CHAPTER 11
CITY OF NORTHGLENN ZONING ORDINANCE

ARTICLE 17
MOBILE HOME ZONES, M.H.

Section 11-17-1. General. All uses except recreational shall be carried on entirely within enclosed buildings, structures, or mobile homes.

[Source: Ord. 179, 1973]

Section 11-17-2. Restrictions. In addition to those set forth in Article 6, the following restrictions shall apply:

(a)

Storage of fireworks is prohibited.

(b)

No commercial motor vehicle in excess of 3/4 ton carrying capacity shall be kept, stored, or parked except while making normal deliveries.

(c)

No boat, trailer, specialized trailer, semi-trailer, travel trailer, camping trailer, detached camper, snowmobile, motorcycle, motor cart, all-terrain vehicle, bus, or mobile home shall be kept or stored on any public street or public right-of-way.

(d)

Boats, boat trailers, travel trailers, camping trailers, horse trailers, specialized trailers, truck campers, motor homes, all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, motor carts, and buses shall be stored only in screened designated areas unless entirely enclosed within a structure or concealed from view by an opaque screen.

(e)

No special mobile equipment, except such equipment used in the maintenance of a mobile home park or mobile home subdivision, shall be kept, stored, or parked. No school bus shall be kept, stored, or parked except upon property used for school purposes.

(f)

At no time shall any parked, kept, or stored trailer, truck, boat, motor home, truck camper, travel trailer, camping trailer, semi-trailer, or specialized trailer be occupied or used for living or housekeeping purposes. The use of a motor home, truck camper, travel trailer, camping trailer, semi-trailer, or specialized trailer for temporary sleeping quarters only for a period not in excess of seven (7) days, shall not be deemed occupancy for living or housekeeping purposes.

(g)

Not more than two dogs and not more than two cats may be kept per mobile home other than the litter, brood or offspring of one dog or cat (that is domiciled on the premises) that is less than four months old except when allowed as a special use. There shall be no limitation on the number of other household pets allowed per mobile home except for those set forth in other ordinances of the City of Northglenn or set forth in local or State health regulations.

[Source: Ord. 179, 1973]

Section 11-17-3. General Requirements.

(a)

For each zone change to mobile home zone, a plan shall be presented to the Commission, which plan shall contain the following data:

(1)

The location and legal description of the proposed mobile home zone.

(2)

The entrances to and exits from the zone.

(3)

The design, showing the size and arrangement of mobile home spaces and lots and the location of roadways, walks, service buildings, and utility buildings.

(4)

The topography of the area at two-foot contour intervals.

(5)

The area set aside for recreation, laundry facilities, storage, paved off-street parking and supervisory, managerial and other similar facilities.

(6)

The fencing and screen planting on the premises.

(7)

The provisions for trash and garbage removal.

(8)

The gas, electric, and telephone service lines to each mobile home space or mobile home lot.

(9)

The provisions for lighting roadways, driveways, and walks.

(10)

The water and sewer availability and distribution lines to each mobile home space or mobile home lot.

(11)

A typical mobile home space or mobile home lot plan.

(b)

An acceptance of the plans and final approval being granted for the zone change, the specifications and data contained in the plans shall be binding on the owners, their heirs, successors, and assigns; and changes in mobile home spaces or mobile home lot sizes, location of facilities, roadways, or any other matter or design in the plans shall be not made without application first being made to the Commission for an amendment to the plan.

(c)

All utility lines or service lines shall be underground.

(d)

A mobile home zone shall be allowed only where the same abuts on or has access to streets and highways not less than 50 feet wide, flowline to flowline.

(e)

Mobile Home Park Requirements.

(1)

Minimum Area. 10 Acres.

(2)

Minimum Frontage. 250 feet.

(3)

For each mobile home park, there shall be set aside along the perimeter the following areas, which shall be used for no purpose other than landscaping, ingress, and egress:

(A)

Minimum Front setback. 25 feet; provided, however, that when the park fronts on a State or Federal highway, the minimum shall be 50 feet.

(B)

Side Setback. 15 feet along interior lot lines; 25 feet along public streets; and 50 feet along State and Federal highways.

(C)

Rear Setback. 15 feet; provided, however, that when the rear of a park abuts a dedicated public right-of-way, then the minimum shall be 25 feet; and provided further, that when the rear of a park abuts a State or Federal highway, then the minimum shall be 50 feet.

(4)

Each park shall be so arranged that all mobile home spaces and accessory buildings face on an interior roadway or landscaped common area. Each park shall be fenced and screened-planted on the side and rear property lines. For each park, the fencing shall be not less than 72 inches high unless otherwise prohibited by this Ordinance.

(5)

Entrance and exit roadways shall be connected to a dedicated public right-of-way and shall be not less than 36 feet wide from flowline to flowline.

(6)

All park roadways shall be not less than 36 feet wide from flowline to flowline.

(7)

All roadways and driveways shall be hard-surfaced.

(8)

In each park, there shall be provided the following areas, subject to the approval of the Commission.

