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18.50.100 Manufactured Homes
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A. Applicability

This section applies to Residential Design Manufactured Homes, defined as a manufactured home on permanent foundation which has: (a) minimum dimension of twenty-two (22) body feet in width; (b) a pitched roof; and (c) siding and roofing materials which are customarily used on site-built homes. (Ord. 02-54 § 2, 2002) A “manufactured home” means a structure which is subject to the federal manufactured home construction and safety standards established pursuant to 42 USC Section 5403. (Ord. 02-54 § 2, 2002)

B. Roofs

1. The roof must be double-pitched and have a minimum vertical rise of two and one-half (2.5) feet for each twelve (12) feet of horizontal run.

2. Roofs must be covered with roofing material that is residential in appearance. This includes, but is not limited to, approved wood, asphalt composition shingles or fiberglass. Corrugated aluminum, corrugated fiberglass or metal roofs are not permitted.

3. All roof structures shall provide an eave projection of no less than six (6) inches, which may include a gutter.

C. Siding

The exterior siding shall consist predominantly of vinyl or metal horizontal lap siding (the reflectivity of which does not exceed that of gloss white paint), wood or hardboard, brick, stone or stucco comparable in composition, appearance and durability to the exterior siding commonly used in standard residential construction in the City.

D. Installation

1. The manufactured home shall be set up in accordance with the recommended installation procedures of the manufacturer and the standards set by the National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards and published in Manufactured Home Installations, 1987 (referred to as NCS BCS A225.1).

2. A continuous permanent masonry foundation or masonry curtain wall slab, unpierced except for required ventilation and access, shall be installed under the perimeter of the manufactured home.

3. Stairs, porches, entrance platforms, ramps and other means of entrance and exit to and from the home shall be installed or constructed in accordance with the Building Codes adopted by the City, and attached firmly to the primary structure and anchored securely to the ground.

4. All fuel supply systems shall be constructed and installed within the foundation wall or underground within all applicable building and safety codes.

5. The moving hitch, transporting lights, and wheels and axles shall be removed.

E. Orientation

1. The manufactured home must be oriented on the lot so that its long access is parallel with the street.

2. A perpendicular or diagonal placement is permitted if the narrow dimension of the unit, as it appears from the street, is no less than fifty (50) percent of the unit's long dimension.

F. Elevation

1. On all level sites the main floor shall be no greater than twenty (20) inches above finished grade at the foundation.

2. On sloping or irregular sites the side closest the grade level shall not be greater than twenty (20) inches above finished grade at the foundation.

G. Landscaping

The lot must be landscaped to ensure compatibility with surrounding properties.

H. Massing

1. The manufactured home must have a length not exceeding four (4) times its width, with length measured along the longest access and width measured at the narrowest part of the other access.

2. The minimum dimensions of the manufactured home shall be twenty-two (22) feet in width and forty (40) feet in length.

I. Garages

If seventy (70) percent of the structures on the block face where the home is to be located, and the opposite block face have attached garages, a garage constructed according to the provisions of the City's adopted Building Code shall be attached to the residential design manufactured homes. (Ord. 02-54 § 2, 2002)