Posts Tagged ‘southwest texas’

City Strives to Govern Manufactured Housing and RV Communities

December 18th, 2013 Comments off

The 18 manufactured housing (MH) and recreational vehicle (RV) communities in San Angelo, Texas, each have different variances and maintenance regulations, and the city wants to establish uniform ordinances in response to the influx of workers drawn by the Eagle Ford Shale oilfield in southwest Texas. Concern resonates among city council members regarding the burden existing community owners may face if they are not already in compliance with zoning. As says, the current ordinance requires communities be at least three acres in size and contain no more than 30 percent RVs, zoning which has not been enforced. Council members have instructed city staff to design proposals that will standardize ordinances governing MH and RV communities, MHProNews has learned.

(Photo credit: Lynn Armitage/–manufactured housing community)

Oil Field Workers Expected

April 2nd, 2013 Comments off

According to gosanangelo, the San Angelo City Council in south central Texas is anticipating the arrival of oil field workers and wants to legally define where the expected RVs will locate. Currently they are allowed in manufactured home communities, but cannot exceed over 30 percent of the units sited there. As MHProNews has learned, the zoning ordinance concerning RVs does not specify regulating this type of living on an extended basis, one of the major issues that will be before the city council.

(Photo credit: oilgasfinancialjournal--Eagle Ford Shale

Modular Housing will Accommodate Oil Field Employees

February 24th, 2012 Comments off

Turquoise Investments of San Antonio, Texas, will be providing modular housing units for oil field workers in west Texas if the Pecos Economic Development Council (PEDC) gets its way. According to CBS7KOSA, Pecos mayor Venetta Seals says people coming to town cannot find a hotel room. The Pecos City Council is set to turn a 28 acre plot that once was an air base into modular housing to accommodate 500 people. The project calls for the city, located in southwest Texas, to sell the land at $4000 an acre. Seals says even if the oil boom ends the city can utilize the infrastructure and transform the property into apartments or a manufactured home community. Bill Wiseman of Turquoise says his company has provided this type of housing for other oil companies.

(Graphic credit: city of Pecos, Texas)