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This classification is designed to accommodate planned manufactured housing developments for which a special use permit has been issued in accordance with § 152.053, herein. Such special use permit is required as a prerequisite to any use or development in the PMH, and no use shall be permitted except pursuant to such permit. Such permit shall insure that the proposed use or development is consistent with the requirements of this section and may further specify the timing of development, the location and extent of rights-of-way and other areas to be dedicated for public use, and other such matters as the applicant may propose as conditions upon the request. In granting the special use permit for a planned manufactured housing district, the Town Council may impose such additional reasonable and appropriate safeguards upon such permit as it may deem necessary in order that the purpose and intent of this chapter are served, public welfare secured and substantial justice done.
(A) Application. The reclassification of property to PMH Planned Manufactured Housing shall be initiated only by the owner(s) of a legal interest in the affected property, any person(s) having an interest in the property by reason of a written contract with the owner(s), or an agent authorized in writing to act on behalf of the owner(s). No permit shall be issued for any development within a PMH Planned Manufactured Housing except in accordance with an approved special use permit. In addition to the requirements for a planned development application contained in §§ 152.120 - 152.123, the application for a special use permit for a planned manufactured housing district shall contain a site plan depicting the location and dimensions of all proposed manufactured home sites.
(B) Permissible uses, a building or land shall be used only for those purposes specified for the project which may include the following:
(1) Accessory uses and structures.
(2) Adult day care centers registered with the NC Department of Human Resources.
(3) Adult day care homes so long as the use is clearly incidental to the residential use of the dwelling and does not change the essential residential character of the dwelling.
(4) Child care centers (SR).
(5) Child care homes so long as the use is clearly incidental to the residential use of the dwelling and does not change the essential residential character of the dwelling.
(6) Home occupations (SR).
(7) Manufactured homes.
(8) Mobile homes.
(9) Parks, public, including greenways.
(10) Places of worship.
(11) Public utility structures (SR).
(C) Development requirements. A planned manufactured housing shall be at least three acres in area and shall not exceed 15 acres in area. Any development containing 26 or more sites shall have primary vehicular access to the development by means of a subcollector classification or larger street designated in § 152.098. Primary vehicular access for a planned manufactured housing development of 25 units or less shall be by means of a local classification or larger street as designated in § 152.098. Alternatively, access may be provided by means of streets other than local or subcollector classification when it is clearly demonstrated that the development will not result in a significant increase in traffic on any such street.
(D) Development standards. All uses and structures in a PMH shall meet the following development standards:
(1) Lot size. Each manufactured home shall occupy a designated space having at least 4,000 square feet, with a width of at least 40 feet, exclusive of common driveways. No more than one home may be erected or installed on one space.
(2) Streets. Each manufactured home space shall abut a street within the park. Said streets shall be graded and surfaced with not less than four inches of crushed stone or other suitable material on a well compacted sub-base to a continuous width of 25 feet, exclusive of required parking spaces. Internal streets and circulation patterns shall be adequate to handle the traffic to be generated by the development.
(3) Parking. One off-street parking space with not less than four inches of crushed stone or other suitable material, on a well compacted sub-base, shall be provided for each manufactured home space. The required parking space may be included within the 4,000 square foot minimum lot size for a manufactured home.
(4) Recreation space. At least 8% of the total area of a planned manufactured housing district shall be devoted and developed to recreational use by the residents of the district. Such use may include space for community buildings, gardens, outdoor play areas, swimming pools, ball courts, etc.
(5) Interior setbacks. Any structure shall be located at least 20 feet from any internal street and at least ten feet from any adjacent space within the district; provided, however, that these interior setbacks shall not apply to storage or other auxiliary structures for the exclusive of a manufactured home.
(6) Exterior setbacks. No manufactured home shall be located closer than 30 feet to the exterior boundary of the district or abutting street right-of-way. Buildings used for laundry or recreation purposes shall be located no closer than 40 feet to the exterior boundary or the right-of-way of an abutting street.
(7) Density. The overall density of homes within the district shall not exceed eight units per acre.
(8) Utilities. Each lot or space shall be equipped with electricity, drinking water, and wastewater disposal facilities.
(9) Foundations, patios and walkways. Each home shall be placed on a permanent stand in accordance with standards set by the North Carolina Department of Insurance. Each home shall have an area on site for provision of a permanent patio or deck adjacent or attached to the permanent stand of at least 180 square feet. A walkway shall be constructed for each lot or space to connect parking spaces to the manufactured home entrance. An attached structure such as an awning, cabana, storage building, carport, windbreak, or porch, which has a floor area larger than 25 square feet and is roofed shall be considered part of the stand for purposes of all setback requirements. The area beneath a home must be fully enclosed with durable skirting within 60 days of placement in the district. As a minimum, such skirting must be a product designed and sold for use as skirting or as approved by the Zoning Administrator.
(10) Buffers. The applicant shall propose, plant, construct and make satisfactory arrangements for the preservation of a buffer and/or setbacks adequate to protect adjoining properties from the impacts of the proposed development. Such buffers shall, at a minimum, meet the requirements of §§ 152.170 - 152.179, below.
(11) Structure height. No structure in a PMH Planned Manufactured Housing shall exceed 35 feet in height.
(Ord. passed 10-1-07; Am. Ord. passed 10-20-08; Am. Ord. passed - - )