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Manufactured Housing Site Development Guide (PAS 445)

By Welford Sanders

Manufactured housing is no longer a trailer parked in a trailer court. It's a viable alternative to custom-built housing. This report examines key elements of successful manufactured housing developments.

Published by APA Planning Advisory Service, 1993

Format: Paperback, 46 pp.

ISBN: 978-1-611900-36-1

Quick order code: P445

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Manufactured-or factory-built-housing has become an increasingly viable alternative to more costly, site-built homes. APA teamed with the Manufactured Housing Institute to compile this comprehensive manual on the regulation, development, and site planning of manufactured housing. This report examines the key ingredients of well-designed and successful manufactured housing developments. An invaluable, one-stop guide, it covers initial project planning and feasibility analysis, regulatory concerns, local housing markets, and the subsequent siting of units.

This report illustrates what can be — and has been — achieved with factory-built housing. It examines regulations pertaining to the placement of manufactured housing, the steps involved in developing manufactured homes, and design standards. Case studies show how different communities have regulated the placement of manufactured homes. This is an indispensable report for developers, local planners, zoning officials, manufactured housing producers, and interested citizens. An expansion of Regulating Manufactured Housing (PAS 398).

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