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    COTO DE CAZA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

    "THE VILLAGE"

    ARCHITECTURAL GUIDELINES

    Revisions Approved June 19, 2013

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS Coto de Caza Community Association - The Village

    Section I: Extent of Architectural Control Committee Review ................. 1 A. Association Responsibilities 1

    B. Purpose of these Architectural Guidelines 1 C. Enforcement and Violations ................................................................... 1

    D. Amendments to Guidelines 1 E. Clarification or Additional Information 2 F. Submissions and Distribution 2 G. Inspection of Work 2 H. Inspections of Completed Improvements ...................................................... 2 I. Plan Approval Does not Denote Liability / Responsibility for Design ......... 3 Section II: Review, Approval and Inspection Procedure ........................ 4 A. Improvements/Change requests Must be Submitted on Standard Forms 4

    B. Architectural Control Committee has 45 Days to Approve or Disapprove Plan 4 C. Plans must be Clear, Complete and per Guidelines and Codes 4 D. Only Member (Owner) or Agent Can Submit Plans 5 E. Neighbor Awareness 5 F. Neighbor Protest 5 G. Appeals 5 H. Variances 6 I. Fee Requirements with Submittal 6 J. Failure to Submit Plans 7 K. Notice of Completion 8 Section III: Submission Standards ................................................................ 9 A. New Homes/Additions/Remodels/Exteriors Modifications .......................... 10 B. Exterior Color ............................................... 10

    C. Roofing/Skylights/Solar Panels ...................................................................... 10 D. Window/Door Replacement .................................................................. 10 E. Garage Door Replacement ............................. 10 F. Fences/Walls/Gates ............................. 10

    G. Landscape/Hardscape ..................................................................................... 11 H. Shade Structure/Awnings/Arbors/Gazebos/Play Houses/Patio Roofs ........... 12 I. Fireplaces/Fire Pits/Outdoor Kitchens ............................................................ 12 J. Spas, Pools and Water Features ...................................................................... 13 K. Air Conditioning ............................................................................................. 13 L. Noncommercial Flags, Banners and Signs ..................................................... 13

    M. Sports/Play Equipment ................................................................................... 14 Section IV: Site Development Guidelines ....................................................... 15

    A. Architectural Character 15 1. Heights 15 2. Setbacks 16 3. Lot Area Coverage 17 4. Garages 17 5. Grading and Drainage 17 6. Exterior Building Walls 18 7. Reflective Finishes 20 8. Windows and Doors 20 9. Chimneys as Part of Dwelling 20 10. Roofs 20 11. Diverters/Downspouts/Gutters 21 12. Flashing, Sheet Metal and Vents 21 13. Solar Panels/Mechanical Devices 21

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS Coto de Caza Community Association - The Village

    14. Sundecks 21 15. Antennae 21 16. Satellite Dish 22 17. Skylights 22 18. Screen Doors and Security Bars 22 19. Exterior Colors 22 20. Accessory Structures 24

    B. Landscape Character 24

    1. Hardscape and Landscape Structures 25 a. Driveways, Paved Areas and Parking Pads 25 b. Fences, Walls, Tubular Steel and Hedges 26 c. Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, Ponds and Fountains 28 d. Fireplaces / Fire Pits 28 e. Playground Equipment 28

    2. Irrigation 29 3. Planting 29

    a. Planting and Removal 29 b. Synthetic Turf 31 c. Common Area Adjacent to Roadways 31

    4. Exterior Lighting 32 5. Miscellaneous 32

    a. Flags/Banners/Signs 32 b. Landscape Ornamentation/Statuary 33 c. Trash Containers 33 d. Air Conditioners 33

    Section V: Greenbelt Encroachment ............................................................ 34

    A Greenbelt Encroachment 34 1. Non-Approvable Encroachment Modifications 34 2. Approvable Greenbelt Modifications 34 3. Maintenance of the Easement Area 35 4. Maximum Encroachment Guideline 35 5. Variances 35 6. Terrain Considerations 36

