Chapter 17.54
MANUFACTURED HOUSING PARKS1

Sections:

17.54.010    Districts where manufactured housing parks are permitted.

17.54.020    Siting requirements for manufactured housing parks.

17.54.030    Design standards for manufactured housing parks.

17.54.040    Installation requirements for manufactured and/or mobile homes within a manufactured housing park.

17.54.050    Occupancy restrictions.

17.54.060    Manufactured housing park permits.

17.54.070    Inspections.

17.54.080    Manufactured housing park management.

17.54.090    Uninhabitable manufactured and/or mobile homes within a manufactured housing park.

17.54.100    Violations, penalties and enforcement.

17.54.010 Districts where manufactured housing parks are permitted.

Manufactured housing parks are permitted only in the Single-Family Residential (R-L), Multi-Family Residential (R-M) Districts, Special Use District (SUD) and Tourist Accommodations (T-A) District (may not be used as vacation rental). (Ord. 1533 § 6 (Exh. 58) (part), 2017: Ord. 1448 § 6 (Exh. F) (part), 2012).

17.54.020 Siting requirements for manufactured housing parks.

A. Any parcel of property being considered for a manufactured housing park must front on and have direct access to a public road at a minimum of one location. The director of public works may require more than one direct access to a public road where it is determined to be in the best interest of the community;

B. No manufactured housing park shall be developed on any tract of land less than one acre in size. (Ord. 1448 § 6 (Exh. F) (part), 2012).

17.54.030 Design standards for manufactured housing parks.

A. In any manufactured housing park with more than three manufactured and/or mobile homes, no more than fifty percent of the area of the park shall be covered by structures;

B. No manufactured housing park shall include more than fifty manufactured and/or mobile homes;

C. No manufactured housing park shall allow recreational vehicles to be used for seasonal, permanent, or year-round habitation;

D. A manufactured housing park may include one or more community buildings for the use of park residents or to house park administrative offices;

E. Interior Road System.

1. Interior roads within a manufactured housing park shall be privately owned, constructed, and maintained; provided, that the city may require roads that are located such that they could or should be an integral part of the overall circulation pattern to be constructed as public roads meeting city street standards;

2. The director of public works may also require either construction of additional public roads or reservation of public rights-of-way for future roads where necessary to provide adequate circulation;

3. The layout and general development plan for the private road system and associated parking within the manufactured housing park, together with the location and dimension of access intersections with public road rights-of-way shall be approved by the director of public works and the Chelan County Fire District 7 Fire Chief;

4. All public roads within a manufactured housing park shall be constructed in accordance with the city’s street standards;

5. Interior Road Width. Interior roads shall comply with one of the following standards:

a. A minimum width of twenty-eight feet, including an eight-foot-wide parking lane on one side; or

b. A minimum width of twenty feet, supplemented with parking bays providing head-in parking spaces adequate to meet the minimum parking requirements of the manufactured housing park and spaced no more than one hundred fifty feet apart.

6. Streets designed to have one end permanently closed shall be no longer than one hundred fifty feet and shall otherwise conform to the city standards for such streets.

F. Parking. Two spaces per unit shall be required.

1. Each manufactured and/or mobile home space shall include at least one off-street parking space for the exclusive use of the residents of that manufactured and/or mobile home space.

2. Additional required parking spaces shall be directly accessible from the interior roads.

G. All roads, parking lots, and walkways shall be adequately lighted at night. All outdoor lighting shall conform to the city’s standards for outdoor lighting on public and private property, Chapter 17.62, or as amended.

H. All manufactured housing park proposals shall be reviewed by the Chelan County Fire District 7 Fire Chief to assure adequate ingress and egress, internal circulation for emergency vehicles, and the location of fire hydrants.

I. Utilities. All manufactured housing parks shall install domestic water and sanitary sewer systems and fire hydrants, and shall provide for storm and surface water drainage. All such installations shall comply with city standards.

J. Waste Collection and Disposal.

1. Garbage collection is compulsory in the city of Chelan. All manufactured housing parks shall comply with Chapter 8.20 and any other applicable city and state garbage and refuse regulations.

2. The storage, collection and disposal of refuse in the manufactured housing park shall be conducted so as to prevent health hazards, rodent harborage, insect breeding areas, accidents, fire hazards and air pollution.

3. Garbage containers shall be adequate in size and number to serve the needs of the manufactured housing park, and no manufactured and/or mobile home space shall be located more than one hundred fifty feet from a garbage container.

4. Garbage containers shall be screened with a view-obscuring fence or hedge.

K. Spacing of manufactured and/or mobile homes and accessory structures shall be as follows:

1. There shall be a minimum distance of ten feet between manufactured/mobile homes, including any attached structures, such as decks, steps, porches or awnings;

2. There shall be a minimum distance of ten feet between any manufactured and/or mobile home and a detached accessory structure, with the following exception: carports built of nonflammable materials may be located five feet from a manufactured and/or mobile home.

