Manufactured Housing Communities/Mobile Home Park Project

On Monday, September 17, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall (18120 68th Ave NE, Kenmore), the City Council will continue their discussion on options for the mobile home parks.  Although this is not a public hearing, there will be an opportunity for citizen comment at the beginning of the meeting.  A Spanish interpreter will be available for commenters.

Click here to view a summary of the options the City Council is considering.  The full agenda and materials for the September 17th meeting will be posted here on September 7th.  

 


Comunidades de Viviendas Prefabricadas / Proyecto de Parques de Casas Rodantes

El día lunes, 17 de septiembre, a las 7:00 p.m. en la alcaldía (City Hall, 18120 68th Ave NE, Kenmore), el Concejo Municipal continuará la discusión sobre las opciones para los parques de casas rodantes.  Aunque esta no es una audiencia pública, habrá una oportunidad al comienzo de la reunión para que los ciudadanos aporten sus comentarios.  Habrá una intérprete de español disponible para aquellos que quieran hacer comentarios.

 

Haga clic aquí para ver el resumen de las opciones que el Concejo Municipal está considerando.  El orden del día y los materiales completos para la reunión de 17 de septiembre aparecerán publicados aquí el 7 de septiembre.

 


 

Background: The City is one of the few communities in east King County with a significant number of mobile and manufactured homes (approximately 250 in six parks).  Presently, there are no regulations in the City that would prevent or mitigate closure of a MHP in Kenmore.  The City does not own the MHP properties and the property-owner could choose to convert a MHP into commercial or multifamily development.  The MHP property-owners have varying timelines for potential redevelopment.  Some are interested in preserving a MHP for the long-term.  Others are interested in more immediate sale or redevelopment.  State law requires a one-year written notice to residents if a park is going to be permanently closed.

Since overall availability of mobile and manufactured housing has been decreasing in King County as parks are redeveloped with other uses, and mobile and manufactured housing has offered a relatively affordable form of unsubsidized single-family housing and is being replaced with more expensive housing, the City Council adopted a temporary moratorium on redevelopment of the mobile home parks (Ordinances 17-0453 and 18-0462) until October 28, 2018.  The temporary moratorium is to allow time for consideration and discussion of the issues surrounding the MHPs.  The City does not want to be in the position of some surrounding communities which have had to face the issues of a mobile home park closure in a time of crisis.

 

The City Council is considering various strategies for the MHPs that would prevent closure, make closure less likely, or address the impacts of a closure. 

 

Planning Commission Recommendations: The Planning Commission presented their recommendations to the City Council on July 9, 2018.  Information prepared for that meeting can be found here.

 

To add your name to the email list for this project or for more information, please contact Lauri Anderson at landerson@kenmorewa.gov or 425-398-8900.

 

Last updated: Wed, 09/12/2018 - 8:14am