    Forms

    Exhibit A, General Conditions of Approval Protection of Adjacent Property Exhibit B, Home Improvement Form Exhibit C, Facing, Adjacent and Impacted Neighbor Notification Statement Exhibit D, Notice of Completion Exhibit E, Paint Submittal Example Exhibit F, Landscape Materials (Recommended and Invasive) Exhibit G, Site Plan Example Exhibit H, Illustrated Architectural Process Flow Exhibit I, Petra Geotechnical Site Plan Plate

  • EXTENT OF ARCHITECTURAL COMMITTEE REVIEW Coto de Caza Community Association - The Village

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    Section I: Extent of Architectural Control Committee Review:

    A. Association Responsibilities: One of the more important functions of Coto de Caza Community Association ("The Village") is enhancing the desirability and attractiveness of living in the community by preserving the architectural character of the Community. The Association is granted the power to administer and enforce architectural controls within the Community by Article VI of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions and Reservation of Easements for The Village (the "Declaration"), which recorded on February 4, 1970 in Book 9209, pages 277 through 291 in the Official Records of Orange County, California, as amended from time to time.

    The Association administers and enforces all architectural guidelines through the Architectural Control Committee as provided in Article VI of the Declaration. The Architectural Control Committee has the authority to (1) review and approve all plans and specifications for Improvements as described in Section VI of the Declaration; (2) establish and administer general architectural guidelines; and (3) assess fees, as set by the Board of Directors, for review and approval of proposed construction plans. The Association Board of Directors and Architectural Control Committee by majority vote have the sole authority to approve, approve with conditions or disapprove Applications. Board members and Committee members acting without majority vote, Community Management and agents of the Association have no authority to approve, approve with conditions or deny Applications.

    B. Purpose of these Architectural Guidelines: The purpose of the Architectural Guidelines/Rules is to preserve the architectural character of The Village. The Guidelines are intended to provide design and implementation criteria for use by the Architectural Control Committee, residents and their consultants in their review of architectural, landscaping or other Improvements subject to the Architectural Control Committees approval to ensure construction of Improvements have a high quality of appearance and are compatible in character and form with the community.

    C. Enforcement and Violations: No construction of, or modification to, exterior Improvements may be commenced without obtaining approval from the Association or the Architectural Control Committee in accordance with these Guidelines. Failure to obtain such approval may constitute a violation of the Declaration and could result in the Association requiring a modification or removal of the work (regardless of whether it has been completed) at the expense of the Owner. Failure by the Owner to perform such modification or removal when requested by the Association may subject the Owner to legal action by the Association in order to compel the Owners compliance. All residents have the right and the responsibility to bring to the attention of the Architectural Control Committee any violations of any provision or standard, which the Board of Directors or the Architectural Control Committee has adopted. An approved Application and Exhibits along with conditions of approval constitute the agreement between the Applicant and the Association. Any change to the design or specifications must be submitted and approved by the Architectural Control Committee prior to any form of work or construction.

    D. Amendments to Guidelines: These Guidelines, along with the provisions set forth in the

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    Declaration, form the basis for evaluation of plans and specifications for new construction submitted by individual Owners to the Architectural Control Committee for review and approval. Any items or issues not addressed in the governing instruments for this Community are matters left to the discretionary judgment of the Architectural Control Committee acting in good faith on behalf of the best interests of the Association as a whole. The Architectural Control Committee may at its discretion (with approval of the Board and with appropriate notification to membership) amend these Guidelines from time to time for the purpose of more fully describing their original intent.

    E. Clarification or Additional Information: When Architectural Control Committee approval of plans and specifications is required, the Architectural Control Committee may condition its approval on such changes it deems appropriate and may require submission of additional plans and specifications or other information or materials prior to approving or disapproving plans and specifications.

    F. Submissions and Distribution: Upon approval, disapproval