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Pearl hopes to distinguish its ban on filling mobile home lots from Richland’s

By TED CARTER A Mississippi Supreme Court ruling that struck down a similar land-use policy in Richland has not dissuaded Pearl from heading to court to stop Grove Acres Mobile Home Community from refilling vacant lots. The city’s elected leaders have authorized City Attorney James Bobo to continue to defend the mobile home ban in Madison-Rankin Circuit Court and to appeal ...

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Critics say Pearl out to eliminate mobile homes and apartments – not safeguard them

Pearl is taking dramatic — and some say unprecedented and unconstitutional – steps to rid the city of manufactured homes and to downsize existing apartment complexes. October brought requirements that manufactured home parks and rental complexes build community storm shelters able to accommodate all residents and withstand the force of a F-2 tornado. In addition, the City mandated apartment complexes ...

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Challenging times ahead for Pearl’s manufactured home residents, apartment complex owners

A proclamation from Gov. Phil Bryant declaring October “Manufactured Home Month” noted the factory-built dwellings provide housing for 507,000 Mississippians. But there could soon be manufactured housing for far fewer people in Pearl, a Rankin County city of about 25,000 residents. Public safety and a desire to keep non-conforming land uses from “going on forever” are behind expansive zoning changes ...

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