Any home improvement that can be seen from the street or a neighbors property needs to have a home improvement form completed and approved before the project starts. Once your completed Home Project form, drawings and sample materials (if required) are returned to the Association office, the Architectural Committee will review your paperwork and provide you an answer at their next regular monthly meeting. If you need more immediate approval, please state so with a cover letter and the committee will make an attempt to give you an answer within the week.
Below are the colors pre-approved by the Architectural Committee. You can also use these colors as a guide and pick your own color. Just be sure to attach samples to your home improvement form. Even if using a pre-approved color you need to turn in a home improvement form before starting your project. These samples are also available for viewing in the office.
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What needs approval: Only those changes which can be seen from the street or a neighbors’ property.
Who needs to sign: The Home Project form must be signed by an owner of the property. Tenants are not permitted to submit Home Project forms.
When to submit: In many cases, the city will require HOA approval before you receive your permit, so it is always a good idea to bring the project to the HOA before contacting the city or an architect.
Permits: No work shall be done without the appropriate permit from the City of San Jose, when applicable.
Plans and Drawings: When you turn in your Home Project form, any plans or drawings you can provide will be very helpful and aid the committee in providing you a timely approval.
House Paint or Stains: Colors should be muted earth tones. Several pre-approved Kelly Moore colors are available in the office for your review. If you are requesting a color that has not been pre-approved, please submit paint swatches with your form. If your house is a color that is not currently approved, you must use an approved color the next time you paint.
Front Yard Landscaping: Submit a drawing of what changes you will be making, showing materials, colors, etc. City of San Jose regulations limit paved areas, including walkways and driveways to less than 50% of the front yard. So, be sure to measure. City regulations require a weed block fabric under any decorative rock or bark. If colored concrete or stones will be used on the driveway, walkway, retaining wall, etc, please provide a brochure showing the color or provide a sample. Landscaping should not encroach on the sidewalks or on to your neighbor’s property.
Fences & Gates: The preferred material is wood or wood substitute. Plastic is not allowed. Fence height should be no less than the existing fence with a maximum of 8 feet. Fences require city permits. Under no circumstances, should your backyard be visible from the street through the fence, thus wrought iron and chain link gates/fences are inappropriate. If you intend to paint or stain the fence or gates, you must use approved house colors
Replacement Roofs: If you are replacing your roof, please remember that the roof material must have no less than a Thirty (30) year life. Always provide a sample of the material with your request.
Backyard Construction: No structure (storage building, etc) may be built which will be visible from any other Association member’s lot without HOA approval and a City permit, when applicable. No temporary structure (garage canopies, etc) should be installed in the front or rear yard
Exterior Remodeling, add-ons or additions: If remodeling includes a change to the front façade of the house, elevation or size of home, please submit plans to the Association before submitting to the City of San Jose
Second Story Additions: To stay in compliance with original plans for the community, second story windows may not overlook the backyard of neighboring properties
Solar Systems: Please submit a plan, and brochure showing the style and color of the panels