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A. In determining the desirability of permitting the development or expansion of a mobile home park in any given area, the Planning Commission and City Council shall consider the following:

1. The relationship of proposed project to the existing and proposed street network.

2. The relationship of the proposed project to public facilities, including, but not limited to, existing or proposed shopping areas, schools, and public transportation.

3. The effect of the proposed project on adjoining uses and the effect of adjoining uses on the project.

4. The general impact of the proposed mobile home park on the immediate vicinity and terrain.

5. The compatibility of the proposed park to surrounding uses and land use densities.

B. Minimum Mobile Home Park Area. One and one-half acres.

C. Maximum Building Height. One story, not to exceed 17 feet.

D. Minimum Yards.

1. Yards at mobile home park boundaries:

a. Front Yard. Each mobile home park shall have a front yard measured from the front property line to the nearest mobile home lot line not less than 20 feet for the full width of the parcel.

b. Side and Rear Yards. Each mobile home park shall have a rear yard and side yards measured from the property line to the nearest mobile home lot line, not less than 15 feet on all sides of the parcel, except where a side or rear yard abuts a street, in which case the yard shall not be less than 20 feet.

2. Yards for individual mobile homes:

a. Mobile home trailers shall be located a minimum of five feet from the front, side and rear line of the trailer lot or trailer site.

b. Mobile home trailers shall not be located closer than 10 feet to any other mobile home trailer or building in the mobile home park.

c. Mobile home trailers or buildings in a mobile home park shall not be located within 15 feet of any front or side property line of a mobile home park site adjacent to a road or five feet from any other public easement.

E. Development Standards.

1. Walls, fences and landscaping at mobile home park boundaries:

a. Required Fences and Walls. A six-foot wall or such other decorative fencing or screening of a similar nature as determined by the Planning Department shall be constructed along all boundaries adjoining other properties and 15 feet back of the property line adjacent to any public street unless otherwise approved.

b. Landscaping. All yards and incidental open space areas shall be landscaped and maintained. Landscaping shall include trees not fewer than a number determined by dividing the number 25 into the number of lineal feet of frontage abutting public streets. Said trees shall be at least 15-gallon-size specimens. An irrigation system shall be included within all landscaped areas, and other assurances given prior to the development of the mobile home park that all landscaping shall be adequately maintained.

2. Vehicular Access. Vehicular access to mobile home parks shall be from abutting major or collector streets. Vehicular access to mobile home parks from minor streets shall be prohibited.

3. Pedestrian Access. Pedestrian access into the mobile home park shall be provided by connecting the interior pedestrian pathway network with sidewalks located in the rights-of-way of perimeter streets.

4. Mobile home parks in areas of excessive slope may require additional lot area to minimize cut and fill slopes; however, where mobile home sites are graded into stepped pads, there shall be no more than a three-foot vertical elevation difference between adjoining pads whether separated by an internal access road or not.

5. Patio. A patio of suitable material, having a minimum area of 160 square feet, shall be installed as part of each mobile home lot prior to occupancy of the unit. The patio shall satisfy the requirement for usable open space so long as it has a minimum dimension of six feet.

6. Tenant Storage. A minimum of 75 cubic feet general storage locker shall be provided for each mobile home space. Storage lockers may be located on the mobile home lot or in locker compounds located within close proximity of the mobile home lot being served.

7. Internal Access Roads. Internal access roads shall be paved to a width of not less than 25 feet.

a. Internal access roads of less than 25 feet may be permitted when mobile home or orientation is toward interior open space.

b. Internal access roads shall be 33 feet in width if car parking is permitted on one side, and 41 feet in width if car parking is permitted on both sides.

c. Widths shall be measured from the face of curbs on standard curb construction and from the back of the curb on rolled curb construction.

8. Parking. Each mobile home space shall accommodate a minimum of one parking space; the park shall provide an additional 0.5 spaces per pad.

9. Sanitary Sewer. Each mobile home space shall be provided with a connection to a City sewer line, either directly or indirectly.

10. Utility Service. All utility service within a mobile home park shall be underground.

11. Recreation Open Space. There shall be provided park and recreation areas:

a. A minimum of 200 square feet of usable area per unit shall be provided in a combination of indoor and outdoor community recreation and service facilities.

b. Indoor facilities shall be provided at a minimum of 50 square feet per unit for the first 150 units, and 10 square feet for each additional unit.

i. A minimum of one parking space for every 500 square feet of indoor area, and one space for every 2,000 square feet of outdoor area shall be provided.

12. Management Office. Each mobile home park shall maintain an on-site manager. If provided as a management office, at least two parking spaces shall be provided for such office.

13. Suitable central facilities shall be provided for mail distribution.

14. No accessory building shall be constructed as a permanent part of the mobile home.

15. Refuse disposal shall be by central collection containers located behind decorative screens.

16. On-Site Landscaping. In the design of the mobile home park, the developer shall make every effort to retain existing trees. No less than 20 percent of each mobile home space shall be landscaped with plant materials, including at least one tree at least eight feet in height with a trunk diameter of at least one inch measured one foot above ground level. Tree selection shall be a part of the landscape plan review.

17. All accessory structures, including but not limited to carports, storage lockers, recreation and management buildings, and cabanas, shall be of a consistent design theme and shall be subject to the design review process.

18. Except in mobile homes existing as of July 1, 2004, no air conditioning or cooling apparatus shall be permitted above the roof line of any mobile home.

19. Storage Areas. Areas for the storage of camping trailers, boats, recreational vehicles, campers, and other such vehicles and recreational equipment shall be provided at the minimum ratio of 50 square feet of land for each mobile home space or lot. Such area shall be constructed of a dust-free, all-weather surface and shall be enclosed by a six-foot, sight-obscuring decorative fence and gate.

20. No mobile home shall be hauled to or stored within a mobile home park unless it is properly erected on a site approved for such use. (Ord. 1111, 2018)