Chapter 17.92


17.92.010    Purpose.

17.92.020    Uses permitted.

17.92.030    Lot area.

17.92.040    Setbacks.

17.92.050    Building height.

17.92.060    Dwelling unit size.

17.92.070    Off-street parking.

17.92.080    Fences, walls, and hedges.

17.92.090    Signs.

17.92.100    Permits and fees.

17.92.110    Procedure.

17.92.120    Site development standards.

17.92.010 Purpose.

A. The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the development of an area of not less than 10 acres to accommodate and allow mobilehomes situated on individually owned lots.

B. Mobilehome community developments are intended to provide for flexibility in the design of residential properties to promote a more desirable living environment and encourage:

1. A creative approach to land development;

2. An efficient use of the land;

3. Community open space and amenities for recreational and visual enjoyment.

C. The provisions in this chapter are not intended to increase overall density of the development above that permitted in the R-1 Single-Family District nor is it intended to encourage mobilehomes and other types of residential structures to be intermingled in the same area. [Ord. 772 § 17.32.010, 1986. Code 1987 § 17.32.010].

17.92.020 Uses permitted.

Only the following uses are permitted in the Mobilehome Community District:

A. One independent mobilehome per lot;

B. Accessory structures or uses pertinent only to the mobilehome, such as a carport or garage, cabana, ramada, patio, utility or storage room, storage of camp and boat trailers, or swimming pool;

C. Recreation buildings and outdoor recreation facilities subject to approval of the Planning Commission and the City Council and for the primary use of homeowners within the development; golf course facilities may be open to the public;

D. Submit to the approval of the Community Development Director one temporary sales office, utilizing a model mobilehome structure or specially designed mobile office structure for a period of three years, or until all such lots contained within that subdivision are initially sold, whichever occurs first;

E. No other mobilehome, camper, camp trailer, or camp car is to be used for habitation on any lot. Toward this end, utilities shall at no time be connected to any of the above-mentioned vehicles. [Ord. 772 § 17.32.020, 1986. Code 1987 § 17.32.020].

17.92.030 Lot area.

The minimum area for each mobilehome lot shall not be less than 3,600 square feet. [Ord. 772 § 17.32.030, 1986. Code 1987 § 17.32.030].

17.92.040 Setbacks.

The following minimum setbacks shall apply to all structures within the Mobilehome Community District:

A. Front Yard.

1. Main dwelling unit: 20 feet.

2. Accessory structures: 20 feet.

B. Side Yard.

1. Main dwelling unit: five feet.

2. Accessory structures: five feet. Eaves, sills, cornices and other similar architectural features may project into side yard setbacks. In no case, however, is any part of any structure to extend closer than three feet from the property line.

C. Rear Yard.

1. Main dwelling unit: five feet.

2. Accessory structures: May be erected in the rear yard setback provided the construction complies with the fire wall requirements of the Uniform Building Code and all roof drainage is onto the property upon which the building is located. [Ord. 772 § 17.32.040, 1986. Code 1987 § 17.32.040].

17.92.050 Building height.

The following maximum building heights shall apply to all structures in the Mobilehome Community District:

A. Main dwelling unit: 30 feet.

B. Accessory structures: 18 feet or one story.

C. Recreation buildings: 30 feet. [Ord. 772 § 17.32.050, 1986. Code 1987 § 17.32.050].

17.92.060 Dwelling unit size.

The minimum dwelling unit size shall be 620 square feet. [Ord. 772 § 17.32.060, 1986. Code 1987 § 17.32.060].

17.92.070 Off-street parking.

Off-street parking in the Mobilehome Community District shall be as follows:

A. Two spaces for each mobilehome unit with a minimum improvement of concrete surface parking provided may be tandem; a roof covering shall be installed at such time as the mobilehome is installed on the lot, over a minimum of one of these spaces.

B. Covered off-street parking shall not be located in the front yard setback area or within 20 feet of the front property line or in the side yard setback.

C. Each off-street parking space shall not be less than 10 feet in width and not less than 20 feet in length and such space shall not be used for any other purpose which would prevent automobile parking.

D. In addition to the above, one recreational vehicle space measuring 10 feet in width and 30 feet in length shall be provided for each 10 units. [Ord. 772 § 17.32.070, 1986. Code 1987 § 17.32.070].

17.92.080 Fences, walls, and hedges.

Fences, walls, hedges or a combination thereof shall be required for installation on each lot within this district subject to the following provisions:

A. Location. Fences, walls, hedges or any combination thereof shall be erected along the perimeter boundary of each mobilehome lot, lots containing recreation facilities and mobilehome subdivision boundary.

