Following up on a story concerning the flooding in Minot, North Dakota last spring, KFYR-TV reports the Minot City Council is relaxing zoning requirements to allow manufactured homes to be sited in areas not previously zoned for them, sometimes to the chagrin of neighbors. Working on a case by case basis, many of the homes are new and conform to the stringent HUD Code standards. “We make sure it is compatible with the neighborhood and city council makes the final decision,” said Lance Meyer, Minot`s City Engineer. Older manufactured homes that do not fit into a neighborhood may need new windows, a paint job, or siding replaced to bring it up to date. MHProNews.com has learned many residents are glad to be able to return to their neighborhood.
(Photo credit: Minot Daily News–aftermath of flooding)