Chapter 11.23 : Recreational Vehicle & Travel Trailer Parks

Sections:

11.23.010 Intent
11.23.020 Definitions
11.23.030 Permitted Uses
11.23.040 Conflict with Other Laws
11.23.050 Permits
11.23.060 Design Standards
11.23.070 Approval

11.23.010 Intent. The intent of this section is to provide for recreational vehicle and travel trailer park development at appropriate locations and to establish standards for development in order to integrate recreational vehicle and travel trailer parks into certain areas of the community without adversely affecting surrounding properties.

11.23.020 Definitions. For the purpose of this chapter, definitions in Chapter 11.02 shall apply except for the following terms:

1). Site. The entire gross area of the recreational vehicle and travel trailer park.

11.23.030 Permitted Uses.

1). Accessory Uses related to park management and occupant need and enjoyment and according to the following schedule: management headquarters, recreational facilities, gift and souvenir shops, and other uses and structures customarily incidental to the operation of recreational vehicle and travel trailer parks.

2). Other uses may be allowed when approved by the City Council and in conformity to the following limitations:

a). The such other uses including parking areas for such other uses occupy not more than 10 percent of the total park area.

b). The such use shall be restricted in use to occupants of the park or so located that the use will not interfere with the park use.

c). That the use is a permitted use of the district in which the park is to be located.

3). Recreational vehicle and travel trailer parks may be used for: recreational vehicles, travel trailer, equivalent facilities in or on automotive vehicles, tent, or other short term recreational shelter arrangements on a temporary basis only.

11.23.040 Conflict with Other Laws. If there appears to be a conflict between the regulations and standards in this chapter with any other local, state, or federal regulations for recreational vehicle and travel trailer parks, the more restrictive regulations shall be followed.

11.23.050 Permits. It shall be unlawful for any person to construct, alter, or extend any recreational vehicle and travel trailer park unless he/she holds the necessary valid permits issued by the Division of Environmental Sanitation, State Department of Health and Environmental Sciences, and the City Building Inspector.

11.23.060 Design Standards. Any person desiring to enlarge or establish a recreational vehicle and travel trailer park shall meet or exceed the following design standards:

1). Size. Minimum site size for recreational vehicle and travel trailer parks shall be two acres.

2). Access. All recreational vehicle and travel trailer parks shall have access to an arterial or collector street with a right-of-way width of 60 feet or more which is a through route for tourist traffic. Entrances and exits shall be designed for safe and convenient movement of traffic into and out of the park, and to minimize congestion of free moving traffic on adjacent streets.

3). Setback. All facilities for recreational vehicles, travel trailer, or other temporary shelter apparatus shall be set back at least 25 feet from all property lines. The area created by such setback shall be used for landscaping screen recreational vehicle and travel trailer parks form adjoining properties as directed by the City Council.

4). Height. Maximum height for any structure within a recreational vehicle and travel trailer park shall be that of the district in which the park is to be located.

5). Streets. Interior streets within the park shall provide for convenient circulation without interference or hazard to general park activities.

Street widths should be of adequate widths to accommodate any contemplated parking and expected traffic load, in all cases, shall meet the following minimum requirements:

a). Collector streets with guest parking 36 feet wide face of curb to face of curb.

b). Collector streets with no parking 22 feet wide face of curb to face of curb. These collector streets shall be signed with approved no parking signs.

c). Minor streets with no parking 20 feet wide face of curb to face of curb. These minor streets shall be signed with approved no parking signs.

d). All dead end streets shall be limited to a maximum length of 500 feet and shall be provided with a cul-de-sac of at least 100 feet in diameter.

e). Minimum access width to each manufactured home stand shall be 12 feet.

All streets in a recreational vehicle and travel trailer park shall be pave with a surface of bitumous surface mat or asphalt of 3 inches over a subbase of 3/4 inch crushed gravel 6 inches deep.

6). Service Areas. Accessory uses and service areas shall be located centrally in the recreational vehicle and travel trailer park. Service areas shall be provided in the following manner:

a). At least one service building containing necessary toilet and other plumbing fixtures specified shall be provided in the park. Service buildings shall be conveniently located with a radius of approximately 300 feet to all spaces to be served. Laundry facilities shall be required in addition to the following. If commercial laundry facilities are conveniently located to the recreational vehicle and travel trailer park, the laundry facility requirement may be considered for waiver by the City Council.

No. of Dependent Parking Spaces
Toilets
Urinals
Wash Basins
Showers
Other
Men
Women
Men
Men
Women
Men
Women
Fixtures
1-15
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
at least one janitor sink per building
16-30
1
2
1
2
2
1
1
31-45
2
3
2
3
3
2
2
46-60
2
4
2
4
4
2
2
61-80
3
5
2
4
4
3
3
81-100
3
5
2
4
4
3
3

a disposal station is to be provided.

b). Facilities for storage and disposal of trash and garbage in a sanitary manner shall be provided in each park.

c). Street and yard lights, attached to light structures approved by the City, shall be provided in sufficient number and intensity to permit safe movement of vehicle and pedestrians at night and shall be effectively related to buildings, trees, walks, steps, and ramps.

7). Parking. Parking for all uses within the recreational vehicle and travel trailer park shall be provided in accordance with Chapter 11.24 of this title.

8). Fire Protection. The water supply system serving the recreational vehicle and travel trailer park shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the local fire prevention rules and regulations of the local fire prevention authority or the system shall meet the standards for adequate fire protection established by the National Fire Protection Association Standard NFPA No. 501A, whichever is more stringent. Nonetheless, fire protection systems must be approved by the Fire Chief.

11.23.070 Approval. Approval of a recreational vehicle and travel trailer park shall be obtained through conditional use permit procedures as specified in Chapter 11.21 of this title. The City Council may require other standards and safeguards as specified locations and circumstances dictate and as provided in Chapter 11.21 of this title.