Just a reminder that sometimes it helps to read the actual City ordinance language. I spoke to a city planner yesterday about expanding an existing MHC to add new homes. The planner told me that manufactured homes are not allowed in the City. When I pressed she explained that the City Council had passed an ordinance banning “trailer homes”.
That sounded unusual to me, so I read the zoning ordinance for myself and it turns out the ordinance language said “Mobile homes, as defined herein, are prohibited within XXX City.” Per the ordinance, mobile homes are defined as “A transportable factory built housing unit built prior to June 15, 1976, in accordance with a state mobile home code which existed prior to the Federal Manufactured Housing and Safety Standards Act (HUD Code).”
However, directly above that definition was one for Manufactured Homes, which are not prohibited in the City. I called to ask the planner about the possibility of adding new “manufactured homes” to the existing park, but I haven’t got a call back yet.