Architectural Review Committee Members:

The Board of Directors

Architectural Review Committee

(ARC)

 

  • The ARC, together with Canton Ordinances and Ordinance Officer support, strives to meet the objective of maintaining a consistent, high quality, neighborhood appearance.

 

  • The ARC reviews plans supplied by the Owner for changes in the exterior appearance of the house, landscaping, or lot to ensure all proposed changes meet the guidelines of the Declaration of  Covenants & Restrictions.

ARC Process​ Summary

  1. Preliminary plans may be submitted to the ARC for Preliminary Approval

  2. The preliminary plans are reviewed by the ARC and approved or denied

  3. After preliminary plans are approved, the Owner submits final plans for approval

  4. After final plans are reviewed and approved, the Owner may begin work

See the Declaration of Covenants & Restrictions, Article V. for all the details.

During the review process the ARC may request changes. The Owner is welcome to meet with the Board to discuss alternatives before work begins.

Considerations of the ARC

Specific reasons for Approval and Disapproval of plans may be found in the Declaration of Covenants & Restrictions; Article V; Section 5.

Below are a few items for consideration:

  1. CHANGE GRADE:

    1. ​The ARC must be advised of ANY CHANGES IN GRADE on the lot which may affect the Storm Drainage.

  2. EXTERIOR COLORS:

    1. Changes to exterior colors of the roof, siding, trim, and windows require submitting accurate color samples to the ARC for approval.

    2. The ARC recommends keeping color schemes in the "as-built" appearance.

    3. It is also acceptable to use colors of other "as-built" color schemes as long as one meets the requirements of Declaration of Covenants & Restrictions, Article VI, Section 6, Similar Elevations.

    4. Color schemes that deviate from this will be considered if the colors used are what is normally considered a "neutral, earth tone".  

  3. TREES:

    1. The ARC needs to be advised before adding or removing trees from the right-of-way (between the sidewalk and the street).

  4. REGULAR MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR:

    1. No approval from the ARC is necessary if the maintenance does not change the exterior color, appearance, or grade.

 

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