Guideline No. 14 — Doors and Garage Doors

An Exterior Alteration Application must be submitted for all door and garage door changes to include additions, addition of stone or masonry trim; color or design change or variation of color; material, or style changes.

Application Requirements

The application must include:

  • Diagrammed plot plan indicating location of door (s).
    Note: Applications without a diagrammed plot plan will not be accepted.
  • Description of colors and color wheel or actual color on door material.
  • Description of and brochure of any stone or masonry to be used.
  • Description of current trim and siding color.
  • Description of current house style.
  • Description of door style if door is to be changed.
  • Manufacturer’s drawing and or photograph for all replacement doors.
Approval

Your application will most likely be approved if the following conditions are met:

  1. Style of door is compatible with the house style and blends with neighboring houses.
  2. The door(s) match the color of the house siding, exterior door trim or trim.
  3. Use of differing material and styles will be reviewed on a case- by-case basis.

NOTE: Style changes to garage doors must be compatible with the design and color of the existing garage door and trim. Treatments that draw attention to the garage doors, i.e., mirrored glass or ornate decoration on or around the door will not be permitted.

Guideline No. 23 – Gutters and Downspouts – Fast Track Available

 An Exterior Alteration Application must be submitted for new gutters and downspouts. 

Gutters and downspouts provide a water management system when designed appropriately, avoids exterior damage to the structure, soil erosion, and may not exacerbate stormwater runoff into neighbors’ dwellings. Drainage, overflow, and stormwater runoff shall not be discharged directly into neighboring properties. Replacement of existing gutters and downspouts, provided there are no color changes, does not require an application.

Application Requirements
  • A diagrammed site (plot) plan showing the location of the gutters and downspouts.
    Note: Applications without a diagrammed plot plan will not be accepted.
  • Description of the house color and trim, and a paint sample showing the proposed color blends with the current colors of the dwelling.
  • Description of material change, if applicable.

Guideline No. 24 – Heating and Air Conditioning (Exterior)

An Exterior Alteration Application must be submitted for new exterior heating and air conditioning units including relocation of equipment and apparatus used with same.

Application Requirements

The application must include:

  • Diagrammed (plot) plan showing the location of the unit and related equipment.
    Note: Applications without a diagrammed plot plan will not be accepted.
  • Description of all equipment with dimensions.
  • Manufacturer’s drawing and/or photograph, if available.
Approval

New units will most likely be approved if the following criteria are met:

  1. Units are screened from the street while allowing proper airflow. See GUIDELINE No.47—SCREENING.
  2. Units are located as close to the rear of the house as possible.
  3. Placement and or size will not create a substantial acoustical or visual impact on adjacent property owners and not violate the criteria established in the Final Development Plans (FDP) if the unit is being relocated.
  4. Units are not window or wall mounted air conditioners. These requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Guideline No. 30 – Lighting (Exterior) – Fast Track Available

An Exterior Alteration Application must be submitted for all changes to outside light fixtures and for additional exterior lights including spotlights.

Application Requirements

The application must include:

  • Diagrammed site (plot) plan showing the location of the exterior light placement.
    Note: Applications without a diagrammed plot plan will not be accepted.
  • Statement as to the architectural style of the home and the proposed lighting.
  • The style, size, and wattage of proposed light fixtures.
  • Manufacturer’s drawing and/or photograph.
Approval

 Your application will most likely be approved if the following criteria are met:

  1. Exterior lighting does not illuminate adjacent property or public open space.
  2. Placement of lighting is not intrusive to surrounding properties.
  3. Exterior lighting is aesthetically planned for the location.

NOTE: The RHAC, upon receipt of a complaint that a light from a neighboring property is disturbing them, shall require that the resident with the light adjust it, if the RHAC deems this necessary. 

Breaking Ground?

It is recommended that before any digging is initiated the applicant call “Miss Utility” (l-800-257-7777) for existing locations of utilities.