Residents of Hilltop Mobile Home Park organizing to preserve park

Residents of Hilltop Mobile Home Park organizing to preserve park

November 8, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Given a February deadline to vacate the park land, residents of the Hilltop Mobile Home Park in State College, PA are using a website to advocate for the preservation of the park and the rights of manufactured housing owners statewide. The website, entitled “Save Hilltop,” can be viewed by clicking here.

Below is a September press article with further details on the possible sale of the park land.

Centre Daily Times

September 12, 2012

By Matt Carroll

Residents of Hilltop mobile home park in College Township said Wednesday they have been given a February deadline to move out.

Michelle Corey said she and her neighbors were informed of the Feb. 23 deadline in a certified letter sent Sept. 7.

Earlier this month, the residents received a letter from Hilltop owners Kenneth Mayes and his sister, Sharon Mayes, informing them the park had been sold and would be closing.

It was the second time in two months that residents of a State College-area mobile home park have been told to find new homes.

Residents of the Penn State mobile home park on North Atherton Street in Patton Township were told in August they have a year to find alternative living arrangements.

When reached by phone Wednesday, Sharon Mayes said, “It’s the company’s policy not to comment,” before hanging up on a reporter.

No sale documents had been filed at the Centre County Courthouse as of Wednesday afternoon.

College Township officials have said that if new owners want to redevelop the site as something different, they would have to request that it be rezoned. The site is zoned as “mobile home park.”

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