Chapter 17.36


17.36.010    Purpose.

17.36.020    Essential use.

17.36.030    Primary permitted uses.

17.36.040    Secondary permitted uses.

17.36.050    Conditional uses.

17.36.060    Area and dimensional requirements.

17.36.070    General regulations.

17.36.080    Off-street parking.

17.36.010 Purpose.

The manufactured home park use district provides for a residential living environment for owners of manufactured homes located in manufactured home parks. The district further provides protection against hazards, objectionable influences, building congestion, and lack of light, air and privacy. Certain essential and compatible public service facilities and institutions are permitted in this district. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.36.020 Essential use.

The essential use of the manufactured home park use district is the accommodation of manufactured home parks which are licensed for the placement of individual residential manufactured homes within the approved park boundaries. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.36.030 Primary permitted uses.

Primary permitted uses of this district are:

A. Manufactured homes;

B. Community recreation facilities;

C. Clubhouses;

D. Park offices;

E. Laundry rooms;

F. Storage and similar facilities for use of manufactured home park residents only;

G. Minor utility facilities;

H. Adult family home;

I. Family day care home;

J. Mini-day care centers;

K. Growing fruits, vegetables, grains, flowers, and field crops;

L. Wireless communication facilities – co-location with an existing facility (co-location is allowed on towers that were existing prior to adoption of Ordinance No. 6-19) subject to Chapter 17.16 WRMC. [Ord. 14-19 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019; Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.36.040 Secondary permitted uses.

Secondary permitted uses within this district are accessory uses and structures incidental to the convenience needs within the park and related to conformance with the city building code and placed upon the individual site in accordance with the dimensional requirements of this district. The following uses are permitted in a manufactured home district in conjunction with WRMC 17.36.030:

A. Bed and breakfast operations (single-family residence providing lodging for guests and travelers). The guest operation shall not use more than 50 percent of the floor area of the residence.

B. Each dwelling is allowed the keeping of small domestic animals over the age of six months and is limited to no more than two.

C. Small-scale home occupation, subject to WRMC 17.54.047. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 13-08 § 1, 2008; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.36.050 Conditional uses.

Uses permitted upon issuance of a special permit as provided in Chapter 17.66 WRMC, are:

A. Churches and similar places of worship where off-street parking is not provided;

B. Recreation buildings or areas operated by membership clubs for the benefit of members and not for gain;

C. High schools, colleges, universities, schools not otherwise defined, public libraries, and municipal office buildings;

D. Cemeteries, recreation camps, or hospitals;

E. Private nursery schools;

F. Philanthropic or charitable institutions;

G. Major utility facilities, subject to WRMC 17.54.452;

H. Large-scale home occupation, subject to WRMC 17.54.048;

I. Convents, monasteries, and other religious institutions;

J. Residential care facility;

K. Day care centers. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 13-08 § 1, 2008; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.36.060 Area and dimensional requirements.

The area and dimensional requirements of this district are:

A. Yard Setbacks.

1. Existing Parks.

a. Manufactured home parks established prior to the effective date of the ordinance codified in this title shall continue to be governed by all standards relating to density, setbacks, landscaping and off-street parking in effect at the time they were approved.

b. Placement of new accessory structures and manufactured homes, either standard or nonstandard, in these parks shall be governed by the setback standards in effect when the park was approved, unless two or more manufactured homes are proposed to be installed adjacent to each other under the flexible setback option set forth in subsection (A)(3) of this section.

c. An existing manufactured home park may be enlarged, provided the proposed enlargement meets the standards set forth in subsection (A)(2) or (A)(3) of this section.

d. All new placements of manufactured homes supported by piers shall be fully skirted.

2. New Parks.

a. A manufactured home park shall be at least five acres in area.

b. Residential densities in a manufactured park shall be as follows:

i. Minimum of 15 feet of separation maintained between all homes on the site, unless the flexible setback option set forth in subsection (A)(3) of this section is used.

ii. Accessory structures shall be located no closer than:

(A) Ten feet to homes on adjacent spaces, unless constructed of noncombustible materials, in which case the minimum setback shall be five feet;

(B) Five feet, with one-hour fire walls, to accessory structures on adjacent spaces and accessory structures on the same space;

(C) Ten feet to home on the same individual lot, except a carport may be attached to the home, the separation may be waived when accessory structures or garages are constructed of noncombustible materials.

c. No home or accessory building shall be closer than 20 feet to any park boundary or street right-of-way, nor closer than 10 feet to an interior private street.

d. Combustible attachments such as entry landing and steps may intrude a maximum of four feet into the separation distance. This combustible attachment shall not exceed 25 percent of the length of the structure dimension. The facing structures may not have combustible attachments that are parallel or overlapping.

3. Alternative Design Standards.

a. Building separation requirements or setbacks between manufactured/mobile homes and accessory structures on adjacent spaces may be modified, provided:

i. Less than 15 feet separation, homes must have one-hour fire walls on the facing walls.

ii. Six feet or less separation, homes must meet the same requirements as common walls.

iii. The common walls must meet the fire protection standards set forth in the Uniform Building Code and the standards set forth in the Uniform Fire Code for duplexes, multifamily and condominium developments, and:

(A) Rental agreement clauses, bylaws, or other legal mechanisms shall stipulate maintenance responsibilities for structures, fences, and yards.

iv. Private streets may be used with a minimum driving surface of 22 feet in width, provided:

(A) The streets comply in all other respects with the road standards;

(B) All required parking is located off-street;

(C) Such streets shall not:

(1) Directly connect two or more points of vehicular access to the park;

(2) Serve over 100 dwelling units within the park.

v. No home or accessory building shall be closer than 20 feet to any park boundary or street right-of-way, nor closer than 10 feet to an interior private street. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.36.070 General regulations.

For provisions on general regulations, see Chapter 17.54 WRMC. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.36.080 Off-street parking.

A minimum of two off-street parking spaces shall be provided for each manufactured home site. The parking spaces, each 180 square feet in area (nine feet by 20 feet), shall be located within each individual manufactured home site area. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].