EVALUATION GUIDELINES FOR:
ACCESSORY BUILDINGS AND GAZEBOS
Rule Adopted: April 21, 1997
Rule Revised: February xx, 2003
COMMITTEE EVALUATION PHILOSOPHY:
Accessory buildings, including gazebos, should be constructed to compliment the neighborhood and primary residence. Buildings should be located away from areas that are visible from the front of the home or the interior neighborhood roadways.
Finishes must meet the criteria below. Glossy or reflective finishes will not be permitted.
“Standard” wood and shingle buildings that meet the criteria below will generally be approved.
Vinyl or polymer storage buildings will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Metal or aluminum buildings will NOT be approved.
Buildings constructed of exotic materials, that are dissimilar to residential construction in the neighborhood will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, but will generally NOT be approved.
ALL accessory buildings, including Gazebos, are considered “improvements” and require PRIOR Architectural Committee approval.
SPECIFIC COMMITTEE RULES:
CONSTRUCTION: Per Restriction Sections 4.05/4.08 and 7.06/6.07 the building must be compatible with the design and materials used in the single family residential structure (see these sections for specific wording). Thus:
• Sidewall construction must be made of wood, brick or vinyl similar to the residence.
• Asphalt shingles, if used, must be similar to the residential structure in type and color. Other types of roofing will be evaluated on a case-by case basis
• Metal and aluminum buildings are considered incompatible and will not be approved.
• Other types of construction will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
• All Accessory Buildings, including gazebos, require prior Architectural Committee review and approval.
SIZE: Per Restriction Section 4.05/4.08 the Detached Building may be no greater than 10% of the floor area of the single family residence and may not be greater than 1 story high (see these sections for specific wording). Thus:
• The Detached Building must meet the above floor size requirements.
• No Detached Building may exceed 12 feet in height from its lowest point at ground level to its tallest point.
DRAINAGE: No Detached Building may interfere with the established drainage pattern over the owner’s or any other property. Detached Buildings shall be located to prevent ground and roof runoff from impacting adjacent properties.
• Accessory building color shall match that of the primary residence. Shingles shall match the primary residence.
• Bright or contrasting colors, including gloss finishes, will not be approved.
• The use of other colors and finishes shall be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
• Repainting or re-roofing of the exterior of a structure, in a color or finish that does not match the original color and material for that structure, requires prior approval of the Architectural Committee.
• Repainting or re-roofing of an approved, non grandfathered, accessory building in the same color and material does not require prior approval of the Architectural Committee.
• Repainting, reroofing, or major repair to Improvements that were “grandfathered” with variances when the Association was formed in 1995 requires prior approval of the Architectural Committee.
All improvements require Architectural Committee approval PRIOR to construction or modification! The following must be submitted:
• A Site plan or scale drawing showing location on the lot, including the building footprint and distances from the edge of the lot. If wider than the structure, the roof-edge outline shall be shown on the plan.
• A building floor plan, brochure, or specific description including style, profile and dimensions. This description shall also show specific building height.
• Specific information showing type of sidewall construction and color, as well as roofing type and color shall be provided.
• Samples of materials must be submitted upon request.
KNOWN REGULATIONS BY OTHER AGENCIES:
• Buildings may be subject to: Setbacks, Easements, Drainage, and Impervious Cover.
• City of Pflugerville Building Permit may be required.
This Rule revised and adopted February xx, 2003 by the Springbrook Owners Association, Architectural Committee.