A petition to rezone a subdivision to allow manufactured homes to be sited in Lake Hamilton, Florida, just east of Lakeland was denied on second reading at the town council’s meeting Sept. 3, according to theledger.com. Lee Saunders wanted to put conventionally-built homes on five of the 3.5 acre lots, and two manufactured homes on each of the other two parcels, but the council rejected the proposal. Noting it’s affordable housing, Saunders said, “If you make $32,000 a year and need a 2,000-square-foot house, you don’t have a lot of options. People will buy what they can afford.” He added the town is facing a tough budget year, and that undeveloped the land only brings in $120 in property taxes because it is zoned agricultural, as MHProNews has learned.
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