§ 154.034  “R-MH-2” MOBILE HOME PARK DISTRICT.
   (A)   General description.
      (1)   This district provides locations for mobile home parks that, while they are considered a residential environment, are not generally compatible with conventional developments. Mobile home parks are under the ownership of a single entity and provide leased or rented mobile home spaces along with amenities that make the park a desirable place to locate one’s residence.
      (2)   This district supersedes part of the former “R-6” Mobile Home Residential District. All properties formerly classified “R-6” on the Official Zoning Districts Map shall henceforth be classified “R-MH-1” or “R-MH-2” based on size of lots and their current use and be subject to the following district regulations.
   (B)   Permitted uses. The following shall be permitted as uses by right; provided, they meet all development regulations of this section:
      (1)   Mobile home park, including office and service facilities for residents;
      (2)   Mobile home or manufactured home;
      (3)   Park, municipal or community building, golf course, fire station, police station, water wells, lift stations or open space, owned by the city or other public entity;
      (4)   Property owners’ association green space or recreation area;
      (5)   Elementary or secondary school;
      (6)   Day care home;
      (7)   Home occupation; and
      (8)   Residential sales.
   (C)   Conditional uses.
      (1)   Secondary buildings, subject to the following:
         (a)   A detached garage which exceeds a 1,000 square foot building footprint or a 25-foot building height shall be considered a secondary building for setback and coverage purposes; and
         (b)   Secondary buildings related to a single-family residential use shall be located in the rear yard behind the main building and behind the side yard setback line required for the main building.
      (2)   Accessory buildings and structures, subject to the following specific requirements and all other city regulations:
         (a)   No accessory structure shall be located in front or to the side of the main building, except fences, walls and flag poles as permitted in this chapter; and
         (b)   Accessory buildings shall be included in the lot coverage calculations and subject to the development regulations of this district.
      (3)   Accessory signs, subject to all city sign regulations.
   (D)   Uses subject to review. The following uses are permitted on review in accordance with the application and public hearing requirements set forth in § 154.090 of this chapter:
      (1)   Private club which includes a country club and golf course;
      (2)   Travel trailer park;
      (3)   Day care center;
      (4)   Perimeter wall or fence which exceeds the height permitted by city regulations; and
      (5)   See also §§ 154.090 through 154.103  of this chapter for additional special permit uses.
   (E)   Development regulations.
      (1)   General: all uses and structures permitted in this district are subject to Ch. 151of this code of ordinances and the following standards. Building setback and coverage requirements should conform to all platted setback and building lines if greater than this code. They shall, however, comply with the following and all other requirements of this chapter; provided that, in no case shall a main or accessory building be located over a public or private street or utility easement.
      (2)   Access: all properties shall have direct access to a public or private street, the description of which has been presented to the city in the form of a subdivision plat, warranty deed or easement, which has been approved by the city and filed of record with the County Clerk.
      (3)   Front yard setback, the entire mobile home park:
         (a)   Thirty-five feet from the front property line, or 90 feet from the centerline of an abutting highway, whichever is greater;
         (b)   Section line road: 35 feet from the front property line, or 75 feet from the centerline of an abutting section line road or arterial street, whichever is greater; and
         (c)   Other streets: 25 feet or 50 feet from the centerline of an abutting street.
      (4)   Side yard setback: All structures and mobile homes:
         (a)   Main building, with city fire hydrant within 700 feet of the main building:
            1.   Interior lot line, including pad separation: five feet; and
            2.   Corner lot line abutting a street: 15 feet from property line, or 75 feet from centerline of a section line road, whichever is greater.
         (b)   Main building without the above access to fire protection:
            1.   Interior lot line, including pad separation: 25 feet; and
            2.   Corner lot line abutting a street: 15 feet from property line, or 75 feet from centerline of a section line road, whichever is greater.
         (c)   Accessory building less than 14 feet in height: 15 feet; and
         (d)   Accessory building 14 feet or more in height: 15 feet, plus one foot for each full foot of additional building height greater than 14 feet.
      (5)   Rear yard setback:
         (a)   All homes and permanent buildings except certain accessory buildings as described herein: 25 feet from the rear property line, or 90 feet from the centerline of a highway, or 75 feet from the centerline of a section line road, whichever is greatest;
         (b)   Section line road: 35 feet from the front property line, or 75 feet from the centerline of an abutting section line road or arterial street, whichever is greater;
         (c)   Other streets: 35 feet or 60 feet from the centerline of an abutting street;
         (d)   Accessory building less than 14 feet in height 15 feet; and
         (e)   Accessory building 14 feet or more in height: 15 feet, plus one foot of additional building setback for each full foot of additional building height greater than 15 feet.
      (6)   Minimum lot area: total park site: five acres gross.
      (7)   Gross density: ten units per acre.
      (8)   Minimum mobile home space size:  3,500 square feet.
      (9)   Minimum mobile home park lot width: 50 feet at point of access from the mobile home park to a street.
      (10)   Minimum mobile home space requirements:
         (a)   Length: adequate to achieve minimum required mobile home space size based on width and square footage requirements; and
         (b)   Width: 30 feet where pad is closest to park drive.
      (11)   Coverage: maximum size and bulk of all permitted structures shall be based on the following criteria:
         (a)   Coverage: main, secondary and accessory buildings shall cover no more than 75% of the of area within the platted or city-required setback lines, whichever setback is greater; plus
         (b)   Accessory buildings shall cover no more than 20% of the front, side and rear yard; Inground storm shelters and swimming pools shall not be included in coverage calculations when they extend less than two feet above ground level.
      (12)   Maximum building height: 35 feet.
      (13)   Double frontage lots: where a lot has double frontage, the property owner shall designate the rear lot line for purposes of constructing a perimeter fence and accessory structures. The designated rear yard shall be subject to the development regulations of this district; provided, however, that, platted building lines shall take precedence if greater than the requirements of this district.
      (14)   Screening required: perimeter fences or walls shall be required to provide sight-proof screening in conformance with all provisions of this code of ordinances; provided, however, that, all boundary lines of the mobile home park shall have a sight-proof fence or screen conforming to city codes and regulations. The screen abutting a section line road or highway shall conform to the front yard setback requirements for buildings.
      (15)   Landscaping: at least 5% of the land area shall be devoted to landscaping in accordance with the standards set forth in this chapter.
(2002 Code, § 154.034)  (Ord. 486, passed 5-12-2003)