The Magnolia, Ark. Planning and Zoning Commission has proposed restricting manufactured homes (MH) to R-3 zoning, thereby keeping it out of R-2 and R-1 zoning. The new measure would require amending zoning laws for most of this whole city, located in southwestern Arkansas, as MHProNews has learned, affecting hundreds of homes. By law a sign must be posted in every yard that is up for the change, and each property subject to rezoning must be published. Commissioner Christine Durham will seek an alternative to this costly legal notice. The second ordinance reflects state code that requires manufactured homes to have porches, skirting, roofs that blend with the house and driveways. If the Magnolia City Council approves these measures, the planning commission wants to also change zoning in five other areas that would further restrict the siting of manufactured homes, according to magnoliareporter.
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