Architecture

Revised May 10, 2016
 

Rules and Policies

Article XII of the CC&R’s establishes an Architectural Committee which has the “exclusive right, exercisable in its sole discretion, to promulgate and amend written rules and regulations on construction and approve plans, specifications, and plot plans.” The CC&R’s also provide that the authority of the Architectural Committee “includes, but is not limited to structures, fixtures, radio antennae, … walls, fences, copings, awnings, sunshades, flagpoles, landscaping, and any and all other related matters.”

TV satellite dishes and broadband antennae are becoming popular. The limitations of the CC&Rs generally do not prohibit such installations providing they are not visible from the street. The Architecture Committee will work with homeowners to accommodate such installations within the above limitations.

The CC&R’s provide that “All decisions of such Architectural Committee are final.”

Any change as described above should be approved by the Architecture Committee. This prevents questions being raised in the future as to whether or not something you have done to enhance your home was consistent with the CC&Rs and/or By-Laws.

EVERY HOMEOWNER IS URGED TO CONTACT THE ARCHITECTURE COMMITTEE PRIOR TO UNDERTAKING ANY LANDSCAPE OR STRUCTURAL CHANGE OR ADDITION. THIS WILL AVOID THE POSSIBILITY OF HAVING TO MAKE POSSIBLY COSTLY CHANGES.

Architectural standards have been published in the SMVE Newsletter and on the Architecture Forms. The articles below have been extracted from newsletters, consolidated policy documents, and other sources. This list does not include all architectural policies, may not be fully updated, and may contain errors or omissions. The smve.org website is very much a work in progress as changes are still being made. We will adjust the website in an ongoing fashion as necessary.

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