North Fresno’s troubled La Hacienda Mobile Estates is shutting down within the following year.
Harmony Communities, the owners of the community that was formerly known as Trails End Mobile Home Park, told residents late last week that the park will close.
The backstory: An April 2021 fire that killed one resident while sending two others to the hospital sparked a whole host of intrigue into the mobile home park. Just two months later the mobile home park had another fire that destroyed three homes.
- Following both fires, the city took over the responsibility of enforcing health and safety codes at local mobile home parks from the state.
- Last May, Harmony Communities completed the $1.7 million purchase of Trails End and has served many eviction notices to residents ever since.
- Another controversy that surrounded the mobile home park came directly with Harmony Communities, who used a prank name – Heywood Jablóm – in response to local media.
The big picture: According to a report from Fresnoland, Harmony is closing the park due to the critical structural issues at La Hacienda.
- The plan is to list the property as soon as possible for sale or find a partner to develop the property.
- Residents have 12 months to either remove or sell their mobile homes and vacate the property.
What we’re watching: A possible buyer for the La Hacienda property could be Derrel’s Mini Storage, which already has a location next to the mobile home park.
- Derrel’s Mini Storage owner Darrell Ridenour told GV Wire that he would be interested in purchasing the property if the price is reasonable.
What they’re saying: While the city has not taken any public action regarding the upcoming closure of La Hacienda Mobile Estates, Mayor Jerry Dyer told reporters at an unrelated press conference Wednesday that his administration would meet with City Attorney Andrew Janz to determine what the city’s options are, if any, to deal with the situation.