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Missouri County Bans Living in Transitory “Homes”

May 5th, 2014 Comments off

Franklin County (Missouri) Planning Director Scottie Eagen reports her office has been getting complaints of people living in tents, travel trailers and recreational vehicles as their primary residence in an attempt to skirt residency rules. A new ordinance has banned that practice, as cbslocal.com informs MHProNews.com, and violators could be subject to a fine. People had been able to live for 90 days on land zoned “agricultural non-urban,” said Eagen. “ They would live in it for 90 days, move to another lot next to this one, live in it for 90 days, move to another lot.” Manufactured and modular homes are acceptable in this county just southwest of St. Louis, but not the more transient “homes.” ##

(Photo credit: Sunny Oaks manufactured housing community)

Cavco Storage Application Denied

June 14th, 2013 Comments off

MHProNews has learned from the seguingazette in Seguin, TX the planning and zoning commission denied a special use request by Cavco Industries, Inc. for the temporary storage of flatbed trailers used to transport modular homes. According to Keith Alexander of Cavco the trailers were used to transport modular barracks to Fort Hood but they will not be needed for 6-9 months. In voting to deny the application, Planning Director Bill Couch said granting the permit might set a dangerous precedent.

(Photo credit: PRWeb–Fort Sam Houston barracks)

Proposal for Rezoning to Accommodate Manufactured Homes Denied

March 19th, 2013 Comments off

Although Baldwin County’s planning director recommended to the planning and zoning commission and to the county commission that 1.4 acres be re-zoned from single-family to manufactured housing in far south Alabama to permit siting of seven manufactured homes, the county commissioners denied the request. AL.com tells MHProNews a small contingent of Elberta (Ala.) residents—including the manager of an adjacent MHC– opposed the request at the commissioners meeting, citing concerns about drainage, traffic and possible criminal activities. Tucker Dorsey, the Baldwin County Commission Chairman who favored the proposal, took exception to MHCs being characterized as magnets for criminals, noting there are some people who cannot afford traditional homes.

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La Quinta forced to amend affordable housing plan

August 3rd, 2011 Comments off

Location_of_La_Quinta_City,_CA_Image_Courtesy_of_Google_Maps posted MHMSM.com MHProNews.comMyDesert reports a state mandated change compelled the La Quinta City Council to amend its affordable housing plan. The mandate requires construction of 2,585 low-to-moderate-income housing units by 2014, nearly triple what was previously planned. The amendment identifies vacant and underused land where housing can be built to meet Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) allocation mandates. MHProNews.com sees this as a potential opportunity for factory builders to explore how they could tap into forced demand such as exists in La Quinta, CA. Les Johnson, planning director, stated that ensuring the very low to moderate units that can pose problems. Johnson said: “As long as at the end of the day the numbers meet, that’s the ultimate objective.”

(map graphic of La Quinta CA courtesy of Google Maps)