§ 157.365  DESIGN STANDARDS FOR TRAVEL TRAILER PARKS.
   (A)   Minimum size.  Each parcel of land to be used for a travel trailer park shall be a minimum of five acres.
   (B)   Density.  There shall be a maximum of 15 travel trailer sites per gross acre of land within the travel trailer park. This shall also apply to the tent camping area.
   (C)   Streets and parking.
      (1)   Access to park.
         (a)   Direct vehicular access to the travel trailer park shall be only from an abutting approved street. Access to the park shall be so located as to:
            1.   Provide minimum congestion on the external street;
            2.   Provide a clear and unobstructed view of on-coming traffic from both directions for a distance of not less than 350 feet; and
            3.   Provide for good vehicular circulation in the park.
         (b)   The administrative facility of the travel trailer park shall be so located as to assure the complete removal of trailer units from the public right-of-way during the check-in process.
      (2)   Width of streets.  Streets in a travel trailer park shall be private and shall be at least of the following widths:
         (a)   A one-way street shall be at least 12 feet in width; and
         (b)   A two-way street shall be at least 24 feet in width.
      (3)   Street surfacing.  Access roads entering a travel trailer park shall match the surface of the public road providing access to the park. If the public road is paved, the access road of a travel trailer park shall be paved for a distance of 100 feet into the park from all entrances and exits, and shall be at least 24 feet in width. Travel trailer park roads that are not paved shall be hard surfaced, well drained and all-weather stabilized (e.g., shell, marl and the like);
      (4)   Road curves.  All road curves shall have a minimum turning radius of 50 feet. All culs-de-sac shall have a maximum length of 500 feet and terminate in a turning circle having a minimum radius of 50 feet; and
      (5)   Parking.  Each travel trailer site shall have off-street parking pads for both travel trailer and towing vehicle. The pads shall be composed of marl, shell, paving or other stabilized material. The remainder of each travel trailer site shall be well drained, grassed and landscaped.
   (D)   Buffer strips.  There shall be a suitably landscaped perimeter buffer strip not less than 25 feet in depth between travel trailer sites and all public streets abutting a travel trailer park, and a landscaped buffer strip not less than 15 feet in depth between travel trailer sites and all other boundaries of the park. Within all buffer strips (except waterfront) there shall be a plant and/or structural screen, which shall be semi-opaque and at least six feet high and shall extend the length of the buffer strip except for street openings. Newly planted screens shall meet the height and opaqueness requirements within 12 months of planting. The landscaped buffer strip shall be separate from recreational areas, streets, travel trailer sites and utility sites, but may be utilized for drainage purposes and two identification signs.
   (E)   Recreational areas.  A minimum of 10% of the total land area of a travel trailer park shall be devoted to one or more common use areas for recreational activity. In addition, for every travel trailer and tent site, there shall be allocated an additional 100 square feet of land for recreational activity. However, this requirement is not necessary when the proposed development has a density of ten sites per gross acre or less. The recreational areas shall be exclusive of travel trailer sites, buffer strips, street rights-of-way and storage areas; however, the periphery of the recreational areas may contain utility sites, and other nonrecreational service buildings, the area of which will be subtracted from the computed recreational area. Recreational areas shall be easily accessible to all park users and management. Although the required space for recreational usage may be met through more than one recreational site, the minimum size of any area shall be 20,000 square feet. Provision for all common open space and the construction of recreational facilities which are shown on the site plan shall proceed at an equivalent, or greater, rate as the construction of individual travel trailer sites.
   (F)   Tent camping.  Areas may be set aside for tent camping in accordance with all provisions of this division, except:
      (1)   There shall be a stabilized pad on the site for parking of the transportation vehicle; and
      (2)   Tent camping may be permitted on a travel trailer site.
   (G)   Maximum height.  Maximum height of structures is 25 feet.
(2000 Code, § 66-516)  (Ord. 75-01, passed 7-14-1975; Ord. 2012-12, passed 11-27-2012)  Penalty, see § 157.999