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ORANGE COUNTY <br />BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br />ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br />Meeting Date: January 23, 2018 <br />Action Agenda <br />Item No. 6 -c <br />1 <br />SUBJECT: Comprehensive Plan and Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Amendment <br />Outline and Schedule — Millhouse Road Park Site Zoning Atlas Amendment <br />DEPARTMENT: Planning and Inspections <br />ATTACHMENT(S): <br />1. Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) <br />Amendment Outline Form <br />2. Millhouse Road Park Site Future Land Use <br />Map <br />INFORMATION CONTACT: <br />Craig Benedict, Director, 919 - 245 -2575 <br />Michael Harvey, Planner III, 919 - 245 -2597 <br />Ashley Moncado, Planner ll, 919 - 245 -2589 <br />Sherrill Hampton, Director, 919 - 245 -2490 <br />PURPOSE: To consider and approve process components and schedule for a government - <br />initiated an amendment to the Zoning Atlas regarding the rezoning of the Millhouse Road Park <br />site from RB (Rural Buffer) to Home Park Conditional Zoning District (HP -CZD). If approved, <br />Orange County staff will pursue the hiring of a professional consultant /design firm to submit the <br />required conditional zoning district application. <br />BACKGROUND: For many years, there has been interest in addressing the vulnerability of <br />residents living in manufactured home parks in Orange County. The Orange County Board of <br />Commissioners allocated $1 million in the FY2015 -16 budget process to address preservation <br />and retention of manufactured homes parks and /or to assist in the acquisition of property and <br />land banking for future residential development as an affordable housing alternative. During the <br />FY2016 -17 budget process, the BOCC allocated another $1 million to the land banking <br />program. <br />Following the establishment of the land banking program and designated funding from Orange <br />County, local housing partners began to discuss and evaluate the opportunities and obstacles in <br />redeveloping an existing manufactured home park or developing new affordable housing <br />addressing the needs of park residents at risk. Orange County Habitat for Humanity invited <br />interested, local individuals to form an informal ad hoc committee that became known as the <br />Mobile Home Park Work Group. At the November 20, 2017 BOCC Meeting, the Mobile Home <br />Park Work Group presented the Mobile Home Park Survey Report and mobile home park <br />recommendations to the Board. These items both identified the need of providing affordable <br />housing options in the Towns and to locating displaced manufactured home park residents close <br />to their existing communities in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Sherrill Hampton, Orange County <br />Housing Director, is leading this effort. <br />More recently, due to the potential redevelopment of existing parks in the Town of Chapel Hill, <br />Orange County has explored the opportunity to locate displaced manufactured home park <br />residents on County owned property near the town. One site identified for a future manufactured <br />home park is the Millhouse Road Park site which is north of Eubanks Road and south of NC 86. <br />Currently, this 78 -acre site (comprised of two parcels) is zoned RB (Rural Buffer). <br />