The Huntington Beach Planning Commission denied a request to convert a mobile home park from rental to residential ownership on the grounds that approving the conversion would allow further encroachment on public property.
The City Council also voted unanimously last week to file a lawsuit against Pacific Mobile Home Park, which has 252 lots.
The owner of the Huntington Street mobile home park has applied to subdivide the property, which would allow the park's residents to buy the lots under their coaches.
Over the years, parts of the coaches and accessories of the coaches, like overhanging patios, have crept toward Huntington Street, encroaching on the sidewalk and street, said City Atty. Jennifer McGrath.
"The case that we're filing is designed to preserve the city's right to improve the street," she said. "However, there are no plans to do that, and we're not planning on removing the coaches. That would be up to the park owner how to fix it."