A site plan has been approved by the Waverly Village planning board in northeastern Pennsylvania for six two-family modular apartments, TheDailyReview tells MHProNews.com. When board members raised concerns about fireproofing, developer Tim Steed said the apartments exceed state fireproofing codes and HUD standards. The village mobile home statute, which village attorney Betty Keene said has not been changed since 1988, does not distinguish between modular and manufactured homes. Board chair Bob Wright said the intent of the statute was to restrict placement of mobile homes. Keene said she will rewrite the ruling in time for the next board meeting April 3.
Photo credit: TheDailyReview/Amanda Renko—Bob Wright and Bill Millhollen of planning board.