L. Minimum setback distances for manufactured and/or mobile homes and accessory structures shall be as follows:

1. Manufactured and/or mobile homes with direct access to a public road shall meet the setback requirements of the zoning district in which the manufactured housing park is located;

2. Front setback from manufactured housing park interior road: twenty-five feet;

3. Side setback from manufactured housing park interior road: ten feet;

4. Setback from any required perimeter buffer: five feet;

5. There shall be a minimum of five feet between the front, sides and back of a manufactured and/or mobile home (including any attached structures, such as decks, steps, porches or awnings) or accessory structure and the boundary of the manufactured and/or mobile home space.

M. Landscape and Buffer Requirements.

1. A minimum ten-foot Type B (“filtered screen”) landscaped buffer shall be required around the perimeter of the park.

2. A minimum ten-foot Type C (“landscaping screen”) landscaped buffer shall be required along the edges of all interior roads, and shall be included in the required twenty-five-foot front setback.

3. A permanent irrigation system shall be installed to ensure adequate health of the landscaping in all required buffers.

4. Suitable ground cover shall be required in all areas except those covered by structures, by paved or surfaced areas and by planting beds, and except any undisturbed natural areas, such as ravines and streams that are preserved in their natural state. Low-water-use ground covers are encouraged.

N. Common Open Space.

1. No less than ten percent of the total area of a manufactured housing park shall be dedicated to common open space for the use of park residents;

2. Every manufactured housing park shall contain at least two thousand five hundred square feet of continuous open space per acre of park size;

3. The minimum common open space must be accessible to all residents;

4. Common open space shall be planted with lawn, landscaped, or surfaced for recreational use (e.g., paths, walkways, play areas);

5. Common open space shall be suitable for active or passive recreational use;

6. Common open space shall not include natural areas protected by ordinance;

7. Not more than fifty percent of common open space may include landscaped buffers;

8. Not more than fifty percent of common open space may be paved.

O. Storage.

1. Manufactured housing parks are subject to the city of Chelan’s nuisance regulations, Chapter 8.26, or as amended, and all other applicable regulations regarding outdoor storage.

2. One or more storage areas may be provided for residents’ use. Any outdoor storage area must be surfaced and enclosed by a six-foot fence or Type A landscaping.

3. Any boat, boat trailer, or recreational vehicle parked within the manufactured housing park shall be placed in a storage area. (Ord. 1448 § 6 (Exh. F) (part), 2012).

17.54.040 Installation requirements for manufactured and/or mobile homes within a manufactured housing park.

A. Installation of a manufactured and/or mobile home in a manufactured housing park requires a city of Chelan manufactured home installation permit.

B. Manufactured Homes. Each manufactured home placed within a manufactured housing park shall:

1. Be certified as approved as a manufactured home by the State Department of Labor and Industries as evidenced by the attachment of the department’s “gold” seal. Single-wide manufactured homes are allowed in manufactured housing parks;

2. Be no more than three years old, with the following exceptions:

a. No age limitation shall apply to manufactured homes placed in manufactured housing parks that were legally in existence before June 12, 2008.

b. A manufactured home may be moved to any manufactured housing park if the park in which said manufactured home was located is closed or converted to another use, or as may otherwise be provided by state law;

3. Be placed on and securely attached to a permanent, HUD-compliant foundation as specified by the manufacturer of the manufactured home, and otherwise meet all manufacturers’ specifications for support. The gap from the bottom of the home to the ground, around the entire perimeter of the house, shall be enclosed. The design and construction of the foundation and any other enclosure must be approved by the Chelan building official and meet applicable building code requirements;

4. Be thermally equivalent to the state energy code;

5. Have all appropriate seals affixed to the outer skin as required by the State Department of Labor and Industries;

6. Be installed in accordance with Chapter 43.22A RCW, Mobile and manufactured home installation.

C. Mobile Homes.

1. Mobile homes may be placed only in manufactured housing parks that were legally in existence before June 12, 2008, with the following exception: a mobile home may be moved to any manufactured housing park if the park in which said mobile home was located is closed or converted to another use, or as otherwise provided by state law.

2. Each mobile home placed within a manufactured housing park shall:

a. Be secured to the ground in a manner approved by the Chelan building official, and skirted with weather-resistant, noncombustible material compatible with the exterior finish of the mobile home.

b. Maintain a minimum of eighteen inches crawl space under the entire mobile home.

c. Have permanent steps for all exits. Attached steps must meet Washington State Department of Labor and Industries standards; detached steps must meet Chelan building department standards.

d. Have all appropriate seals affixed to the outer skin as required by the State Department of Labor and Industries.

