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Officials in a North Carolina county are altering a zoning ordinance to allow the inclusion of a recreational park trailer into a mobile home park, according to a report in the Dunn Daily Record.
The Harnett County board decided Monday (Sept. 19) night that park model log homes – technically a recreational vehicle – can remain in mobile home parks for up to four years.
The issue arose after a park resident, Sheila Price, bought a $35,000 log home for her daughter to live in while attending law school. The home was installed at the Crossing Mobile Home Park before planning staff determined it was not built to federal manufactured home standards and couldn’t remain in the park under the county ordinance.
Price said federal officials told her the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development wasn’t interested in establishing standards for the homes, which led to their classification as a recreational vehicle.
Price noted that she bought the home as an investment as well as a college home for her daughter.
“I intend to live in this thing at the beach before I die,” she said.
The amended ordinance allows the park-style homes in mobile home parks for one year, renewable annually by the zoning administrator for up to three additional years.
The board did not act upon a request from Price and Nancy Silvers, owner of the park, to allow the homes to be installed permanently.