City of Harrisburg, PA
Dauphin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Harrisburg by Ord. No. 23-1990. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to Section 501 of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code,[1] provisions regulating mobile home parks shall be set forth in separate and distinct chapters of any subdivision and land development code.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10501.
Mobile home parks may locate only in those areas designated in the City's Zoning Code.
The plan requirements and processing procedures for land development as a mobile home park shall be in accordance with the requirements contained in Chapters 7-503 and 7-505 of this Code.
The arrangement and other design standards of streets, easements, blocks, lots, erosion, and sedimentation shall be provided in accordance with Chapter 7-507. All improvements, construction requirements and engineering specifications shall be provided in accordance with Chapter 7-511.
Mobile home parks located within the City shall utilize City water and sewer services. Private sewage disposal systems are not permitted in the City.
Every mobile home located within a mobile home park within the City of Harrisburg shall:
Be placed on a permanent foundation, on a minimum foundation wall consisting of eight-inch concrete masonry unit construction, with anchor bolts spaced six feet on center to preclude movement of the unit under adverse wind loads. Alternate methods of anchorage may be accepted, as approved by the Codes Administrator. Trailer hitch and wheel assemblies must be removed.
Have a permanent utility hookup with all utilities.
Have a minimum of 1,200 square feet of living space.
Be approved by the Pennsylvania Manufactured Home Association.
Be located on a minimum lot of 7,200 square feet.
Be provided with two off-street parking spaces to the rear of the mobile home on the lot.
For each mobile home lot in a mobile home park, front yard setbacks shall be a minimum of 15 feet, side yard two feet and rear yard a minimum of 10 feet, or in conformity with zoning requirements, whichever is more stringent.
Not less than 10% of the total land area in a mobile home park shall be provided for usable open space. Such space shall be located so as to be free of traffic hazards and should, where the topography permits, be centrally located and easily accessible to all park residents.
Such open space shall be paved or protected with a vegetative growth that is capable of preventing soil erosion and the emanation of dust during dry weather.
Signs may be permitted subject to the approval of the Commission or City Council, as appropriate.
All means of ingress, egress, walkways, streets, and parking lots shall be adequately lighted.
Enforcement and penalties shall be in accordance with the rules and regulations of Chapter 7-701.