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Peoria, AZ – Nan Cords says she chose to call Apollo Village home only after being assured that recreational vehicles would not share space with the manufactured-home lots in the 1970s retirement community. But more than a year ago, she and others in the 261-lot community on the northeastern corner of 99th and Peoria avenues noticed RVs parked where there should be only manufactured homes. Equity LifeStyle Properties, the owner of Apollo Village, had leased the space to RV owners. And it was done without a special permit the city requires.

About six RVs are parked in the manufactured-home community. At the peak, during the Super Bowl in 2008. there were about 20, according to resident Floyd Krause.

Peoria planners say zoning would allow a limited number of RVs on the property if a conditional use permit is obtained. Equity LifeStyle Properties filed a retroactive application for such a permit, and staff is recommending approval to the Planning and Zoning Commission next week.

City planners have placed some caveats to mitigate negative impacts on the neighbors. But dozens of residents plan to attend the planning meeting to protest, saying the RVs are loud, damage the community’s roads and were never part of the deal.
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