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(A) Purpose. In certain zoning districts, manufactured home parks are permitted to provide decent affordable housing within standards of livability that accord with the purposes of health, safety and general welfare.
(B) Permitted uses. Manufactured home parks may contain manufactured homes and any of the following accessory uses; provided that they are subordinate to the residential character of the park, they are located, designed and intended to serve only the needs of persons living in the park, and the establishments shall present no visible evidence of their business nature to areas outside the park:
(1) Management offices;
(4) Laundry and dry cleaning facilities;
(5) One accessory structure, such as a mini-barn, per site, in addition to a carport or a private garage;
(6) Model manufactured homes as sales units, provided that no more than 10% of the authorized number of units in the park may be model units; and
(7) Other structures customarily incidental to manufactured home parks.
(C) Development standards. Manufactured home parks shall be in accordance with I.C. 16-1I-27-1 et seq., Rule 410 I.A.C. 6-6 and their subsequent amendments, the State Board of Health regulations and the requirements of this chapter.
(1) Foundations. Each manufactured home must be tied down and have perimeter skirting.
(2) Project and lot size.
(a) Project size: five acres;
(b) Project frontage: 50 feet; and
(c) Access points: If there are 40 or more manufactured homes in a development, two access points shall be required.
(3) Lot or site size.
(a) Area. The minimum manufactured site size shall be 4,000 square feet, except that the site size may be less than 4,000 square feet if the amount by which the site size is reduced is devoted to common open space and the site size is not less than 3,200 square feet.
(b) Width. The minimum width of a manufactured home site shall be 30 feet.
(a) Front. Each manufactured home park shall have all units and structures set back at least 25 feet from any public street bordering the park. On private interior streets, each unit or structure shall be set back at least 10 feet from edge of pavement.
(b) Side and rear. Five feet for a structure up to 20 feet in height, seven and one-half feet for a structure higher than 20 feet but less than or equal to 30 feet.
(a) The maximum height for a principal structure is 30 feet.
(b) The maximum height for accessory structures is 15 feet.
(6) Open space.
(a) A minimum of 400 square feet per site shall be dedicated to open space, a portion of which shall be an active recreational area, or one-quarter acre, whichever is greater.
(b) Open space shall be configured for the activity for which it is designed.
(7) Off-street parking.
(a) Two parking spaces shall be provided for each dwelling unit. The spaces shall be adjacent to or conveniently near each manufactured home site.
(b) Guest parking spaces or overflow parking spaces shall be provided as regulated in Rule 410 I.A.C. 6-6 and its subsequent amendments, shall be distributed evenly throughout the park.
(8) Public improvements.
(a) Manufactured home parks shall be permitted only if the public streets, drainage facilities and utilities are adequate to serve the proposed development. Adequate measures will be taken to provide ingress and egress so designed as to minimize traffic congestion in the public streets. Any public or private streets that will be improved to serve the manufactured home park shall be developed under the same requirements as those outlined for streets in Chapter 150 of this code of ordinances. Drainage facilities shall be designed and approved as outlined in the appropriate city or county drainage ordinance. Public utilities shall have sufficient capacity to serve the development.
(b) When public improvements are developed, the developer or authorized representative shall be required to post financial guarantees of performance and maintenance for the improvements under the same bond requirements as those outlined in Chapter 150 of this code of ordinances.
(Ord. 2006-13, passed 4-3-2006; Ord. 2012-9, passed 7-2-2012)