D. In addition to the specific requirements for manufactured homes and for mobile homes, above, each manufactured and/or mobile home placed in a manufactured housing park shall:

1. Be placed on a manufactured and/or mobile home space according to a pre-submitted and approved plot plan as described on the permit;

2. Be provided with a manufactured and/or mobile home pad of sufficient size to accommodate the manufactured and/or mobile home and any attached accessory structure(s). Manufactured and/or mobile home pad surfacing shall be approved by the Chelan building official as appropriate for the specific unit and the manner in which it is secured;

3. Be served by a water supply and sewer disposal system meeting the established city requirements;

4. Have all running gear including axles removed, if any;

5. Have the tongue removed, if applicable.

E. Each manufactured and/or mobile home placed on a manufactured and/or mobile home space in a manufactured housing park may:

1. Have accessory structures normal for manufactured and/or mobile homes, such as an awning, carport, deck or porch, steps, and storage facilities; provided, that:

a. All detached structures must be permitted and inspected by the city building official; and

b. All attached and/or structural modifications to any unit must be certified and provided with the appropriate Washington State Department of Labor and Industries “seal”; and

c. No more than one carport and one storage facility will be allowed on any space. (Ord. 1448 § 6 (Exh. F) (part), 2012).

17.54.050 Occupancy restrictions.

A manufactured and/or mobile home shall not be occupied for dwelling purposes unless it and the manufactured housing park meet all applicable city and state requirements. (Ord. 1448 § 6 (Exh. F) (part), 2012).

17.54.060 Manufactured housing park permits.

A. Plan Submittal Requirements.

1. All applications for manufactured housing parks shall be accompanied by scale drawings at a scale of not less than one hundred feet to the inch, including, at a minimum:

a. A detailed site plan;

b. A grading, drainage, utility, and lighting plan, including topographic contours with an interval of not less than two feet;

c. A landscape buffer plan;

2. The city shall reserve the right to refuse to examine any incomplete, unintelligible, or indefinite drawings;

3. The required scale drawings shall include the location and, where applicable, dimensions of all buildings, manufactured and/or mobile home spaces, water, electric, and sewage lines; community trash containers, fire hydrants, roads, entrances, and exits; proposed drainage, lighting, signs, boundary of the site, perimeter buffer, common open space; storage areas; and any proposed public dedications.

B. Permits for the installation of manufactured and/or mobile homes within a manufactured housing park shall be issued by the city building official upon submittal of an application form prescribed by the department together with appropriate supporting documents demonstrating compliance with this chapter.

C. Alterations. All alterations of and additions to a manufactured and/or mobile home require:

1. A city of Chelan building permit be obtained, as administered by the building official;

2. Written evidence of approval of the alteration/addition from the State Department of Labor and Industries, as required by Chapter 43.22 RCW and Chapter 296-150M WAC, now and hereafter amended. (Ord. 1448 § 6 (Exh. F) (part), 2012).

17.54.070 Inspections.

A. Each manufactured and/or mobile home approved for placement in an established manufactured housing park shall be subject to the following inspections:

1. Footings and foundations prior to placement of the manufactured and/or mobile home;

2. Tie-downs, if any, prior to installation of outer covering between manufactured/mobile home and ground;

3. Steps and the outer covering between the manufactured and/or mobile home and the ground.

B. The permittee shall give the Chelan building official notice when the premises are ready for inspection and shall not proceed further until approval has been given by the official pursuant to each inspection. (Ord. 1448 § 6 (Exh. F) (part), 2012).

17.54.080 Manufactured housing park management.

A. The landlord, as defined in Chapter 59.20 RCW, shall comply with all sections of Chapter 59.20 RCW.

B. The landlord must designate a local agent who resides in Chelan County to act as property manager if the owner’s primary residence is outside of Chelan County. (Ord. 1448 § 6 (Exh. F) (part), 2012).

17.54.090 Uninhabitable manufactured and/or mobile homes within a manufactured housing park.

The city may require removal of any manufactured/mobile home for which a court or arbitrator has authorized the termination of the tenancy under RCW 59.20.230, or any that has sustained fire, flood, or other damage rendering it uninhabitable. (Ord. 1448 § 6 (Exh. F) (part), 2012).

17.54.100 Violations, penalties and enforcement.

A. Placement of a manufactured and/or mobile home without all applicable permits or contrary to the provisions of a permit or in violation of this chapter.

B. Each day’s occupancy of a manufactured and/or mobile home placed without all applicable permits or contrary to the provisions of a permit shall constitute a separate violation.

C. Except as otherwise expressly provided, any violation of this chapter shall be enforced according to the uniform procedures set out in Chapter 2.80. (Ord. 1502 § 4 (Exh. R), 2015: Ord. 1448 § 6 (Exh. F) (part), 2012).


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Prior legislation: Ords. 314, 544 and 1061.