The owner, Mary Crowley, 71, has requested a variance to allow for the extension of the existing non-conforming
use for the 2.64-acre existing mobile home park on Old Atlanta Road. The site is zoned R-1 (single family residential) but has been a mobile home park for at least 50 years and was owned and operated by her husband since 1980 before he died in October from cancer.
“I am just asking that the mobile home park be able to operated a full capacity,” Crowley told the Spalding County Board of Appeals Thursday night.
She is not able to use seven of the 16 lots since they have been vacant and not in use for more than 12 months and by county code, the non-conforming use is no longer permitted. She said the lots are mixed through the park and there is no other use for the property.
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