April 14, 2016

Architectural Control: Perfect Compliance Except Fences

We have had 100% compliance on the "big 2"  building standards (roof and garage doors) since the mandatory requirements went into effect in 2013! Neighbors working together!

We haven't been as successful with new fences and the installations of satellite dishes and currently have 4 new fence installations that are in violation of the standards. We are working with the owners. In all 4 violations there was no architectural approval requested - these violations could have been avoided had there been this communication.  Building standards include roof, siding and trim, garage doors, fences, front doors, windows, and satellite dishes and antennas.

Roofs: Since 2009, together as a community, we have improved from having 35% of roofs matching the builder’s standard to now having 79% matching the builder’s standard. Every roof installed since 2009 has been Heather Blend manufactured by the CertainTeed Corporation. Thanks go out to all 43 owners who made this possible.  

Garage Doors: We have had 100% compliance since the mandatory standards started January 1, 2013. We have a long to go on unity - the community is currently with 51% of homes matching the building standard.

Fences: We currently have four new fences (116, 1500, 1501, 1906) that were installed incorrectly since the standards became mandatory. There are two fences in serious disrepair (113, 1607).

Visible Satellite Dishes: As the architectural control has been slowly phased in since 2009, this year we are turning our attention to satellite dishes visible from the street. This one of the easier issue to resolve and the service provider will often relocate the dish at no charge to the owner.  Violation letters have gone out to: 112, 116, 1500, 1501, 1510, 1512, 1522, 1604, 1610, 1615, 1619, 1620, 1909, 1913, 2009, 2011, and 2019.  As a reminder please be sure that when any satellite dish or antenna is installed that the installer knows that should not be visible from the street.

Architectural control progress can be monitored here:

Future "improving compliance and infrastructure" programs under consideration include:
  • Another lamppost replacement program
  • A lamppost address number sign program
  • Another window replacement program
  • A fence replacement program
  • A fence top rail, and fence painting programs 
  • A concrete repairs program (when road construction begins).