Chapter 29 ZONING*
Section 29-11 District RMH, residential manufactured home park district.
Purpose. The purpose of this section is to establish standards for the development and
operation of residential manufactured home parks. The standards are intended to provide for
diverse housing opportunities while promoting neighborhood enhancement and minimizing
conflicts with other zoning districts. A residential manufactured home park may provide sites
(herein defined as manufactured home spaces) available for lease or rent; or the property may be
subdivided in accordance with the requirements of this section and chapter 25.
Permitted uses. In district RMH, no building, land or premises shall be used, and no
building shall be erected, constructed, reconstructed, located, relocated or altered except in
conformance with an approved final development plan and except for one or more of the
All permitted uses in district R-1, except that not more than two (2) permanent dwelling
will be allowed in each manufactured home park.
Manufactured homes for single-family residential purposes only.
Recreational uses for exclusive use of the occupants of the manufactured home park.
Accessory uses customarily incident to the above uses.
Conditional uses. The following uses shall be permitted in district RMH only after the
issuance of a conditional use permit pursuant to the provisions of section 29-23:
All uses listed as conditional uses in district R-1.
Standards and criteria. The following standards and criteria shall apply to all RMH
Manufactured home park size. A minimum of five (5) acres of land.
Building height. Not over thirty-five (35) feet, except as provided in section 29-26.
a. All manufactured
homes shall be set back at least twenty-five (25) feet from all
perimeter property lines of the RMH district. The setback is intended to be a landscaped open
area. Parking, streets, drives, accessory vehicles and accessory uses shall not be allowed within
the twenty-five (25) foot setback area. A permanent screen consisting of a masonry wall, wood
fence, landscaping material, or combination thereof, at least eight (8) feet in height and, when a
fence is used, not to exceed twelve (12) feet in height, shall be required around the perimeter of
the site. The required screening shall have an opacity of at least eighty (80) percent year around
and, if landscaping is used, the eighty (80) percent opacity shall be achieved within four (4) full
growing seasons. In the event a masonry wall or wood fence is used, landscaping shall be placed
between the wall or fence and the property line to form an ornamental screen. The required
screening shall be maintained in good order and not allowed to exist in a state of disrepair or
death. If wood fencing is used, it shall be durable in nature or treated to prevent rapid
deterioration. Failure to maintain the required screening shall be considered a violation of this
b. Each manufactured
home shall be set back at least twenty (20) feet from any public
street right-of-way within the RMH development. Parking may be allowed within the twenty (20)
c. Each manufactured
home shall be set back at least ten (10) feet from all (manufactured
home space or lot) lot lines which are not abutting a public street right-of-way. This setback shall
not apply to parking areas, carports, patios, decks and accessory buildings which are located on
spaces or lots which do not border the perimeter of the RMH District.
d. There shall
be a minimum distance of twenty (20) feet between any two manufactured
e. A private
outdoor living area, such as a patio or deck, of at least forty (40) square feet
shall be provided on each manufactured home space or lot adjoining the manufactured home.
Stormwater management. A stormwater management system shall be designed to
minimize the possibility of soil erosion and flood damage on site and downstream.
Space or lot area. Each manufactured home space or lot shall be at least four thousand
fifty (4,050) square feet.
Space or lot width. Each manufactured home space or lot shall be at least forty-five (45)
feet in width.
Streets. Interior access shall be provided by public streets. Public streets shall be built to
city standards and shall have sidewalks on both sides.
a. On any
corner space or lot on which a front or side yard is required, no wall, fence,
sign, or other structure or no plant growth of a type which would interfere with traffic visibility
across the corner shall be permitted or maintained higher than three (3) feet above the curb level,
within fifteen (15) feet of the intersection of the street right-of-way lines.
Street connections to adjacent properties may be required when deemed appropriate by
the director of
development; however, under normal circumstances, RMH
developments shall have their only access on perimeter streets.
Access. At least one access point onto a public street shall be provided for each one
hundred (100) manufactured home spaces or lots.
Parking. Paved parking shall be provided on each manufactured home space or lot at the
rate of two (2) parking spaces per manufactured home.
