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A. Purpose

The MH district recognizes that mobile home development, properly planned, can provide important opportunities for affordable housing. It provides opportunities for mobile home development within planned parks or subdivisions, along with the supporting services necessary to create quality residential neighborhoods.

TABLE 4.8 – SITE DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS

Regulator

1-Family Detached and Mobile Home Units on Sub-divided Lots

Duplex

1-Family Attached and Townhouse (Note 1)

Mobile Home Park (Note 2)

Other Permitted Uses

Site Area per Housing Unit (square feet)

In Conventional Development*

In Conservation Development and Planned Developments

 

 

5,000

 

5,000

 

 

4,000

 

3,000

 

 

4,000

 

3,000

 

 

NA

 

5,000

 

Minimum Lot Area

In Conventional Development*

In Conservation Development and Planned Developments

 

5,000

 

4,000

 

8,000

 

6,000

 

4,000

 

3,000

 

NA

 

10 acres

 

6,000

 

6,000

Minimum Lot Width (feet)

In Conventional Development*

In Conservation Development and Planned Developments

 

50

 

40

 

50

 

45

 

40

 

30

 

NA

 

100

 

60

 

60

Minimum Yards (feet)

Front Yard

Side Yard (Note 3)

Street Side Yard

Rear Yard (Note 4)

 

25

5

25

20% of lot depth

 

25

5

25

20% of lot depth

 

25

10

25

20% of lot depth

 

35

35

35

35

 

25

10

25

25

 

Maximum Height (feet)

35

35

35

35

35

Maximum Building Coverage

40%

40%

40%

NA

NA

Maximum Impervious Coverage

50%

50%

50%

50%

50%

Floor Area Ratio

NA

NA

NA

NA

0.50

Maximum Amount of Total Parking Located in Street Yard

NA

NA

NA

NA

50%

 

* Conventional developments refer to those in existence as of the effective date of this regulation.

Setbacks may be adjusted to allow for lot clustering and in order to comply with the overall intent of the Conservation Development regulations.

* The required rear yard area is calculated as 20% of the lot depth times the lot width. Provided that this minimum area is maintained, a portion of a residential structure may come as close as 10 feet from a rear lot line.

Note 1 - Single-Family Attached Townhouse Development: No more than four units may be attached in a single townhouse structure within an MH District. Regulators are shown on a per unit basis. Side yard setbacks are indicated for detached building walls.

Note 2 - Mobile Home Parks and Subdivisions: Complete development standards for Mobile Home Parks and Subdivisions are set forth in Article 5.

Note 3 - Flexible Yard Setbacks in Planned Districts: The Planning Commission and County Board may vary required minimum setbacks in planned districts other than mobile home parks. However, the setback from the front facade of a garage to any public or private street right-of-way including the boundary of sidewalks) must be at least 20 feet.

Note 4: The required rear yard area is calculated as the lesser of 20 feet or 20% of the lot depth to a minimum of 15 feet.

Note 5: Subdivision of property for residential use is not allowed in the one half mile buffer zone around the active industrial waste monofill operation at the Douglas County RDF Landfill site, the industrial waste monofill site located south of the Douglas County RDF Landfill site permitted by Conditional Use Permit issued to Waste Management and the Pheasant Point Landfill. (amended March 18, 2008)

Additional Requirements

All new subdivisions and lots must comply with the Conservation Development regulations in Article 7.

Not less than 8% of the gross area of every mobile home park shall be developed as recreational areas easily accessible to all park residents. Recreation areas may include but are not limited to such facilities as recreational buildings, adult recreation areas, child play areas, and swimming pools.

 

 



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