WHMI in Livingston, Michigan, west of Detroit, reports the Tyrone Township Planning Commission approved zoning changes for Cider Mill Crossings MHC, recently purchased by Sun Communities, Inc. at a tax sale for just over $400,000. The previous owner left some projects short of completion before filing bankruptcy, and Sun asked for several variances in an attempt to make the MHC profitable. The variances deal with signage, maintenance of roads and sidewalks, and requirements controlling the age and condition of the manufactured homes on the property. If the changes are approved by the township board, Sun plans to begin construction in the Spring of 2012. According to the 22nd annual Allen Report, Sun ranks as the fourth largest land lease community (LLC) owner in North America with 136 communities comprising 47, 579 homesites.
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