New York Modular Home Proposal Draws Concerns

From New York, the Babylon Village Patch reports that a proposal to build two modular homes on what is now a single-family lot is drawing concerns from residents. Placing the homes would require several zoning variances related to side yard and rear yard requirements. Several residents raised concerns related  not only to the homes’ placement and yard size, but also with the fact they were modular homes. They were worried about the quality of what many called “cookie-cutter” and “boxy.”  The developer addressed those concerns by saying modular construction would limit the amount of time neighbors are exposed to construction noise and that the homes can be distinguished in part through landscaping. Babylon Village is on Long Island. All parties would do well to update their impression of modular and manufactured homes by viewing the Photo Gallery at

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