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For the purpose of this article, unless otherwise apparent from the context, the following definitions are provided:
(a) “Community apartment project” shall mean a project in which an undivided interest in the land is coupled with the right of exclusive occupancy of any apartment located thereon.
(b) “Condominium” shall mean an estate in real property consisting of a separate interest in a dwelling unit together with an undivided interest in the balance of the property (land and improvements) which is owned in common by the owners of the individual dwelling units.
(c) “Condominium conversion” shall mean the conversion or division of a single-ownership parcel with a building or buildings containing two or more existing dwellings (such as an apartment building) into a condominium, community apartment project, or stock cooperative project form of ownership involving separate ownership or permanent right of exclusive use of individual dwelling units. Condominium conversion does not include conversion of a rental mobile home park into a mobile home park subdivision.
(d) “Condominium conversion project” shall mean the entire parcel of real property subject to condominium conversion including all structures thereon or appurtenant thereto.
(e) “Mobile home” shall mean a structure, as defined under California Civil Code Section 798.3, designed for human habitation as a dwelling and transport over streets and highways under permit in accordance with the California Vehicle Code. This term shall include “manufactured homes” as defined in the Health and Safety Code Section 18007. A recreational vehicle shall not be considered to be a mobile home unless it has been manufactured with plumbing, heating and electrical systems for human habitation and it occupies a mobile home site in a mobile home park where that recreational vehicle is permitted to be used as a permanent residence in accordance with Civil Code Section 798.3(b). The term mobile home shall not include a commercial coach as defined by Health and Safety Code Section 18010 or factory-built housing as defined by Health and Safety Code Section 19971.
(f) “Mobile home park” or “park” shall mean an area of land where two or more mobile home sites are rented, or held out for rent, to accommodate mobile homes used for human habitation. This term shall include “trailer park.”
(g) “Mobile home park change of use” shall mean closure, cessation or change of use of a mobile home park to another use either as to an entire mobile home park or more than ten (10) percent of the mobile home spaces therein. However, the Community Development Director may find that a mobile home park change of use has not occurred if he or she determines that park management is making a good faith effort to lease the spaces that are unoccupied by mobile homes to mobile home owners. A mobile home park change of use does not include closure due to physical destruction by fire, flood or other disaster, conversion of a mobile home park to a mobile home park subdivision, closure of a mobile home park as a result of an adjudication of bankruptcy, nor the adoption, amendment, or repeal of a park rule or regulation.
(h) “Mobile home park subdivision” shall mean a division of land for the purpose of converting a rental mobile home park to ownership status. Mobile home park subdivisions include developments in which each mobile home owner receives title to the individual space where his or her mobile home is located, together with an undivided interest in the common areas of the park. The term mobile home park subdivision also includes stock cooperative projects where each mobile home owner receives an exclusive right to occupy, but not title to, his or her individual mobile home space, together with an undivided interest in the common areas of the park.
(i) “Stock cooperative project” shall mean a project wherein a corporation is formed or availed primarily for the purpose of holding title to an apartment project or mobile home park, if all, or substantially all, of the shareholders of such corporation receive a right of exclusive occupancy in a dwelling unit or mobile home space in the project, title to which is held by the corporation, which right of occupancy is transferable only concurrently with the transfer of shares of stock in the corporation held by the person having such right of occupancy.
(§4, Ord. 1459-NS, eff. April 21, 2006)