Architecture & Landscape Review

 

 

 

 

Architecture & Landscape Review

The DVCA Declaration of Covenants, adopted in 2017, provides for two committees to oversee new construction, modifications, and landscaping in Deerlake Village. In accordance with their charters, the committees have these stated purposes and goals.

Landscape Review Committee
• To promote landscape design in Deerlake that will preserve the natural environmental beauty and healthy living that exists here.
•  To maintain standards as outlined in the Deerlake Covenants and Rules and Regulations, in regards to landscaping in Deerlake.

Architectural Review Committee
•  To assist Deerlake Community property owners in the planning, building and completion of new structures and designated modifications to existing structures within the general architectural parameters of established Deerlake Community homes, regulations of the City of Brevard and any other applicable regulatory body, and to preserve the natural environmental beauty and healthy living that exists here.
• To abide by the Covenants, the Rules and Regulations, and the New Construction/ Modifications Standards in decision making regarding new-home construction and modification to existing structures. (The decisions of the committee are not bound or restricted by any precedent relating to existing residential construction/landscape on any other lot within Deerlake Village. No implied warranties of good workmanship, design, habitability, quality, fitness for purpose of merchantability shall arise as a result of any plans, specifications, standards, or approvals made or published by the Architectural Review Committee or its successors.)

The following documents provide guidance for DVCA MEMBERS in Landscape and Architectural Modification and New Construction needs:

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Landscape Review Committee (LRC) request form procedure:

Before you submit a request to the Landscape Review Committee (LRC), please read Part 8 of the Rules and Regulations first (link at the bottom of this web page). Note that replacing or adding normal shrubbery does not require committee approval.

LRC forms (and any attachments) may be submitted in either of two ways:

1) Electronically

a. Open the link (bottom of this page) and save the form as a pdf to your computer
b. Fill out the form online
c. Attach to an email and send to the committee address: lrc@deerlakevillage.org
d. If you have drawings or photos representing what you are requesting to plant or modify, please send those as attachments with your request. (note: use your scanner, or phone to scan or take a photo of your attachment and save it to your computer).

2) Manually

a. Leave the completed form and any attachments in the red folder in the cupboard in the clubhouse. Blank forms are available.
b. To expedite LRC review (the folder is not checked daily), please notify the LRC chair via email at lrc@deerlakevillage.org or telephone (using the Deerlake roster)

Note that LRC schedules visits on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month-usually in the afternoons. A Landscape Review Committee member will contact you to set up an appointment.

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Architectural Review Committee (ARC) request form procedure:

Before you submit a request to the Architectural Review Committee (ARC), please read Part 10 of the Rules and Regulations first (link at the bottom of this web page).

ARC Request-to-Modify forms (and any attachments) may be submitted in either of two ways:

1) Electronically

a. Open the link (bottom of this page) and save the form as a pdf to your computer.
b. Fill out the form online.
c. Attach to an email and send to the committee address: arc@deerlakevillage.org
d. If you have sample colors or brochure photos representing what you are requesting to install, please send those as attachments with your request. (note: use your scanner, or phone to scan or take a photo of your attachment and save it to your computer).

2) Manually: submit via the red folder located in the cupboard in the clubhouse. Leave the completed form and any attachments in the folder. To expedite ARC review, it would be best to notify the ARC Co-Chair for Modifications to Existing Homes of your application by phone (using the Deerlake roster) or email at arc@deerlakevillage.org

NOTE: New home construction and modifications to existing homes may require visits and different levels of communication depending on the projects.

New Home Construction (Part 9 of the Rules and Regulations)
Potential lot owners contemplating new home construction are highly encouraged to contact the ARC Co-Chair for New Home Construction directly by phone (using the Deerlake roster) or email to discuss communication requirements: arc@deerlakevillage.org