KILGORE — Zoning changes for manufactured homes in Kilgore will go before the Kilgore City Council next month.
The city’s Planning and Zoning Board on Wednesday unanimously recommended several changes to ordinances governing manufactured housing in Kilgore.
Recommended changes won’t necessarily affect residents of existing manufactured homes, city leaders said. Existing homes also can be replaced one time, but only if the home is the same size or larger than the existing residence and is no older than 5 years old.
Among the changes, manufactured home parks and recreation vehicle parks will be allowed only in Category R-3 single family districts with an approved special-use permit.
The city also would remove the single family manufactured housing district zoning from its development code to be replaced with R-3 zoning, and manufactured home park districts also would be stricken from the code.
“This is what all of the surrounding communities have done,” commissioner Terry Thrower said.
City Council members will consider final approval of the ordinance changes in May, City Planner Carol Windham said. If approved, it would end nearly a year of subcommittee and workshop discussions about regulating manufactured housing in Kilgore.
In other business Wednesday, Planning and Zoning commissioners recommended a rezone of about 10 acres of land east of FM 2276 and FM 349.
The property owner is seeking municipal building permits to add structures to the land. Windham said that triggered a need to rezone the property to light manufactured zoning from agricultural, which the property has held since it was annexed into the Kilgore city limits in 2011.
No calls or protest letters have been received on the rezone application, she said.
Discussions and a possible vote by the Planning and Zoning Board about Mobbs Construction’s request to rezone four residential properties into commercial zoning was delayed until the board’s meeting next month, Windham said.