Township of Upper Chichester, PA
Delaware County
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The purpose of this district is to provide regulations for mobile homes on individual lots and mobile home parks at a medium density. In the case of mobile home parks, regulations are designed to assure good site development, a more efficient use of land and to offer further opportunity for affordable housing.
Land, buildings or premises shall be used by right only for the following uses:
A. 
Mobile homes on individual lots.
B. 
Mobile home parks.
A. 
Off-street parking, subject to Article XVIII.
B. 
No-impact home-based occupation, subject to § 600-178.
C. 
Signs, subject to Article XIX.
D. 
Recreation/community center building for the exclusive use of residents and their guests.
E. 
Refuse collection receptacles, provided they are screened from adjoining properties and from public view by a visual screen.
F. 
Sheds, subject to § 600-159.
G. 
Any accessory uses or structures customarily incidental to the main entrance, servicing and safety of mobile home park residents shall be permitted only as part of an approved development plan for the site.
Unless specifically stated otherwise, the following shall be minimum requirements:
A. 
Mobile homes on individual lots.
(1) 
Lot size: 5,000 square feet.
(2) 
Lot width: 40 feet.
(3) 
Street frontage: 25 feet.
(4) 
Front yard: 20 feet.
(5) 
Side yards: 25 feet aggregate, and 10 feet, minimum.
(6) 
Rear yard: 20 feet.
(7) 
Building coverage: 25%, maximum.
(8) 
Building height: one story, maximum, and 15 feet, maximum.
B. 
Accessory structures.
(1) 
Coverage: 8% of lot, maximum.
(2) 
Setback from lot lines: five feet.
C. 
Mobile home parks.
(1) 
Tract size: 10 acres.
(2) 
Gross density: six units per acre.
(3) 
Lot size: 3,500 square feet.
(4) 
Lot width: 35 feet.
(5) 
Street frontage: 25 feet.
(6) 
Front yard: 20 feet.
(7) 
Side yard: eight feet each.
(8) 
Rear yard: 10 feet.
(9) 
Building setback from exterior right-of-way: 50 feet.
(10) 
Building height: one story, maximum, and 15 feet, maximum.
(11) 
Building coverage: 30%, maximum.
(12) 
Accessory structures.
(a) 
Coverage: 8%, maximum.
(b) 
Setback from lot lines: three feet.
A. 
The tract of land to be developed must be under single ownership.
B. 
Open space. Not less than 20% of the tract shall consist of common open space; 75% of the common open space shall be outside the one-hundred-year floodplain and outside of slopes of 15% or greater.
C. 
Buffer area. There shall be a buffer area of not less than 25 feet along the perimeter of the tract.
D. 
Screening. Where applicable, there shall be a planted visual screen six feet high within the buffer area. See § 600-172.
E. 
Fuel storage containers shall be securely placed and shall not be less than five feet from any exterior window of a mobile home.
F. 
All utilities shall be installed underground unless such placement is deemed not feasible by the Board of Commissioners.
G. 
All mobile homes in a mobile home park must be served by both municipal water and public sewer.
H. 
Fire hydrants shall be installed by the developer to meet the requirements of the Township and the Township Fire Marshal.
A. 
Permits required. It shall be unlawful for any person to construct, alter, extend or operate a mobile home park within Upper Chichester Township unless and until he obtains:
(1) 
A building permit issued by the Township Building Inspector after having paid a fee for each unit to be placed within the mobile home park.
(2) 
Annual licenses. In addition to the initial permits, the operator of a mobile home park shall apply for an annual license to the Upper Chichester Township Zoning Officer on or before the first day of December of each year for an annual license. Upon satisfactory proof that the park continues to meet the standards prescribed by the state, county and Township regulations, the Zoning Officer having jurisdiction over the standards of this chapter shall issue or deny the license.
B. 
Fees.
(1) 
Fees for the initial application and preliminary and final approvals shall be prescribed by resolution of the Township Commissioners.
(2) 
The fee for the annual license shall be prescribed by resolution of the Township Commissioners and shall be submitted to the Zoning Officer with the application for the annual license.
C. 
Inspection.
(1) 
The Township Zoning Officer or Building Inspector may inspect a mobile home park at the reasonable intervals and at reasonable times to determine compliance with this chapter.
(2) 
Whenever, upon inspection of any mobile home park, it is determined that conditions or practices exist which are in violation of any provision of this chapter, or any regulations adopted pursuant thereto, the Upper Chichester Township Secretary shall give notice in writing to the person to whom the certificate was issued, advising him that unless such conditions or practices are corrected within a reasonable period of time specified in the notice, the license to operate in Upper Chichester Township shall be suspended at the end of such period. Such mobile home park shall be reinspected, and, if such conditions or practices shall have not been corrected, the Township Secretary shall suspend the license and give notice in writing of such suspension to the person to whom the certificate is issued.
D. 
Maintenance requirements.
(1) 
The operator/license of the mobile home park shall be responsible for the proper repair and maintenance of all common open space water supply and sewage disposal system and community buildings.
(2) 
Prior to issuance of any certificate of occupancy pursuant to final approval of an application for a new development or expansion, the operator or licensee of a mobile home park shall post with the Township a maintenance bond in a form acceptable to the Township Solicitor in an amount sufficient to cover for a period of two years the cost of maintenance of common areas and facilities. Said cost shall be estimated by the Township Engineer or other person designated by the Commissioners.