Considering putting in a fence, pool, landscaping, home addition, etc.? Before making changes, remember you are living in a deed restricted community.
Changes and improvements need to adhere to the bylaws and guidelines (available under the "Documents" page) and need to be approved by the Architectural Review Board (ARB). The declarant (developer) has assigned responsibility of architectural review for all improvements and changes to the board of trustees. Please see ARB application forms on the "Documents" page.
Also be aware that the owner is responsible for obtaining any necessary township and/or county permits. Contact each entity to be sure....before you start.
New Construction Landscaping:
Homes which began construction after 10/1/06 - If your plans are ready prior to occupation of the home, they should be submitted to the developer for approval. If they are ready after occupation of the home, they should be submitted to the ARB for approval.
Homes which began construction prior to 10/1/06 - Submit initial landscape plans to the developer.
Escrow deposits are not currently being collected from the developer or the ARB.
Excerpts from the declarations:
Buyers will have their Lot landscaped within six (6) months after buyer has taken possession of his home except homes occupied between May 1 and October 1, in which case the landscaping shall take place within sixty (60) days after occupancy.
5.2 Declarant's Plan Approval
(a) No grading or landscaping shall be performed on any Lot, nor shall any building or structure nor any addition thereto nor any alteration thereof be erected, reconstructed, placed or suffered to remain upon any Lot unless and until two (2) copies (one of which may be permanently retained by Declarant) of plans and specifications...has been furnished to and approved in writing by Declarant.