40.260.140    Manufactured Home Parks – Standards and Requirements

A.    Use.

    A manufactured home park may be placed or located on any parcel of land in any multifamily (R-12, R-18, R-22, R-30, R-43, OR-15, OR-18, OR-22, OR-30 and OR-43) district upon approval of the responsible official, and provided such manufactured home park is for residential use only. A recreational vehicle (camper, camp trailer, recreational coach, park models, and similar uses) may be placed in a manufactured home park provided the unit has an applicable Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) tag for the use. Normal accessories for manufactured homes, such as awnings, patios, carports, ramadas, cabanas, or storage buildings, shall be allowed.

(Amended: Ord. 2018-10-02)

B.    Criteria for Locating a Manufactured Home Park.

    The following criteria must be taken into consideration in the establishment of manufactured home parks:

1.    Adequate buffering or screening may be required in order to make the manufactured home park compatible with adjacent surrounding residential uses. Buffering and screening shall be required when such parks abut commercial and industrial zones.

2.    Manufactured home parks should not be located within areas less than five (5) acres nor more than fifty (50) acres in area, unless it is demonstrated to the responsible official that lesser or greater concentration of the use would be compatible with the surrounding property and its use, and that such variation is in the interest of the public health, safety and general welfare.

3.    The park must have its primary direct access to a county or public road, which shall have a minimum right-of-way of sixty (60) feet, as shown on the master plan.

(Amended: Ord. 2018-10-02)

C.    Manufactured Home Space Requirements.

1.    Coverage. A manufactured home and all accessory structures shall not occupy more than fifty percent (50%) of the area of the manufactured home space.

2.    Density. Manufactured homes shall not exceed the density of the zoning district. Density shall be calculated on the gross area of the park.

3.    Setbacks. No manufactured home or accessory thereto shall be located any closer than twenty-five (25) feet from a park property line abutting on a public street or road, five (5) feet from all other park property lines and five (5) feet from any such areas as a park street, a common parking area, or a common walkway.

4.    Spacing. A manufactured home shall be separated from an adjacent manufactured home by a minimum of ten (10) feet.

5.    Overnight Spaces. Not more than five percent (5%) of the total manufactured home park area may be used to accommodate persons wishing to park their manufactured home or camping vehicles overnight.

6.    Parking. Two (2) off-street parking spaces shall be provided for each manufactured home space, either on the space or within one hundred (100) feet thereof, in the manufactured home park. Each parking space shall not be less than nine (9) by twenty (20) feet in size.

(Amended: Ord. 2018-10-02)

D.    Manufactured Home Park Requirements.

1.    Park Streets and Walkways.

a.    Park Streets. A park street shall connect each manufactured home space to a public road. The park street shall be a minimum of thirty (30) feet in width, with a paved surface width of at least twenty-four (24) feet.

b.    Walkways. Walkways of not less than forty-four (44) inches in width shall be provided from each manufactured home space to any service building, recreation area, and parking area.

c.    Paving. Park streets shall be paved with crushed rock base asphalt or concrete surfacing.

2.    Buffering or Screening. Buffering or screening, if required to make the manufactured home park compatible with its adjacent surrounding uses, shall be a sight-obscuring fence, wall, evergreen, or other suitable planting. Where walls or fences are required along boundaries or public roads, the walls or fences shall be set back from the property lines to conform with setbacks for structures in the basic zone. Evergreen planting shall not be less than five (5) feet in height, and shall be maintained in a healthy living condition for the life of the manufactured home park. All walls and fences shall be a minimum of five (5) feet in height and shall be approved by the responsible official.

3.    Landscaping. There shall be landscaping provided within the front and side setback areas and all open areas in the manufactured home park not otherwise used.

4.    Signs. Signs shall comply with the provisions of Chapter 40.310, specifically Section 40.310.010(I).

5.    Recreational Area. A recreational area shall be a contiguous, improved area, and be suitably maintained for recreational purposes. Such land shall be determined on a gross area basis. The amount of land to be established as recreational shall be determined by dividing the number of dwelling units into the gross development area. The following minimum areas shall be required:

Dwelling Units per Gross Acre

Recreational Area Required

5 to 6


7 to 9


10 to 11


12 and over


6.    Accessories. Structures located on a manufactured home space, in addition to the manufactured home, shall be limited to the normal accessories, as set forth under Section 40.260.140(A). No other structural additions shall be built onto or become part of any manufactured home, and no manufactured home shall support any building in any manner.

7.    Manufactured Home Pads. Pads, stands, strips or rails adequate for the support of the manufactured home shall be installed.

8.    Manufactured Home Skirting. All manufactured homes within the manufactured home park shall be skirted on their lower perimeter by fire-resistant siding, if occupied for a period of more than ninety (90) days.

(Amended: Ord. 2009-03-02; Ord. 2018-10-02)

E.    Manufactured Home Park Approval Criteria – Responsible Official Approval.

    Manufactured home parks may be permitted in any multifamily district upon site plan approval by the responsible official. The responsible official shall find that the internal design proposed shall separate traffic pattern from outdoor living or recreational areas, and will group the service facilities (such as the laundry and service buildings). Further, such approval shall be in the best interest of the public health, safety and general welfare. No manufactured home park shall be constructed without first obtaining site plan approval from the responsible official.

(Amended: Ord. 2018-10-02)

F.    Manufactured Home Park Site Plan Submittal Requirements. In addition to the submittal requirements for site plan review, an application for a new manufactured home park shall include a plot plan of the proposed park.

(Amended: Ord. 2018-10-02)