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1) Intent. The special provisions for campgrounds are designed to encourage the compatibility of these parks with surrounding land uses, maintain a safe and healthy atmosphere, minimize adverse environmental impacts and stabilize demand on local public services in zoned areas of the town.
2) Use. Campgrounds shall be used only by recreational vehicles, pick-up coaches, motor homes, camping trailers, other vehicular accommodations and tents suitable for temporary habitation and use for travel, vacation, and recreation purposes.
3) Site plan. In addition to any other information required by the town planner, the site plan shall include the name and address of the applicant, a small vicinity map, as well as a map showing the property dimensions, the location and dimension of each recreational vehicle site, the location and use of all service and recreational facilities, all interior access ways, and the location of all proposed facilities for sanitation, solid waste, drainage and fire prevention. Site plans shall be approved by the health department and the North Carolina Department of Transportation for ingress and egress to and from public streets and alleys.
4) Area and site regulations. Area of the campground shall be no less than three (3) acres. Density shall be no more than twenty (20) sites per acre. Each recreational vehicle site shall be at least one thousand eight hundred (1,800) square feet in area. Each site shall contain a stabilized vehicular parking pad of packed gravel, marl, paving or other suitable material. Prior to first occupancy, a certified statement of compliance shall be obtained from the town planner.
5) Exterior yard requirements. A setback of twenty (20) feet from a public right-of-way or from a property line abutting a residential lot or residential zone shall be required. All other yard setback requirements shall be ten (10) feet.
6) Public street access. No recreational vehicle space within a campground shall directly access a public road. Access to all recreational vehicle and accessory structures within the park shall be made using internal streets. A driveway permit must be obtained from the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
7) Accessory uses. Each campground park shall have at least one telephone available for public use. Management headquarters, manager's residence, recreational facilities, toilets, dumping stations, showers, coin-operated laundry facilities, stores and the uses and structures customarily incidental to operations of a campground are permitted as accessory uses to the campground, subject to the following restrictions:
a) Such establishments (excluding recreational facilities) and the parking areas primarily related to their operations shall not occupy more than ten (10) percent of the gross area of the park.
b) The structures housing such facilities shall not be located closer than one hundred (100) feet to any public street and shall not be directly accessible from any public street but shall be accessible only from a street within the park.
c) Such structures containing toilets, bathhouses and other plumbing fixtures shall adhere to the requirements in the most current edition of the North Carolina State Plumbing Code, as amended.
8) Parking. Adequate off-street parking and maneuvering space shall be provided on site. The use of any public street, sidewalk or right-of-way or any other private grounds not a part of the recreational vehicle parking area for the parking or maneuvering of vehicles is prohibited.
9) Internal street standards. Internal streets shall be constructed eighteen (18) feet wide and contain a minimum depth of six (6) inches of stone gravel base with proper ditching, drainage, and seeding of slopes. Permanent dead-end streets shall have a cul-de-sac constructed forty (40) feet in diameter. It will be the responsibility of the developer to have a practicing engineer licensed in the State of North Carolina.
10) Screening. Campgrounds shall be enclosed by a fence, wall, landscape screening, earth mounds or by other designs from all contiguous residential areas in a manner that will complement the landscape and assure compatibility with adjacent environment.
(Ord. No. 2020-10, 12-1-20)