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Thursday’s Special Planning & Zoning Workshop Agenda

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Submitted by Mayor's Office Assistant David Barrow

WORKSHOP AGENDA: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9TH, 9:30 AM AT CENTRAL FIRE STATION

I.          Preliminary Business

            (1)        Call to Order 

  1. Roll Call 

II.        Old Business

            None

III.       New Business

(1)        Discussion and action regarding the following instrument(s):

  1. Discussion of proposed changes to the City of Central Zoning Ordinance as it pertains to zoning categories, in particular Section 15: Special Regulations for Mobile Home Parks and Individual Sites for Mobile Homes. (Mark Balkin, Zoning Attorney)
  2. Discussion of revised street standards to Appendix J of the UDC per the city of Central’s Master Land Use Plan
  3. Discussion of proposed amendments to Ch. 19 and Ch. 4 of the UDC as deferred from the November 18, 2010 Planning & Zoning meeting.

IV.       Other Business

            (1)        Announcements

            (2)        Adjournment

Section 15   Special Regulations for Mobile Home Parks and Individual Sites for Mobile Homes.

 

 

A.         Mobile homes and mobile home parks allowed by this ordinance must continue to comply with all City ordinances and all other applicable laws regulating mobile homes and mobile homes parks.

 

B.         Mobile home parks, when allowed as either permitted or conditional uses in the various districts shall conform to the following requirements:

 

1.          A mobile home park shall be located on a site of not less than one acre and shall contain not more than twenty-four (24) mobile home sites per acre. Individual mobile home sites shall contain an area of not less than one thousand seven hundred and fifty (1,750) square feet.

2.          A mobile home park shall be connected with a street by a paved driveway or driveways constructed in accordance with appropriate ordinances and regulations.

3.          A front yard setback of at least twenty (20) feet in depth shall be provided.

4.          Side yards of not less than five (5) feet shall be provided; however, on corner sites a side yard of not less than ten (10) feet in width shall be provided.

5.          A rear yard of not less than twenty (20) feet in depth shall be provided.

6.          Required front, rear and side yards shall be planted with grass, shrubs, or trees and all planting must be maintained in a manner not obstructing sight distances for vehicles entering or leaving the mobile home park.

7.          The mobile home park shall be separated from the abutting property and the required front yard and on a corner lot from the required side yard on the street side by a solid fence at least five (5) feet, but not in excess of seven (7) feet in height.

8.          Individual mobile home sites shall provide a front yard having a minimum depth of five (5) feet. Appendages, expansions, canopies or attachments to the mobile home shall not protrude into any required yard area.

9.          Individual mobile home sites shall provide two (2) side yards having a combined width of thirteen (13) feet; in no case shall either side yard be less than five (5) feet. Appendages, expansions, canopies or attachments to the mobile home shall not protrude into any required yard area.

10.        Individual mobile home sites shall provide a rear yard having a minimum depth of five (5) feet. Appendages, expansions, canopies or attachments to the mobile home shall not protrude into any required yard area.

11.        Off-street parking space for automobiles shall be provided in the ratio of at least one parking space per mobile home in location convenient to individual mobile homes or groups of mobile homes. Parking is not allowed in the required front yard.

12.        No signs shall be erected upon such mobile home parks except for the one (1) sign at each entrance as set forth below. Such signs shall not exceed ten (10) square feet nor extend more than ten (10) feet in overall height above the ground and shall not project into required yard areas more than six (6) inches.

13.        All mobile home parks located in the City:

             a.          Shall have a sign listing the mobile home park name and address.

             b.          Each sign shall have a map diagram showing the names of all streets in the mobile home park, (private or public).

             c.          Each mobile home in the park shall be numbered with a uniform twelve (12) by twelve (12) inch sign on a four-foot post made of weather-resistant material. Said sign shall be located and maintained in the front of each mobile home giving a clear and unobstructed view from the road giving access and ingress to said mobile home.

             d.          Any change of street names by new owners of the mobile home park shall be submitted to the City planning department and the fire district prior to the name change.

             e.          A copy of the street map of the mobile home park with the names of each street and the number of mobile homes located thereon shall be supplied to the fire district.

14.        All mobile home parks shall have at least ten (10%) percent of its area (not exceeding 1 acre) set aside for recreational use by the park’s residents.

 

C.        Individual Mobile Homes.

 

1.          Individual mobile homes, used for construction or sales or leasing offices or for similar purposes, but not for residential use, may be located as an accessory use in any district for such time as active construction is continuing or initial sales or initial leasing at the development (to which the mobile home is accessory) is ongoing.

 

2.          A single mobile home may be permanently used for office purposes for mobile home parks and mobile home sales facilities as part of a conditional use for a mobile home park or mobile home sales facility.

 

3.          A single mobile home used for residential purposes is permitted in the Rural/Agriculture District provided it meets all requirements of said district and further complies with the following requirements:

 

             a.          Lot Area:       Not less than three (3) acres.

             b.          Lot width:      Not less than one hundred (100) feet of frontage on a public maintained roadway.

             c.          Front yard setback:   Not less than one hundred (100) feet.  On through lots, the required front yard shall be provided on both streets.

             d.          Side yard setback:     Not less than twenty-five (25) feet.  On corner lots the side yard on the side of the lot abutting the side street shall be not less than one hundred (100) feet. Further, said mobile home shall be located at least fifty (50) feet from adjacent residences.

             e.          Rear yard:      Not less than twenty-five (25) feet.

             f.           The property has an approved sanitary sewer treatment system to which a manufactured home may be connected.

 

4.          A single mobile home used for residential purposes may be permitted in the R-1, R-2, R-3 and R/A Districts in the event that a residence is destroyed by storm, fire or other act of God for such period of time required to construct a new residence.  Said mobile home shall not be installed until a building permit for the new residence is obtained and shall only be permitted so long as construction on the new residence is actively pursued.

 

5.          A single mobile home in conjunction with an existing residence, in any district, may be permitted by the Board of Adjustment in cases of extreme hardship provided that:

 

             a.          Board of Adjustment action is based on a complete report by the planning department setting forth its opinion as to whether the case is a true hardship.

             b.          Hardship is defined as the need to provide housing in conjunction with an existing residence, business or institution when an additional permanent residence is not justified or feasible, and the need is based upon:

                         i.         The requirements for housing of aged, ill or otherwise incapacitated, or handicapped family members, or wards for which the existing residents are or may become responsible;

                         ii.        The physical or economic need for housing of divorced parents with minor children, for whom existing residents have responsibility or family relationship;

             c.          Any mobile home allowed to be located under the provisions of this Section may not be occupied by or rented to anyone other than the person for whom the permit was applied.

             d.          The approval of any mobile home under this subsection B.6. shall be for a period not to exceed six (6) months.  Upon application, prior to the end of the six (6) month period, the Board of Adjustment may grant additional periods of six (6) months.

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