ARCHITECTURAL COMPLIANCE AND BENCHMARKING
As the community approached 25 years in age, the unplanned diversity - mismatching garage doors, roofs, fences, front doors - motivated the owners to take action and a slow, steady, phased-in architectural compliance / recovery effort was initiated.
2006: An ACC committee was formed (4 owners at-large) to study the problem, take inventory, research materials/colors. This website was originated in 2006 by the ACC committee as a means to share information, solicit feedback and ideas on solving the problem from 2006 - 2009.
2009: Voluntary guidelines were established at a mid-year meeting of the owners.
2011: Owners vote to establish architectural standards (Building Standards and Design Requirements). Building standards were initially identified for roofs, garage doors, and fences.
2012: After four community-wide meetings on the amendments, the owners voted to make the architectural standards legally binding as part of the deed restrictions for every home and tasked the Association to communicate, enforce these requirements and benchmark progress. Building standards were expanded to include roof, siding and trim, garage doors, fences, front doors, windows, and satellite dishes and antennas. Design standards were established for paint and lampposts.
Phase-in: As discussed in the four community-wide meetings, enforcement would be phased-in so that the community could comfortably come up to speed. The initial focus was education and roofs. It then rolled out to garage doors (getting them to match in color and style, helping owners with vender selection). Enforcement of lampposts, fences and satellite dishes was phased-in during 2014.
There has been 100% compliance on roof and garage doors, roof, siding and trim, garage doors, fences, front doors, and windows since the mandatory requirements went into effect in 2013. As neighbors, we worked together.
Click folders to see violation lists, photos, letters
Benchmarking roofs: Since 2013 when voluntary standards (and later manditory standards) went into effect, there has been 100% compliance. Since 2009 the community has improved from 35% of roofs matching the builders standard to 83%. Thanks go out to all 44 owners who installed Heather Blend manufactured by the CertainTeed Corporation and made this possible.
Currently 105, 1601, 1607, 1609, 1612, 1903, 1905, 1909, 1913, 1917, 1919, 1922, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2015, and 2021 do not meet the standard and will need to change when they make their next roof replacement. The red color signifies homes that put in the wrong roof material after the mandatory standards / legal requirements were adopted.
Benchmarking garage doors: Since 2013 when mandatory standards went into effect, there has been 100% compliance with the standards. Currently, 46% of homes comply with the community required standard.
Currently 100, 102, 104, 110, 114, 116, 118, 120, 122, 1500, 1502, 1506, 1508, 1510, 1512, 1522, 1526, 1601, 1604, 1608, 1609, 1610, 1611, 1615, 1617, 1618, 1619, 1621, 1623, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1916, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1922, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021 will need to change styles to meet the standard when they make their next door replacement (yellow). The red color signifies homes that put in paneled doors after the mandatory standards / legal requirements were adopted for flat panel doors.
Grandfathered variances have been documented by satellite and ground photo
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Benchmarking lampposts: 70% of the community has lamp posts which measure +80" and are in full compliance.
There are 11 posts in the subdivision are very short - between 66'' and 70'' and way below standard: 101, 103, 105, 115, 119, 121, 123, 1506, 1508, 1510, and 1518. These posts are grandfathered and will need to be taller when repairs are necessary.
We have 3 broken posts (1500, 1610, 1907), down from 19 in 2014, and 2 without power and in violation today. and 1907
Note: The Association upkeep on the bulbs and sensors is going well. On average, 98% of the lamp post are burning each night, up from 90% two years ago, and up from 76% four years ago. 100% of posts have a standardized very low energy LED bulb.
Benchmarking fences: The owners have made a lot of progress with fences as new installations with top rails and in the BlackFox color are seen more and more.
There are currently two new fences (1501, 1607) that need to be painted/stained. The Association is working closely to get these fences resolved.
There are also one fences in serious disrepair (113) and courtesy letters have gone out. This fence needs to be replaced and upgraded.
Benchmarking paint Color: After the annual paint cycle this in 2016, 100% of the community will match in color - Sherwin William's Toasty with BlackFox trim. It has taken eight years to phase in the new colors.
Visible Satellite Dishes: Many satellite dishes are still visible from the street - quite a few are not even in service - just remnants from another time.
Current violators include: 112, 116, 1500, 1501, 1510, 1512, 1604, 1610, 1615, 1619, 1620, 1909, 1913, 2009, and 2011.
The Association is working with owners to get this devices relocated or removed. Service providers typically move dishes at no charge for active services. If it is a "dead dish", please contact the board. We are arranging for a dish removal weekend - $20 per removal - to help expedite the clean-up.
Approval Required Prior to Exterior Repairs
The architectural standards are listed in your deed in the covenants and restrictions, they are listed on this web site, and are they are posted publicly on the mailboxes (short form).
All exterior repair and construction requires written approval by the Board of Directors prior to the delivery of materials and the commencement of work. The purpose of this approval is to insure that Members are aware of the building standards and design requirements and to prevent BS&DS violations. Ignorance of the Building Standards and Design Requirements is not a basis for a waiver.
Submit an exterior repair for review: