PHASE 3 OF THE “LAKES”
1. The following design guidelines (the “Guidelines”) set out the criteria that the Developer or the Developer’s representative (the “Design Consultant“), will apply in reviewing and approving your home plans.
2. It is the responsibility of the Design Consultant to accommodate individual home design while maintaining standards of quality within the neighbourhood. The Design Consultant will have the sole and absolute discretion to give such approval.
3. These Guidelines are not intended to replace any Provincial or Municipal laws, bylaws or regulations. Purchasers must comply with all such laws, bylaws and regulations. In addition, there is a Building Scheme registered against the title to each of the lots, which Building Scheme incorporates these Guidelines. If there is an inconsistency or contradiction between these Guidelines and the Building Scheme, then the Building Scheme shall govern and take precedence. These Guidelines are for information purposes only. These Guidelines are subject to change from time to time by the Developer.
Individual Home Design
4. No specific architectural style is required or desired at the Lakes. Rather, the goal of architectural compatibility within the natural setting is to be achieved through the use of a controlled range of complimentary forms, materials, and colors.
5. While the intention is to maintain flexibility in design, several key architectural elements have been identified as desirable and therefore encouraged as part of any home design. These elements include rock or brick finish to be included as part of the street front of the home.
6. Owners are encouraged to clarify any specific Guideline concerns as early as possible in the review process.
7. Owners will be encouraged to consider the environmental protection, especially with regard to water conservation and minimizing fire hazard risk.
8. Driveway locations will be at the sole discretion of the Design Consultant.
9. Lot grading must conform to the approved site grading plan and where possible follow the natural slope of the landform. 2
10. Subject to the approved site grading plan, lot re-contouring will be permitted to control site-specific drainage problems and will be restricted to within the defined construction envelope.
11. Drainage flow patterns should be identified on the proposed site plan to show positive drainage patterns away from structures and adjoining lots.
12. Lot slopes should be integrated with the building to minimize the need for steeper grades.
13. The proposed grading shall create a naturally sloped or terraced effect resulting in varied footprints that conform to the topography and reduce the need for large visible retaining or skirt walls.
14. All grading shall present a finished appearance.
15. Where retaining walls are needed, every effort is to minimize the visual impact of the walls through limiting heights and creating opportunities for “softening” through landscape treatments.
16. Retaining walls, in general, should not exceed an exposed height of four feet. Higher walls of up to six feet will be allowed in areas not visible from any street. If a higher grade is required to be retained, a stepped form is encouraged to reduce the visual mass of the wall. When walls are stepped, the space between wall faces should be at least four feet wide to provide for a functional planter.
17. Wall materials should complement the character of the house. All retaining wall locations, height and materials selection must be reviewed and approved by the Design Consultant,
18. Any lot owner wanting to alter the existing grade is solely responsible for any and all retaining walls. All retaining wall construction must be contained within the lot lines and meet all required Municipal requirements. .
19. The existing trees and native growth on the lot should be preserved whenever reasonably possible.
20. Best efforts shall be made to preserve existing trees which do not interfere with the building envelope and enhance the overall individual site and neighbourhood characteristics.
21. Interface development requires the protection of property with forestry management. The following considerations are needed to reduce the risk of wild fire:
a) Use fire resistant materials for roofs and exterior walls;
b) Build driveways and roads to suitable width to allow for emergency vehicles and keep them free of obstructions;
c) Due to the risk of fire in the area, a 10-meter fuel modified space around homes and buildings is recommended. The main objective of vegetation within this space is to create an environment that will not support fire of any kind. Plant low growing (<0.5 meter tall) shrubs around buildings. Deciduous trees and shrubs are favored for landscaping. Watered and mowed lawns are also recommended close to buildings. It is also recommended that pea gravel, lava rock or other noncombustible material be used as groundcover rather than bark mulch. Fencing should also be constructed from noncombustible material;
d) Remove all trees less than 15 cm in diameter at breast height. Cut the trees at a right angle, as low as possible to the ground to reduce the risk of injury to people and animals moving through the area;
e) Healthy trees within 10 meters of homes and buildings can be retained. Fall and dispose of trees and limbs that would overhang roofs or grow under eaves;
f) Where possible, space all trees to a distance of 3 meters between crowns. Healthy trees in clumps can be retained provided there is a space of 3 meters between adjacent tree crowns and the clump of trees to be retained;
g) On trees that are to be retained, prune all tree branches to a height of 3.0 meters to remove ladder fuels;
h) Dispose of the branches and trees removed, so that piles of debris do not pose a fire hazard;
i) Do not stack firewood next to the house or other buildings;
j) Clean up all combustible materials as soon as construction is completed and dispose of accumulations of small branches and pine needles on the ground to prevent the spreading of
fire on the ground or up the trees;
k) Remove any Douglas-fir trees with mistletoe brooms growing more than 3 meters up the trunk;
l) Remove standing dead and dying trees, root damaged trees and large sound logs on the ground. Snags identified as valuable wildlife habitat can be retained where they do not pose a fire or safety hazard,
m) Use of construction grade vinyl soffit material is acceptable in areas where the surrounding grounds are irrigated by underground systems. Otherwise non-combustible materials are to be used;
n) All crawl spaces, the underside of porches and decks and any sheds must be sealed;
o) All screens for attic and basement vents must be metal and have small enough openings to prevent sparks from passing into the building;
p) In order to maintain the health of retained trees, do not change the ground elevation around trees that are left on the development;
q) Where retained trees below a home-site may pose a fire hazard, setback homes back from bluffs to a safe distance; and
r) Have a pre planned escape route out of the area in case of emergency evacuations.