(A)

An amount equal to 10 percent of the mobile home park area for recreational purposes unless by a preponderance of evidence presented a lesser amount is approved. The area allowed for recreation shall be separate from the mobile home spaces.

(B)

Storage space for boats, boat trailers, travel trailers, camping trailers, horse trailers, specialized trailers, truck campers, motor homes, all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, motor carts, buses, detached campers, and mobile homes shall be provided in an amount equal to 100 square feet per space in the mobile park.

(C)

The developer or owner of a park shall dedicate to the City of Northglenn an amount of land equal to 10 percent of the area of the total park for public purposes.

(9)

Service, utility and recreational buildings and appurtenances, garbage and trash containers, racks and rack locations, rodent and insect control, and water and sewage standards must meet with the approval of the Tri-County District Health Department and the Colorado State Department of Health. Garbage and trash containers shall be screened.

(f)

Mobile Home Subdivision Requirements.

(1)

Minimum Area. 30 acres.

(2)

The perimeter of each subdivision shall contain the following areas, which shall be used for no other purpose than landscaping, ingress, and egress:

(A)

A setback, where abutting or fronting on a State of Federal highway, of 50 feet.

(B)

A setback, where abutting or fronting on a public street other than a State of Federal highway and other than a public street contained within the subdivision, of 25 feet.

(3)

The subdivision shall be so arranged that all lots and accessory buildings face on an interior roadway or landscaped common area. A lot shall be fenced and screen-planted on side and rear property lines of the subdivision perimeter. Fencing shall not be less than 72 inches in height except as otherwise provided in this Ordinance.

(4)

Each mobile home shall have its wheels removed and shall be skirted.

(5)

The entrance and exit roadways shall connect to a dedicated public right-of-way and shall not be less than 36 feet wide, flowline to flowline.

(6)

All roadways or driveways shall be in conformity with requirements for other subdivisions as provided for in this Ordinance.

(7)

In addition to the subdivided lots, the subdivider shall provide an amount of land equal to 10 percent of the area of the total subdivision for recreation purposes:

(A)

This recreational area may be held for the exclusive use of the owners of the lots.

(B)

The recreational area may be owned and maintained by the subdivider, his heirs, successors or assigns, for the use on a fee, rental or service charge basis to be determined by the subdivider, his heirs, assigns or successors on a compulsory basis as to lot owners or otherwise; or the recreational area may be owned on an undivided basis by the owners of the lots in proportion to their ownership of the lots within the subdivision and maintained as provided for by law concerning the ownership of condominium facilities.

(C)

Proof shall be supplied that the recreational area will be maintained for as long as the subdivision is in existence.

(8)

In addition to the subdivided lots, a storage area for boats, boat trailers, travel trailers, camping trailers, horse trailers, specialized trailers, truck campers, motor homes, all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, motor carts, buses, detached campers, and mobile homes shall be provided within or adjacent to the subdivision equal in area to 100 square feet per lot in the mobile home subdivision.

(9)

Service, utility, and recreational buildings and appurtenances, garbage and trash containers, racks and rack locations, rodent and insect control, and water and sewage provisions must meet with the approval of the Tri-County District Health Department and the State Health Department.

(10)

Each subdivider shall also dedicate to the City of Northglenn an amount of land equal to 10 percent of the area of the total subdivision, or equivalent, for public purposes in addition to roads and rights-of-way.

(g)

Mobile Home Space and Lot Requirements. Mobile home space and lot requirements shall be as follows:

AREA STANDARDS FOR MOBILE HOME SPACE FOR MOBILE HOME LOT
Minimum space for 3,600 sq. ft. (25%) 5,000 sq. ft. (100%)
lot area 5,000 sq. ft. (75%)
Minimum space or lot width (measured perpendicular to side lines at setback) 45 ft. 50 ft.
Minimum setback of mobile home at entry side. 12 ft. 15 ft.
Maximum height of structures:
Mobile home 16 ft. 16 ft.
Other 26 ft. 26 ft.
Minimum distance between mobile homes 25 ft. 30 ft.
Minimum end setback of mobile home from front of space or lot. 8 ft. 15 ft.
Minimum end setback of mobile home from rear of space or lot. 8 ft. 10 ft.
Minimum setback on side opposite entry side of mobile home:
(a) Interior lot line 5 ft. 15 ft.
(b) Where abutting street or roadway 10 ft. 15 ft.
Minimum mobile home size:
Width 12 ft.
Length 45 ft.
Minimum concrete surfacing of mobile home, patio, and off-street parking. 1,200 sq. ft. 1,200 sq. ft.
Separate enclosed storage structure (minimum size) 200 cu. ft. 200 cu. ft.

[Source: Ord. 179, 1973]

Section 11-17-4. Uses-by-Right.

(a)

Mobile homes.

(b)

Other structures which house a mobile home and which may contain additional living area.

(c)

Accessory structures including carports and other off-street parking buildings, storage structures, ramadas, cabanas, patios, patio covers, awnings, and other appurtenances.

(d)

Supervisory, managerial or other office facilities for control of the park, subdivision, and facilities.

(e)

Other structures shown on the approved plan.

[Source: Ord. 179, 1973]