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A. Purpose. The purpose of this section is to encourage the most appropriate use of land for manufactured housing development purposes, to encourage design standards which will create pleasing appearances, to provide sufficient open space for light, air, and recreation, to provide adequate access to manufactured housing sites, and to refer minimum utility service facilities to appropriate City codes.

B. General Provisions.

1. Manufactured housing development may be located or relocated only in R-1-3.5 and R-2 zones.

2. No manufactured housing developments may be located, relocated, or increased in size or number of units within any other zone.

3. No manufactured housing developments may be located within the Historic District Overlay.

4. Manufactured housing developments shall be subject to regulations of this chapter and shall be located only on sites approved for use under the provisions of such chapter. No person shall establish, operate, manage, maintain, alter, or enlarge any manufactured housing development contrary to the provisions of this ordinance.

5. In addition to the requirements of this chapter, all manufactured housing developments shall conform to the regulations of ORS 446, together with such administrative rules as may be adopted from time to time, except where such regulations are exceeded by the requirements of this chapter, in which case the more stringent requirements shall apply.

C. Procedure for Approval. The procedure for approving a manufactured home development is the same as for the Performance Standards Option (Outline Plan and Final Plan), pursuant to chapter 18.3.9.

D. Manufactured Housing Development Design Standards.

1. Minimum Court Size. A manufactured housing development shall occupy a site of not less than one acre in size.

2. Density. The maximum density permitted shall be eight manufactured housing units per acre of developed court area. Manufactured housing which is 14 feet wide or less, or which is less than 800 square feet in size will count as 0.75 units for this calculation.

3. Manufactured Housing Sites or Lots. All manufactured housing sites or lots must be at least 2,000 square feet in size, at least 35 feet wide, and at least 40 feet deep.

4. Lot Coverage. Maximum lot coverage of any individual manufactured housing lot or site shall be 65 percent in the R-2 zone and 55 percent in the R-1-3.5 zone. In addition, the general lot coverage requirements of the parent zone shall also be complied with for the entire project site.

5. Setbacks.

a. Exterior Setbacks. Manufactured housing sites along the exterior boundary of the court shall have the same setbacks as required in the parent zone, and no less than a minimum of five feet from a property boundary line.

b. Interior Front Yard Setbacks. There shall be a front yard on each manufactured home lot or space of at least ten feet.

c. Interior Side and Rear Yard Setbacks. There shall be side or rear yards of at least five feet. There shall be a minimum separation of ten feet between manufactured housing units.

6. Street Standards. Public streets shall comply with the design standards contained in chapter 18.4.6. Private streets shall be a minimum of 20 feet in width, and constructed to the same standards as specified for an alley. A private street may be a dead-end street no more than 300 feet in depth from a higher order road. Adequate turn-around shall be provided according to standards established by the Planning Commission.

7. Sidewalk Standards. Every manufactured housing development shall have a permanent pedestrian walkway at least 48 inches wide connecting all manufactured housing units to public or private streets, common open spaces, parks, and commonly owned buildings and facilities.

8. Utilities. Provisions for electric, water, and sanitary service shall be made in accordance with established City procedures and law, including number, size, quality, and location of fixtures, connections, and facilities. Telephone and electric lines shall be placed underground.

9. Landscaping.

a. All areas of the development not occupied by paved roadways, pathways, parking areas, or not occupied by other facilities shall be landscaped. Areas that contain significant natural vegetation may be left in a natural state, if approved on the final landscaping plans.

b. Manufactured housing developments located in an R-1-3.5 zone shall have 45 percent of the entire site landscaped. Developments located in the R-2 zone shall have 35 percent of the entire site landscaped.

10. Fencing. Fencing shall comply with all fencing requirements as per section

11. Common Open Space. All developments are required to provide a minimum of five percent of the total lot area in common open space.

12. Play Area. If the manufactured housing development accommodates children less than 14 years of age, a separate general play area a minimum of 2,500 square feet in size, or 100 square feet of play area per unit, whichever is greater, shall be provided.

E. Manufactured Housing Unit Standards. All manufactured housing units located in approved manufactured housing developments shall comply with all of the following requirements.

1. Manufactured housing units shall be a minimum of 650 square feet in size.

2. Manufactured housing units shall be at least 12 feet wide.

3. Manufactured housing units shall have the Oregon Department of Commerce “Insignia of Compliance.” The Building Official shall inspect the manufactured housing unit and occupancy shall be approved only if the Building Official has determined that the manufactured housing unit has a valid insignia of compliance and has not deteriorated beyond an acceptable level of compliance.

4. Manufactured housing units shall be placed on permanent foundations, with wheels and hitches removed, be fully skirted or bermed, and shall have no uncovered openings except for vents of sufficient strength to support the loads imposed by the manufactured housing unit, based on accepted engineering design standards, as approved by the Building Official.

5. Manufactured housing units shall be provided with City water, sewer, electricity, telephone, and storm drainage, with easements dedicated where necessary.

6. Manufactured housing units shall comply with the thermal envelope requirements for heat loss required by the building code for single-family detached homes.

7. Manufactured housing units shall have a deck or patio area adjacent to the home. The deck or patio shall be constructed of a permanent material and shall be at least 80 square feet in size, with a minimum width of eight feet in its least dimension.

8. Notwithstanding the above, any manufactured home legally located within the Ashland Urban Growth Boundary prior to July 1, 1990, may be relocated to an approved manufactured home development, subject to a fire and life safety inspection by the Building Official.

F. Storage and Temporary Occupancy of Manufactured Homes.

1. A no-charge permit from the Staff Advisor is required for the storage of any manufactured housing unit on the home premises of the owner for any length of time when not used for living purposes; provided, however, that all units so stored shall abide by the yard requirements for accessory buildings in this chapter.

2. No manufactured housing unit shall be stored on a public street except for temporary maneuvering purposes.

3. For temporary occupancy of a manufactured housing unit, see subsection

G. Nonconforming Manufactured Housing Developments. Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 18.1.4, Nonconforming Situations, manufactured housing development and an individual manufactured housing unit utilized for living purposes on the effective date of this ordinance or of amendments thereto, which do not conform to the regulations of this chapter, shall be deemed to be nonconforming and may be continued, subject to the following regulations:

1. Routine maintenance and repairs may be performed within the manufactured housing development or upon individual manufactured housing units.

2. No nonconforming manufactured housing development shall be enlarged, remodeled, or modernized except in conformance with all requirements of this chapter, except that an area of less than two acres for a development to be enlarged, remodeled, or modernized may be approved through the conditional use permit procedure contained in this ordinance.

3. No manufactured housing unit shall be located on the site of, or substituted for, a nonconforming manufactured housing unit, the use of which has been discontinued, except within a manufactured housing development holding a certificate of sanitation issued by the Board of Health, State of Oregon, issued prior to the effective date of this chapter. Relocation of existing units within the Ashland Urban Growth Boundary is exempted as provided in subsection

4. If a nonconforming manufactured housing development holding a certificate of sanitation issued by the Board of Health, State of Oregon, ceases operation for a period of six months or more, said development shall be considered abandoned and shall be reinstituted only in conformance with the requirements of this chapter.

H. Special Conditions. For the mitigation of adverse impacts, the City may impose conditions, including, but not limited to, requiring view-obscuring shrubbery, walls, or fences, and requiring retention of specified trees, rocks, water ponds or courses, or other natural features. (Ord. 3229 § 3, amended, 12/19/2023; Ord. 3191 § 4, amended, 11/17/2020)