Borough of Old Forge, PA
Lackawanna County
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Mobile home parks include the development of mobile home parks which are planned as a unit and located on parcels of land not less than 10 acres in size. All permitted mobile home parks shall comply with appropriate regulations of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania relating to mobile home parks and shall also comply with the following additional regulations:
A. 
Each of the mobile home units shall be for the exclusive use of one family or individual.
B. 
Each mobile unit must be designed for long-term occupancy and shall contain sleeping accommodations, a flush toilet, a tub or shower, bath and kitchen facilities and plumbing and electrical connections provided for attachment to outside systems.
C. 
Individual mobile home lots shall be the same size as required for single-family dwellings in the zone district in which they shall be permitted.
D. 
No mobile home shall be located closer than 50 feet to any of the mobile home park's boundary lines.
E. 
The minimum side clearance between any two adjacent mobile homes shall be 20 feet.
F. 
Roadway or area lighting shall be reflected away from adjoining properties.
G. 
The sale of mobile homes from a mobile home park shall be prohibited. This restriction, however, is not to be construed as to prevent the sale of a mobile home within a mobile home park but is, rather, included to prevent the establishment of a commercial enterprise.
H. 
Only one accessory building per individual parcel shall be permitted, and such accessory building shall not contain a greater area than the area of the mobile home located on the same parcel.
I. 
The longitudinal gradient and cross-slope of any mobile home lot shall not exceed 5%, except for terracing at the periphery, and the minimum slope in any direction shall be 1%.
J. 
The area of the mobile home lot shall be improved to provide an adequate foundation for the placement of the mobile home, thereby securing the superstructure against uplift, sliding or rotation.
(1) 
The mobile home stand shall not heave, shift or settle unevenly under the weight of the mobile home due to frost action, inadequate drainage, vibration or other forces acting on the superstructure.
(2) 
The mobile home stand shall be provided with anchors and tie-downs such as deadmen eyelets imbedded in concrete foundations or runways, screw augers, arrowhead anchors or other devices securing the stability of the mobile home.
(3) 
Each mobile home lot shall have a paved patio of at least 190 square feet. The least dimension shall not be less than eight feet.
K. 
Each mobile home park shall be furnished with lighting so as to adequately illuminate driveways and walkways for the safe movement of vehicles and pedestrians at night.
L. 
A common, usable recreation area shall be provided and maintained for the benefit of the mobile home park. The area provided shall constitute at least 6% of the park area but in no case shall be less than 10,000 square feet.
M. 
All regulations governing land uses within the zone district in which a mobile home park shall be permitted shall apply to mobile home parks. Each mobile home park shall be considered as a residential subdivision and, as such, must also conform to the regulations of this chapter. These include, but are not limited to, streets, curbs, sidewalks, buffer yards and screening, off-street parking, drainage, easements, utility line locations, erosion and sedimentation control, site planning and design standards.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).