Stands and tie-downs for manufactured homes:
a. A stand
shall be provided for each manufactured home. Said stand shall be placed on or
in the ground in such manner as to provide support and leveling for such manufactured home,
and shall be designed in accordance with the building code.
and tie-down shall be provided on each manufactured home space or lot to
prevent overturning or uplift of the manufactured home. The anchorage and tie-down shall be
adequate to withstand wind forces and uplift as required in the building code.
Skirting. All manufactured homes shall be skirted. The skirting shall be done so that it is
compatible with the manufactured home unit's materials and it shall be of a finished nature.
Composition building board and raw wood shall not be used as skirting unless finished with a
weatherproof and termite proof material.
Miscellaneous standards for manufactured home parks:
a. A map of
the layout of the manufactured home park, of a scale not greater than 1:50,
showing the location of individual manufactured home spaces by number, shall be displayed on
the park office building, or on the identification sign at the entrance to the manufactured home
b. Each space
for a manufactured home shall be provided with a sewer outlet not less than
four (4) inches in diameter, connected to the main sewer system.
c. The manufactured
home development shall provide storage areas, in addition to
automobile parking requirements, for accessory vehicles such as trucks and boats. The minimum
area required for such storage shall be one parking space for each ten (10) manufactured homes.
facilities for tenants may be provided on the manufactured home space or lot or
in compounds placed near the manufactured home spaces or lots. Storage facilities shall be
constructed of suitable weather resistant materials.
e. All yard
areas and other open spaces not otherwise paved or occupied by structures
shall be landscaped and maintained.
f. Any enclosed
structure attached to a manufactured home shall be made out of
compatible or similar exterior materials and in conformance with city building codes. No
structure shall be constructed within ten (10) feet from the boundary of any space or lot which
borders the perimeter of the RMH District.
g. RMH developments
consisting of twenty-five (25) or more manufactured homes shall
contain playground facilities. The playground facilities shall be at least one-fourth (1/4) acre in
size for each twenty-five (25) manufactured homes proposed.
h. No manufactured
home constructed prior to 1976 shall be placed within any RMH
district established after January 17, 1995, unless a seal issued by the Missouri Public Service
Commission is attached to the manufactured home certifying that the manufactured home was
brought up to or otherwise meets the requirements of the code of standards relating to
manufactured homes adopted by the Public Service Commission.
Procedure for review and approval of an RMH plan.
The first step in the approval process is a concept review to discuss the proposal. The
concept review is an informal discussion and review between the director of
development and the developer to discuss land use and development concepts, applicable
regulations, and other concerns that may be raised.
(2) The applicant shall prepare and
submit a preliminary RMH development plan. This
application shall constitute a petition for rezoning and all procedural requirements for rezoning
of land set forth in this chapter shall be followed.
(3) The preliminary development plan
shall show the following:
a. The name
of the RMH development.
b. A north
arrow, scale, and the size of the site to the nearest acre.
c. The name
of the record owners of the land.
zoning of the tract and the zoning of all adjacent property.
e. The existing
topography of the site with contour intervals no greater than five (5) feet.
f. The approximate
location and arrangement of proposed manufactured home spaces or
lots and other buildings on the site.
g. The total
number of manufactured homes proposed and the density of development.
h. The proposed
location of parking areas, an estimated parking ratio, and the general
arrangement of spaces and drives on the site.
i. The approximate
location of any existing or proposed right-of-way.
j. The approximate
location of existing sanitary sewers and water mains within or adjacent
to the site.
and modified drainage ways, proposed culverts,
stream buffer limits
detention areas, if applicable, on the site.
waterways and wooded areas, and the approximate location of the one hundred-year floodplain, if applicable.
m. A general
description of proposed landscaped areas on the site.
n. The stages
of development, if applicable.
blocks for commission and council approvals.
p. The following
items shall be submitted along with the plan:
fee to cover advertising costs.
legal description of the property.
names and addresses of all property owners within one hundred eighty-five (185)
feet of the property.
