at its narrowest point and have a total of not less than 1,350 square feet in floor area.  This 1,350 square feet minimum includes all utility rooms.
      (9)   The unit must be oriented on the lot so that its length or long axis is parallel with the street, unless the unit's width is no less than fifty percent of its length.
      (10)   The applicant, upon installation, must have the unit classified and taxed as real property by the County Auditor.
      (11)   The unit shall fit in aesthetically with the other dwellings on the street.
(Ord. 197-1994.  Passed 7-18-94.)