Architectural Control – FAQ
Do I need written approval to proceed with construction?
Yes. The Architectural Review Board will write a letter of approval once your plans are sufficient.
Can you look at my plans before they are completed by my designer?
Yes. We encourage that you send us preliminary drawings before your designer gets deep into the construction documents. This way we can let you know if you are heading in the wrong direction.
Do I need to have a registered architect draw my plans?
No, but we do require that plans be properly drawn by a design professional (draftsman, designer, or architect). A sketch from the contractor is usually not sufficient.
I’m only changing X on my house, do I need to get this approved?
Any modification to the exterior of the home needs to have approval from the Architectural Review Board.
When can I start clearing my lot?
When you have written approval from the Architectural Review Board.
I would like to remove some trees from my yard. What do I need to submit?
Please submit a) a copy of your plat designating the location, species, and caliper of the trees to be removed, b) pictures of the trees to be removed, and c) a statement explaining why you want to remove the trees.
What are the setbacks for my lot?
Setbacks vary from lot to lot, depending on several variables. Please call the Architectural Review Board for setbacks specific to your lot.
How many sets of plans do I need to submit for review?
Please provide two sets. We will keep one set for verification purposes after construction is complete. We will provide the second set back after review with any notations or sketches that may need to be followed during construction. Sets can be provided digitally via email.
What is the expected turnaround time for plan review?
Plan reviews are typically completed 1-2 weeks after all required documents are submitted. Plans are reviewed during Architectural Review Board (ARB) meetings that are usually held every other Thursday. Please call for the exact date and time of the next ARB meeting.
What happens if my plans are not approved?
We will provide detailed feedback on why the plans weren’t approved and what changes need to be made in order for the plans to be approved. Redrawn plans incorporating our feedback can be resubmitted for another review.
Do approvals expire?
Generally speaking, approvals do not expire. However, if you are aware of any delays or postponements to the project, please let the Architectural Review Board know.