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Repairable Manufactured Homes Saved for the Wrecking Ball

December 23rd, 2013 Comments off

The manufactured homes in Marina Park manufactured housing community (MHC) in Newport Beach, California were bought by the city for $35,000 each in 2007 as the result of a settlement agreement after the MHC closed. Set to become a public park, the city had awarded a $405,000 contract to a demolition company to dispose of as needed when Amber Monte of Investment Property Group, owner of 70 MHCs in the western U. S. agreed to buy 30 of the remaining 60 homes. “They were all in decent condition, and they’re totally movable,” she noted to MHProNews. Abe Arrigotti, president of Sierra Corporate Management, which owns 35 MHCs, according to, bought 17 of the homes to relocate. Eleven others were deemed unsound structurally and will be demolished.

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City Council Votes to Refuse Conversion

July 22nd, 2013 Comments off

The Costa Mesa (Calif.) City Council voted 4-0 to deny changing the Rolling Homes manufactured housing community from general commercial to high-density residential for the development of a 208-unit apartment complex. An amendment to the city’s General Plan would be needed to change the 55-site community of seniors, who said they were never notified by anyone of plans to possibly close the community. Pat Helgeson, a representative for would-be developer Province Group, says the community’s land is in escrow and will be sold. He notes the property is currently worth $478,000, but says with the apartment complex the value would be $50 million. As dailypilot informs MHProNews, Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer says the city cannot force Rolling Homes to close, and that conversion is a “long, arduous process.”

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MHC Residents Seek Closure Ordinance

March 15th, 2013 Comments off

The dailypilot informs MHProNews from Costa Mesa, Calif., just south of Los Angeles, a number of MHCs, especially those with a view of the ocean, may be on the verge of conversion to condominiums or other types of development. The Golden State Manufactured-Home Owners League (GSMOL) has been meeting with residents of some of the 18 MHCs in Costa Mesa seeking support to encourage city council to pass an ordinance governing the closure of MHCs. A measure was approved by the planning commission about ten years ago but failed to pass the city council. That initiative began following the closing of two MHCs in which some of the residents allegedly faced an uncertain future when they did not receive fair compensation.

(Photo credit: Christopher Weddle/centredailytimes–MHC emptying out)