Chapter 18.45


18.45.010    General description – Purpose and intent.

18.45.020    Definitions.

18.45.030    Establishment of district.

18.45.040    Establishment of manufactured home subdivision.

18.45.050    Permitted uses.

18.45.060    Uses permitted on review.

18.45.070    Area regulations.

18.45.010 General description – Purpose and intent.

The purpose of this district is to accommodate manufactured home subdivisions as attractive and affordable housing with standards of livability in accord with the goals of health, safety, and welfare consistent and compatible with surrounding land uses and the comprehensive plan for the city. (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 6).

18.45.020 Definitions.

“Manufactured home subdivision” means a parcel of land to be divided into three or more lots of less than five acres each for the purpose of siting thereon three or more manufactured homes to be used as single-family residences on said lots to be owned by the manufactured home owner.

“Manufactured home” means a structure, transportable in one or more sections, which, in the traveling mode, is eight body feet or more in width or 40 body feet or more in length, or, when erected on-site, is 320 or more square feet, and which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities, and includes the plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and electrical systems contained therein.

“Stand” means the area within a lot upon which the manufactured home will be located. The stand must be paved, or made of concrete, or be of a hard-surface, dust-free drained nonerosive surface. The stand shall have permanent water, sewer, power, and utility connections so that the manufactured home may be readily connected to them. (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 6).

18.45.030 Establishment of district.

(1) Applicants seeking to have an R-6 district established shall apply therefor to the senior planner for the city. The application shall include the following:

(a) A survey showing the area of proposed rezoning.

(b) The name and address of the record owners of the property to be rezoned.

(c) The name and address of the owners of all properties immediately adjacent to the property to be rezoned, including those properties separated from the subject property only by a street, road, or alleyway.

(2) The application process shall be as set forth in Chapter 18.215 SCC and Section 15.2-2285 of the Code of Virginia, as amended. (Ord. 2017-03. Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 6).

18.45.040 Establishment of manufactured home subdivision.

Once a subject property has been zoned R-6 hereunder, persons wishing to establish a manufactured home subdivision therein must meet the requirements of SCC Title 17, subject to the other specific requirements set forth herein. (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 6).

18.45.050 Permitted uses.

(1) Manufactured home subdivisions.

(2) Temporary buildings for uses incidental to construction work, which buildings shall be immediately adjacent to said construction work, and which buildings shall be removed upon completion or abandonment of construction.

(3) Transportation and utility easements, alleys, and rights-of-way.

(4) Accessory uses and structures as permitted by Chapter 18.110 SCC.

(5) Signs, as regulated in Chapter 18.140 SCC.

(6) Home occupations as regulated in Chapter 18.150 SCC.

(7) Co-location of telecommunication antenna and related equipment as regulated in SCC 18.185.020(4). (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 6).

18.45.060 Uses permitted on review.

The following uses may be permitted on review by the city council in accordance with provisions contained in Chapter 18.210 SCC:

(1) Churches or similar places of worship, with accessory structures but not including missions or revival tents.

(2) Elementary or high schools, public or private.

(3) Public parks, playgrounds and playfields, and neighborhood and municipal buildings and uses in keeping with the character and requirements of the district.

(4) Libraries, museums, and historical monuments or structures.

(5) Utilities substations.

(6) Plant nursery in which no building or structure is maintained in connection therewith.

(7) Golf courses, or country clubs, with adjoining grounds of not less than 60 acres, but not including miniature courses and driving tees operated for commercial purposes.

(8) Cemeteries.

(9) Social and recreational uses not operated for gain. (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 6).

18.45.070 Area regulations.

(1) Size and Density of Use.

(a) A manufactured home subdivision shall have a minimum area of 10 acres. If the subdivision is to be built in sections, each section shall have a minimum area of 10 acres.

(b) For each manufactured home and building accessory thereto, there shall be a lot area of not less than 8,750 square feet and the lot shall have at least 50 feet frontage on a public street within the subdivision.

(c) For each other use permitted hereunder, other than manufactured homes, the lot area shall be adequate to provide the yard areas required by this chapter, and the off-street parking areas required by Chapter 18.125 SCC; provided, that the lot area for a church shall not be less than 30,000 square feet.

(d) There shall be no more than one dwelling unit on each lot.

(e) A manufactured home subdivision shall abut at least 50 feet on a dedicated public street completed to city specifications.

(f) Dwellings and buildings accessory thereto shall cover not more than 30 percent of the lot area.

(2) Setback and Yard.

(a) A manufactured home shall not be sited closer than 25 feet of the front lot line. The front lot line is that line or lines that abut on a public street.

(b) A manufactured home shall not be sited closer than 15 feet of the rear or side lot lines.

(c) For all other permitted uses, the main building shall be sited no closer than 35 feet of any lot line.

(3) Height Regulation.

(a) No manufactured home shall exceed a height of 20 feet measured from mean ground level.

(b) For other permitted uses, no main building shall exceed 35 feet in height measured from mean ground level.

(c) Accessory buildings shall not exceed 15 feet in height.

(4) Skirting and Anchoring.

(a) All manufactured homes shall be completely skirted, such that no part of the undercarriage shall be visible to a casual observer, and with a durable material with a life expectancy of at least five years.

(b) All manufactured homes must be securely anchored to the stand. The anchorage shall be adequate to withstand wind forces and uplift as required by the Virginia Statewide Building Code, as amended, for buildings and structures, based upon the size and weight of the unit.

(5) Off-Street Parking. All lots in a manufactured home subdivision are required to have two off-street parking spaces. (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 6).