§ 156.112  MANUFACTURED HOME PARKS.
   (A)   Plan requirements. In addition to the other requirements of this chapter, an applicant seeking a conditional use permit to establish a manufactured home park must submit a detailed plan which specifies the following design components in relation to requirements described in division (B) of this section.
      (1)   Name of the manufactured home park (approval required by Planning & Community Development Department) and complex identification signage.
      (2)   Location and dimensions of every manufactured home space, including total number of spaces.
      (3)   Location and dimensions of every street (street names approval required by the Planning and Community Development Department) as well as accommodations for service and emergency vehicles.
      (4)   Location of required signage as described in division (B) of this section.
      (5)   Location of designated mail space as described in division (B) of this section.
   (B)   General requirements of manufactured home parks.
      (1)   Entrance sign. There shall be at least one entrance sign identifying the park which complies with the requirements of § 156.081 Signs of the Wilkesboro Zoning Ordinance. 
      (2)   Mail service. There shall be a designated space on the grounds for mail service for the residents of the manufactured home park.
      (3)   Minimum size. A manufactured home park site shall be a minimum of two acres and have a minimum of five spaces for initial development.  Adding spaces after initial approval shall require new conditional use permit approval.
      (4)   Lot size. Each manufactured home space shall be a minimum of 80 feet by 100 feet and there shall be no more than five manufactured home spaces per acre of park area.
      (5)   Placement. All manufactured homes shall be placed parallel to the public street. As determined by the Board of Adjustment, manufactured home park layout shall be designed to 1) prevent public view into property, 2) provide resident privacy, and 3) provide appurtenance screening.
      (6)   Appearance. Homes should meet the appearance criteria in § 156.111.
      (7)   Setbacks.
         (a)   Spaces.  All manufactured home spaces must be set back at least 20 feet from all public right-of-ways and adjoining property lines.
         (b)   Home setbacks.  Setbacks for manufactured homes in relation to individual space boundaries as shown on the detailed plan are as follows:
            1.   Front setback: 25 feet.
            2.   Side setbacks: ten feet.
            3.   Rear setback: 20 feet.
      (8)   Accessory structures.  Structures shall be located a minimum of 25 feet from any residential unit within the park and a minimum of 25 feet from any property line. 
   (C)   Streets and signage.
      (1)   Streets shall be graded and surfaced with pavement and be a minimum width of 18 feet. If a street is proposed for dedication to the Town, it must meet North Carolina Department of Transportation specifications.
      (2)   Each manufactured home park shall have a complex identification sign located at entrance.
      (3)   All streets in the manufactured home park intersecting another street shall have a stop sign that conforms to the North Carolina Department of Transportation specifications. 
      (4)   Each street shall have a permanent street sign installed with an approved designated E911 name.
      (5)   Permanent dead end streets shall have a cul-de-sac. Cul-de-sacs shall be designed to accommodate emergency response and service vehicles.
   (D)   Access.
      (1)   All entrances/exits of the manufactured home shall have steps and/or ADA compliant ramp.
      (2)   Each manufactured home space shall have direct vehicular access to an internal private street, however; no manufactured home space shall have direct vehicular access to a public or private street outside of the development.
   (E)   Parking.
      (1)   Two off-street parking spaces shall be provided within each manufactured home space and cannot be located between the front of the home and the public street. Parking spaces must be at least four feet away from unit.
      (2)   On-street parking areas may be utilized if the street within the manufactured home park is designed and constructed to accommodate on-street parking.
      (3)   To meet the two parking space requirement, a combination of off-street and on-street parking is allowed.
   (F)   Sanitation, water and sewer.
      (1)   Sanitation. Parks must provide sanitation service that consists of either each home having its own container, or a dumpster provided for the entire development.  Dumpsters must be screened from public view and shall be maintained to avoid accumulation of rubbish outside of the container.
      (2)   Water.  An accessible, adequate, safe, and potable supply of water shall be provided in each manufactured home park. Where an approved public water supply is available, connection shall be made there and its supply used. When a public water supply is not available, adequate water supply shall be developed in accordance with the Wilkes County Health Department standards.
      (3)   Sewer.  Adequate and safe sewage disposal facilities shall be provided in all manufactured home parks. Collection systems and sewage treatment plants shall be in compliance with the requirements of the North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources. Individual septic tank systems can be considered, if soil, topography, and ground water conditions are favorable, and approval is granted by the Wilkes County Environmental Health Department.
   (G)   Landscaping/buffering. Certain land uses may create an adverse impact when developed adjacent to other less intensive land uses. Buffers shall provide screening between a proposed development and a dissimilar existing land use or zoning designation to provide a transition between them. A buffer is a strip of land together with some form of screening such as existing vegetation, planted vegetation, a landscaped earthen berm, a fence, a wall, or a combination of the above.
      (1)   Landscaped buffer must be a minimum width of 15 feet and no less than six feet in height at maturity. Total number of plants required for every 100 linear feet shall equal or exceed 18.
      (2)   Grade changes in areas to be included in the landscaped buffers shall not exceed 5% from the pre-development profile, except wherein an earthen berm is incorporated as part of the landscaped area.
      (3)   All dumpsters, loading docks, or utility structures visible from a public street or adjacent property line shall be screened unless already screened by an intervening building or buffer. Landscaping shall not interfere with the access and operation of any such structure or facility. All unenclosed outdoor storage areas greater than 25 square feet shall also be screened from adjacent properties and streets.
   (H)   Recreation area.  Each manufactured home park shall have a minimum of 8% of the total area set aside and developed for recreation purposes. Land set aside for recreation must be suitable for such purposes. Steep slopes and other unsuitable area shall not be counted towards the 8% minimum. Recreation areas shall be maintained by property owner in a safe and sanitary manner and available to all residences of the park.
   (I)   Park register. The park operator must maintain a register containing a record of all occupants. The register must contain the following information:
      (1)   Name, address, and space number of each occupant; and
      (2)   The date the manufactured home entered the park.
   (J)   Maintenance.
      (1)   Grounds and buildings of the manufactured home park shall be kept free of debris, trash, and litter to prevent the infestation of rodents, flies, mosquitos, and other pests.
      (2)   Grounds within the manufactured home park shall have proper drainage to prevent the accumulation of water.
      (3)   All maintenance is responsibility of property owner.
   (K)   Lighting. All streets in the manufactured home park shall be adequately illuminated from sunset until sunrise as determined by the Board of Adjustment. The minimum size street light shall be a 175 watt mercury vapor (approximately 7,000 lumen class), or its equivalent, spaced at intervals not more than 400 feet.
(Am. Ord. passed 9-14-2016)