Mobile Home Park

Members of the Huntsville Planning Commission gave their unanimous support for a conditional use permit seeking to expand a manufactured home park in the 3000 block of Powell Road.

The mobile home park expansion is planned to be constructed on 5.26 acres adjacent to a current park.

“We recently purchased the parks next door and would like to develop the adjacent piece of land with about 20 spots,” property owner Cono Casella told the commissioners. “We feel that this expansion is going to have very little impact on property values of neighboring residents.”

The conditional use permit required the construction of a fence around the outer perimeter of the park, installation of all public and private utilities to be installed underground, along with the construction of a frontage sidewalk. The permit also established landscaping and signage requirements.

“The community is trying to revitalize the neighborhood, with homes already there being improved upon,” one community member said in opposition. “If they put another trailer park on Powell my biggest concern are that there are a lot of other four and five acre tracts, so worried of somewhat of a domino affect. I would much rather see someone put 10 homes on slabs, which would generate more tax revenue for the city of Huntsville.”

The conditional use permit will have to receive final approval from the Huntsville City Council, with planners expecting to present the item at the next meeting on June 18.