Posted by Joe G. on March 23, 2003 at 11:46:51:
In Reply to: Re: I have a great idea posted by David on March 22, 2003 at 14:34:00:
I donít think that will get past the zoning commission.
The solution used in rural areas is now called manufactured housing but was called mobile homes when I used it.
These are also not allowed in most metro areas where affordable housing is needed most.
Check the web and you will find 600 plus sq. ft. 2 bedroom, full bath, all appliances, completely furnished etc. for $20,000 (without land or set up). 1,000 plus sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 2 bath, all appliances, completely furnished for $32.000.
I understand that someone with a $500,000 house would not want a $50,000 double wide next door that was not as grand but just as good. It might make him look foolish and lower the tax base. That is why we need zoning laws. Government involvement has banned affordable housing. More Government is not the answer.
I saw a proposal years ago for modular housing mounted in what looked like industrial storage racks.
Stacked 3 high, for good land usage in the city, the mobile home could be like an instant apartment building. I remember thinking that if it was a real proposal they would not have used such an ugly picture. The basic idea, with a little rework, seems to have merit.
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