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Lexington, N.C., Code § 4.11.3 (current through Feb. 14, 2019)
Brief Summary
This provision permits and encourages manufactured housing developers to add sustainable elements, including community gardens, composting, and food-producing and edible landscapes, into manufactured home neighborhood design plans.
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Expressly allows something.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: North Carolina
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Lexington
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. See references to manufactured homes as an affordable means of housing. § 4.11.1.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. See references to "sustainable elements;" and "energy efficient." § 4.11.3.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. "In accordance with North Carolina General Statutes G.S. § 160A-383, the purpose of this Land Use Ordinance is to implement the goals and policies of the Land Use Plan. In addition, this ordinance establishes an orderly process for the design, review, approval, development, and use of land within the jurisdiction of the City of Lexington that is clear and equitable. It is the intent of this ordinance to ensure that development occurs in a manner consistent with the goals and policies outlined in the Land Use Plan, and is generally harmonious with surrounding properties without the endangerment of the health, safety, and general welfare of existing and future owners and users of surrounding properties, and the public." § 1.2.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
No.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Section 4.11 "Design Regulations for Manufactured Homes" is located in Part II - Code of Ordinances, Appendix A - Land Use Ordinance, Chapter 4. - Design Regulations. History: Ord. No. 14-15, §§ 3, 4, 5-12-14.