B. Height. Fences, walls, hedges or a combination thereof shall not be less than five feet in height nor more than six feet six inches in height within or along each side or rear yard of a mobilehome lot. The height shall be reduced to three feet within or along the required front yard depth. The height of any mobilehome subdivision perimeter facing shall not be less than six feet in height except where lesser height is required for sight vision purposes.

C. Materials Permitted. Fencing materials shall be limited as follows:

1. Solid fencing shall consist of concrete masonry units, slumpstone, stucco or wood. Mobilehome subdivision exterior walls shall be of decorator masonry only.

2. Decorator wrought iron fencing to include combination with masonry columns may be used for individual lots; landscaping shall be planted abutting such fencing.

3. Chain link fencing may be used for individual lots only when in combination with landscape materials. Landscape plans shall be subject to review and approval of the Community Development Director or his designee. [Ord. 831 § 1, 1988; Ord. 772 § 17.32.080, 1986. Code 1987 § 17.32.080].

17.92.090 Signs.

Signs are permitted only as follows:

A. One nameplate, unlighted and not exceeding one and one-half square feet in area, per lot;

B. One sign, not to exceed six square feet in area, pertaining to the sale or lease of property on which such sign is located;

C. Golf course facilities may be permitted a separate sign not exceeding 12 square feet in area, plus. [Ord. 772 § 17.32.090, 1986. Code 1987 § 17.32.090].

17.92.100 Permits and fees.

Mobilehomes situated on individual lots shall be subject to the following permits and fees:

A. Fees required by the fee schedule of the Uniform Building Code as adopted by the City or the State laws applicable to mobilehomes, or other fees as adopted by resolution of the City Council.

B. An annual permit shall be issued by the Building Inspector for each mobilehome located on an individual lot. Such annual permit fee shall be as established by resolution of the City Council and shall be in addition to any other fees required by law. [Ord. 772 § 17.32.100, 1986. Code 1987 § 17.32.100].

17.92.110 Procedure.

All proposed mobilehome community developments shall be established in accordance with the provisions of the General Plan and the following procedure:

A. A zone change application must be filed by the applicants in accordance with the provisions of this title.

B. Upon receiving such application, the matter shall be set for public hearing; provided, that the petition for such zone change is signed by not less than 25 percent of the property owners who own land in the area proposed to be changed.

C. The application for such zone change shall include the following:

1. A map of the area showing the proposed development and showing approximate dimensions of all lots;

2. All streets with width of all streets shown and a statement indicating the existing condition of such streets;

3. All utilities existing and proposed;

4. A signed statement from not less than 25 percent of the property owners to the effect that the improvements required will be installed within two years.

D. Planning Commission Action. If the Planning Commission determines that the area is suitable for such use (MCD) and is satisfied that the improvements required as set forth in this chapter will be installed, the Planning Commission shall forward its recommendations to the City Council. The City Council shall set the matter for public hearing.

E. Reversionary Clause. If in the event the improvements as required in this chapter are not installed within two years, the area zoned shall automatically revert to its former zone classification. [Ord. 772 § 17.32.110, 1986. Code 1987 § 17.32.110].

17.92.120 Site development standards.

The following standards of development shall apply to mobilehome planned development:

A. Map Required. No real property shall be used unless a subdivision map pursuant to the provisions of the subdivision ordinance and this chapter is approved.

B. Minimum Site Area. The minimum site that may be developed for a mobilehome planned development shall be 10 acres gross. Additional sites of lesser area may be subdivided if they are an addition to and an integral part of the initial development.

C. Minimum Lot Size. Minimum lot size shall be 3,600 square feet, with a minimum frontage of not less than 40 feet; except that lots fronting on cul-de-sacs or knuckles may have a minimum frontage not less than 20 feet; provided, that at the setback line the width shall be at least 40 feet, measured along a line parallel with the cord of the arc forming the front yard boundary line. The minimum depth of any lot shall be 80 feet.

D. Recreational Area. Recreational area shall be provided as follows:

1. A minimum of 500 square feet for each residential lot in the subdivision shall be developed into usable community recreation area. The combined square footage of community recreation area and residential lot area, not including street rights-of-way, shall total not less than 6,000 square feet for each residential lot in the subdivision. In no event shall the community recreation area for any subdivision total less than two acres.

2. The recreation areas shall be designated on the subdivision map and shall be entirely within the subdivision development.

E. Reserved.

F. Recreation Facilities. Community recreation facilities such as community meeting halls or clubhouses, swimming pools, shuffle board courts, etc. (as contrasted to open space, e.g., golf courses and play areas), are to be encouraged and the area occupied by these facilities including the immediate accessory area (e.g., enclosed swimming pool area, walkways and patios around clubhouses, including parking areas exclusively for such facility), may be counted as two square feet for each one square foot of actual area in meeting the requirements set forth in subsection (D)(1) of this section, but in no event shall the community recreation area, including that on which the recreational facilities are located, be less than two acres for any subdivision.

