Policy 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.

Background Information

State North Carolina
Jurisdiction Name Lexington
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 5,000-50,000
Legal Strategies
  • Expressly allows something
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Grow; Get;
Evidence for Health

This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:

For research on the potential effectiveness, please review the category links above.

We understand that this information is not comprehensive. It also does not include other important forms of evidence such as community members’ lived experiences and practice-based evidence.

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

See references to manufactured homes as an affordable means of housing. § 4.11.1.

Health-related goal?

Environmental goal?

See references to "sustainable elements;" and "energy efficient." § 4.11.3.

Economic goal?

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

"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.

Includes definitions?

Addresses implementation?

Enforcement provisions?

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

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.


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