As most homeowners know, architectural changes to their home and lot require approval by the SMVE Architecture Committee (AC). But what is an “architectural change” and what standards does the AC apply when considering a request? Over the summer, the Architecture Committee and the SMVE Board have been working to make the answers to those questions clearer. We have rewritten the Architecture page on the website to help answer your questions. A new Architectural Design Notes document provides details on the standards for frequently requested changes. Please read these notes when thinking about a project so that you know what criteria the AC applies when evaluating a change request.
✉ by Guy Scharf, Chair, Architecture Committee