G. Maintenance of Recreational Facilities. Provisions, approved by the Commission, shall be required for the continued maintenance and operation of the recreational facilities, by the granting of an undivided interest in the recreation area to each owner of a lot in the subdivision and the formation of a community association or other legal entity which provides for participation by the individual lot owners in the responsibility and cost thereof. The community association shall have the right to place a lien upon the individual lots for all necessary costs and expenses of the association. The association shall have the right to open any facility to the public and charge a fee for the use thereof to defray maintenance and operating costs, providing such use does not unduly interfere with the use of lot owners, and that no profit is made from such public use.

H. Streets. Streets within the subdivision shall be privately owned. In addition, the following shall apply:

1. Streets shall be no less than 30 feet in width and a width of 26 feet between curbs, and shall be surfaced with no less than one and one-half inches of asphaltic concrete with three inches of base material, except that, if the native soil is determined to be adequate, the base material may be reduced or eliminated.

2. Concrete rolled curbs or asphaltic concrete curbs with concrete driveway approaches shall be provided.

3. Off-street parking spaces and driveways on individually owned lots shall be paved with concrete.

I. Sewage System. Sewerage lines shall be installed as per City requirements and provisions made to connect each unit thereto. This system shall connect to the City’s main sewerage system, when available, or as the City requires.

J. Maintenance of Streets and Sewers. Provisions for the continued maintenance of the private streets and the sewage collection system by a community association composed of the owners of the lots shall be required as a condition of the subdivision. This association may be, but is not required to be, the same as that required for maintenance of recreational facilities and area. The community association shall have the right to place a lien upon the individual lots for all necessary costs and expense to maintain.

K. Water Lines. Water lines shall be installed as per City requirements and provisions made to connect thereto.

L. Gas and Electric. Natural gas and electrical services shall be installed and provisions made to connect thereto.

M. Underground Utilities. All utilities shall be underground except in areas where overhead distribution lines exist and then all services from the existing line to the mobilehome shall be underground.

N. On-Site Improvements. On-site improvement regulations shall be as follows:

1. Prior to moving a mobilehome onto any lot, a permit shall be obtained from the City Building Inspector. Application for such permit shall include a plot plan showing yard setbacks, building dimensions, and locations.

2. On all lots to be used for residential purposes there shall be a concrete slab or other metal or wood deck containing at least 200 square feet suitable for outdoor patio or work area.

3. All mobilehomes shall be provided with skirts or other suitable structures or foundations which enclose the space between the ground and the floor of the mobilehome, or be low profile, and shall be subject to the approval of the Building Inspector. Skirting shall match other materials and designs on the mobilehome. No certificate of occupancy shall be issued until skirting is installed.

4. A single island for connection of all utilities shall be provided.

5. All mobilehomes shall have roof material that is Class “A” fire retardant, and have an eave and gable overhang of no less than 12 inches, except where a porch, awning, carport and/or patio cover or similar such structures are to be installed.

6. All porches, awnings, carports and/or patio covers or similar such structures shall be architecturally compatible in color and design to the basic mobilehome. Metal awnings used for porch roofing, carports or patio covers shall have a roof color similar to that of the basic home roof. Ends and sides of these structures shall be treated with a fascia board to match the trim used upon the fascia of the mobilehome. Support columns shall be painted to match the trim of the mobilehome as well. To the extent practical, similar slopes or pitches used for the mobilehome roof should be used for the awnings, carports and patio covers.

7. Rooftop equipment must be screened from public view.

8. All air conditioning or other mechanical units shall be located on ground and all ground equipment shall be screened with landscaping.

9. Rock or pea gravel shall be used only to balance landscaping. It shall not be used as predominant landscaping.

O. Other Regulations.

1. No mobilehome community subdivision shall have less than two openings onto public streets or other access points. If it is desired for the sake of security to have but one open entrance, the other may be closed, but shall be provided with crash gates or other facility to provide for entrance of emergency vehicles, such as firefighting equipment, ambulance, and rescue equipment and police vehicles.

2. No mobilehome community subdivision shall be designed to provide access to the lots from a public street, but all lots shall front on the private interior streets.

3. A masonry wall or wood fence with plantings to provide suitable screening shall be installed along all boundaries facing public streets, different mobilehome community subdivision, or other zoning uses. The top of the wall or fence shall be no less than six feet above the level of the adjoining lot in the subdivision, nor four feet above the level of an adjoining lot outside of the subdivision if it is higher. [Ord. 831 § 1, 1988; Ord. 772 § 17.32.120, 1986. Code 1987 § 17.32.120].