(4) After the public hearing, the
commission shall forward the preliminary development plan
to the council with its recommendation.
The council may approve, approve conditionally, or deny the preliminary development
plan. Approval of the preliminary development plan shall be in the form of an ordinance rezoning
(6) After council approval of the
preliminary development plan, the applicant shall submit a
final RMH development plan for review and approval by the commission. After review, the
commission shall forward the final development plan to the council with its recommendation.
(7) The final development plan submittal
shall include the following:
a. The name
of the RMH development.
b. A north
arrow, scale, small location map, and the size of the site to the nearest one-tenth
of an acre.
c. A survey
of the land prepared under the supervision of a registered land surveyor.
d. The name
and address of the record owners of the land.
e. Names of
adjacent property owners of unsubdivided land and the names of adjacent
f. The location
of the boundary lines of the site in relation to any section line or quarter-section line and any corporate
boundaries immediately adjacent.
g. The existing
topography of the site with contour intervals no greater than five (5) feet,
and the specific location of the one hundred-year floodplain, if applicable.
h. The location
of all manufactured home spaces or lots, and other proposed buildings on
i. The location
and number of parking spaces, drives, and the parking ratio.
j. The location
and width of existing street rights-of-way, alleys, roads, railroad rights-of-way and recorded easements;
and the proposed location, width, name and grade for any new
k. The approximate
location of proposed sanitary sewers, water mains and storm sewers.
blocks for commission and council approvals on all exhibits considered part
of the final development plan.
m. A storm
water management plan.
n. A landscaping
plan including design, location, size and type of materials.
(8) Approval of the final development
plan shall be deemed as satisfying the requirements of
the subdivision regulations for a preliminary plat, provided all those requirements have been met.
(9) No permits shall be issued until
a final plat of the RMH site is approved by the council.
(10) From and after two (2) years
following the date of approval of a final RMH
development plan by the council, the council may, by a majority vote, withdraw approval of such
final development plan, provided development has not commenced.
Minor adjustments to an approved final RMH development plan may be authorized by
the director of
Changes, other than those considered minor by the director of
shall be submitted to the commission for its review. If the change is considered to be in
substantial compliance with the preliminary development plan, the commission may approve a
revision to the final development plan. If the change is a substantial deviation from the intent of
the approved preliminary development plan, a revised preliminary development plan shall be
required and shall be reviewed as a new proposal.
(13) An approved final development
plan shall not be required to comply with RMH
development standards and criteria adopted after the plan was approved.
Application to enlarge existing manufactured home parks. Application to enlarge
manufactured home parks existing on the effective date of this section shall be subject to all
provisions of this section relating to requirements for new parks. Such applications shall be
accompanied by plans (preliminary and then final) showing both the proposed enlargement and
its relationship to the existing RMH development. When a final development plan is approved
for an extension of a manufactured home park existing on the effective date of this section, the
screening requirements of Section 29-11(d)(3) shall apply to the entire manufactured home park.
Inspection of manufactured home parks. The building inspector and health officer of the
city shall have the power to enter at reasonable times upon any private or public property for the
purpose of inspecting and investigating conditions relating to the enforcement of this chapter. It
shall be the duty of the manufactured home park management to give the health officer or
building inspector free access to all spaces or lots under the managements's control for the
purpose of inspection.
Placement of manufactured homes within an RMH district. No electrical permit shall be
granted for a manufactured home located in a manufactured home park with an approved final
development plan unless the placement of the manufactured home is in compliance with the
approved final development plan.
(Code 1964, § 19.155; Ord. No. 9958, § 1, 10-3-83; Ord. No. 11373, §§
1, 3, 2-16-87; Ord. No.
11702, § 1, 12-7-87; Ord. No. 14347, § 1, 1-17-95; Ord. No. 19343, § 3, 1-2-07
; Ord. No. 21095,
§ 13, 9-19-11)
(Ord. 21095, Amended, 09/19/2011, Prior Text; Ord. 20181, Amended, 02/03/2009, Prior Text; Ord. 19343, Amended, 01/02/2007, Prior Text)