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A bill sponsored by state Rep. Nathan Ramsey would strip North Carolina counties of their ability to restrict where manufactured housing can be located.
The Buncombe County Republican said he introduced the measure to increase the supply of affordable housing. Current zoning ordinances in Buncombe and some other counties don’t allow new manufactured housing in some residential areas. ...
The bill says that counties cannot adopt or enforce zoning regulations that exclude manufactured homes from being located on individual lots in areas zoned for single-family residential use.
The proposed law would make an exception for historic districts “where uniform aesthetic and design standards are imposed or in any other area where the county has a compelling interest in preserving aesthetic and design standards.”