I am in an odd and unenvious position - the town zoning officer is challenging our ability to place homes on currently vacant lots, which were previously occupied.
She is alleging that there is no recorded plan or zoning permit authorizing the use of the property as a mobile home park. The park was developed in the early 1970’s, which pre-dated zoning.
How am I to defend this? My local land use attorney is suggesting I file an appeal to this decision, but we are having a hard time disproving the zoning officer, based on a lack of discoverable evidence to support our position.
Is there such thing as “squatting” that gives us per se grandfathered land use as a mobile home park?