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Garden Homes Continues to Push for MH Development OK

September 20th, 2013 Comments off

Updating a story regarding Garden Homes Management Corp. attempts to develop a manufactured home community in Oxford, Connecticut since 2006, a post MHProNews last covered July 3, 2013, a public hearing on the proposal was held Sept. 9 by the Conservation Commission, Inlands Wetland Agency to determine if the development would disrupt 13 acres of wetlands. The proposal has been sidetracked numerous times by court rulings, hearings, appeals, wetlands studies, and professional opinions. While civil engineer and soil scientist presentations projected no harmful affects at the recent hearing, two nearby residents were concerned the development would increase contamination in a neighboring stream and pond. A soil scientist said an environmental engineer confirmed, according to voicesnews.com, the natural biofiltration mechanisms would absorb any contaminants safely. It was determined Garden Homes could designate an area for potentially hazardous waste and debris, and discourage the use of chemicals on lawns. The Conservation Commission voted to continue the hearing Sept. 23.

(Photo credit: Garden Homes Management Corp.)

MH Component Supplier to take over former MH Plant

February 27th, 2013 Comments off

As statesmanjournal informs MHProNews, the Silverton (Ore.) Planning Commission voted to approve an application by Universal Forest Products, Inc. (UFPI) to move into the former Champion Homes’ Redman Housing facility in the city’s industrial park. The wood-product manufacturing plant would consolidate operations now being conducted at nearby Woodburn and McMinnville, and would employ 100 people once the plant is readied for production, likely by the fall. Based in Grand Rapids, Mich., UFPI met with nearby residents and city staff members in Dec. 2012 before submitting its application Jan. 18. The building has sat empty for five years. Universal is a component supplier to the manufactured housing industry.

(Photo credit: Universal Forest Products, Inc.)

Modular Housing Set for Kansas

February 20th, 2013 Comments off

KWCH-TV 12 reports from Anthony, Kan., housing is in such short supply due to the demand for housing from oil field workers tapping into the Mississippi Limestone formation, the Anthony City Commissioners have approved a special use permit to allow six modular units to be sited in the southeast corner of town. The ruling has upset nearby residents who complain the army barracks-style housing will negatively affect their neighborhood. The Register of Deeds in Kingman County in this south central part of the state near the Oklahoma border reports in years past there were about 2,000 requests for property ownership printed each year. Last year that number climbed to 85,000 requests for copies of deeds, as oil and gas companies search for owners of mineral rights. MHProNews has learned the two hotels in town have been booked so solid the last two years that a third hotel has been added and a fourth is being planned.

(Photo credit: Eric Hylden/prairiebizmag–Homark Homes building modular man camp.)

Opposition to Australian MH Development Grows

July 27th, 2012 Comments off

As follow-up to a story we published yesterday, July 25, concerning the development of 251 manufactured homes in Halekulani, near the southeast coast of Australia, express-advocate-wyong reports opposition is increasing as nearby residents rallied outside the site Wednesday. As owners of the property, the Darkinjung Aboriginal Land Council wants to develop the sites on Lake Munmorah north of Sydney with homes ranging from $70,000 to $200,000 to provide affordable housing for the area. Opponents say the development will upset the balance of flora and fauna in the area and destroy the scenic beauty. Another criticism is that the roads are barely adequate to support current traffic, and the local public school is near capacity. MHProNews has learned manufactured housing communities are already established to the north and south of the proposed development. The WYONG Council has agreed to extend the time for public discourse to Aug. 27.

(Photo credit: Sue Graham/express-advocate-wyong)

MH Development Proposed near Sydney, Australia

July 25th, 2012 Comments off

LakesMail from Australia tells MHProNews a proposal to site 251 manufactured homes in Halekulani in New South Wales, southeastern Australia, will be determined by Wyong Shire councillors. The Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council, which owns the two sites proposed for the development on Lake Munmorah north of Sydney, says the project will offer affordable housing as well as tourist accommodations. The northern portion will include 67 home sites, 12 of which will be caravan short-term sites; the southern part will be 184 long-term home sites. The development is bordered on the north and south by manufactured home communities. The exhibition period has been extend to Aug. 27, 2012, for nearby residents to express their concerns.

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