22. Draining protection is the responsibility of the lot owner. The design of the drainage system must retain natural drainage patterns and minimize impact on natural forest cover. Drainage must conform to the approved site-grading plan.
23. The following architectural standards have been developed in response to the development’s aesthetic goals and neighbourhood character. The purpose of these standards is not to create look-alike residences, or to suggest that they should all use identical finishes, but rather to create a harmonious architectural approach compatible with the planned neighbourhood. No one residence or structure should stand apart in its design or construction from its neighbours within the Lakes development.
24. The height, style, and siting of a proposed house must be compatible with the homes on adjacent lots to ensure a gradual transition from one type of house to another. Coordination of architectural detail may be required to achieve this, particularly where a bungalow may be requested between adjacent two-storey homes. Abrupt changes in heights of eaves and fascias should be avoided from house to house. Buildings should be designed to permit sightline views from adjacent homes as much as is practical.
Home Design Repetition
25. Exact replication of the exterior elevation of any approved house within the neighbourhood will not be permitted. The same house plan with “approximately” the same front elevation shall not be repeated (within a 4-lot radius on either side of the street). While similar house plans and forms may occur along a section of the street in response to similar site conditions, modifications such as changing the direction of roof slope, size, and location of windows/doors and color selection will be required.
Rear Yard Architecture
26. Special attention to the architectural treatment of the side and rear elevations is to be given where the dwellings back on to another lot or public spaces such as roads, lanes, open spaces, walkways and parks. Continuation of the architectural style around to and including the rear elevation is essential, especially on homes with walkouts visible from below. This includes the treatment of rooflines, walls, and projections, window placement, and a varied use of materials.
27. This minimum size is to be based on habitable areas not including basements. In all cases, if homes are designed at slightly less than minimum size, the Design Consultant may allow such homes at his sole discretion.
Corner Lot Sites
28. Homes on comer lot sites are priority lots and have two distinguishing characteristics.
a) They are highly visible with two fully exposed elevations and a rear elevation that is also easily observed from the street or lane.
b) Two alternatives exist for front door locations.
Because of the exposure of the elevations and the two-sided locations, the following principles will be considered in siting corner lot homes:
As priority lots, special attention must be given to the quality of architectural design, visual variety, and consistent material finish on all exposed elevations. The front door of the house must be located at the main floor level.
Height of Structures
29. The height of any structure is to conform to the height limits allowed under the Lake Country municipal by-laws. The Design Consultant will consider suitability of building height to the site and its surroundings in order the minimize the impact of structures on neighboring lots, down hill homes should be predominately ranch style to permit uphill homes to overview.
30. Visually, the roof is fundamental to the overall image of the individual home and neighbourhood.
The roof form, height and material will have the following characteristics.
a) All roofs must be predominately sloped utilizing forms that contribute to reducing apparent building bulk.
b) All homes must have pitched roofs with a minimum pitch of 5/12 and the maximum allowed pitch will be 8/12
c) Roof overhangs shall generally be a minimum of 16 inches for the main roof structure.
Garages and Driveways
31. Garages, where possible, should not be the prominent element of the building and should be oriented such that the garage door is not the dominant element of the building facade. Garages are encouraged to be set back from the front plane of the home. Consideration should be given to turning the garage so doors do not directly face the street. All garage doors should be paneled, and will be finished in one color. The color of the garage door should be subtle and complimentary to home color. Avoid high contrast colors for garage doors. Single garage doors and staggered setbacks add extra dimension to the street elevations and will be preferred. All houses are to have at least a 2-bay garage. A maximum 3-bay garage shall be permitted on any facade facing a front street Garage door height should not exceed 8 feet.
32. Provisions are to be made for a minimum of two additional cars to be parked on the lot. Driveway’s should not exceed the width of the garage structure at any point.
33. Driveways are to be constructed using exposed aggregate, stamped concrete and/or brick pavers. Smooth or broom finish concrete will only be considered when used in combination with any of the listed approved finishes. Asphalt or gravel are not acceptable. Colour should be compatible with the home’s color scheme or to match any dominant stone or brick elements on the home. Driveway banding should be a minimum 12″ wide.
Entries and Courtyards
34. The front door is a vital component in establishing a solid first impression of the home. As such, all homes are required to incorporate a front entry landing to provide a transition from yard to house.
35. Surface finishing’s shall be exposed aggregate, stamped concrete or brick.
Exterior Materials and Finishes
36. A minimum of three wall treatments are to be used on the front of each home or any elevation facing a street. A minimum use of 60 Sq. Ft of Brick or stone is mandatory as one the finishes. Combustibility resistant exterior finish materials is strongly encouraged. The use of natural materials and warm colors are encouraged. Exterior building surface materials are to compliment the natural character of the site and as such the following materials will be allowed:
Walls: Acrylic stucco, cement stucco, cement fiber board (hardiplank or approved equal),
shingleside (hardi shingle), stone, brick . Vinyl siding is not acceptable.
Color: Predominant exterior colors will be rich earth tones and be approved by the Design
Consultant. Neutral tones including white are to be avoided as the primary exterior
Windows: All windows will be considered except aluminium.
Doors: Special attention should be given to front doors and they should be considered a
feature. Transoms and sidelights are encouraged.
Roofs: 30 year fibreglass shingles with raised ridges, color and profile, consistent
throughout entire neighbourhood, as determined by the Design Consultant. No
wooden shingles or shakes allowed.
Trim: The use of heavy trim elements is strongly encouraged. Trim should visually read as a strong element on wall surfaces to provide interest and “layering” of the facade materials. Trim should utilize a combination of different materials, colors and textures.
37. Decks should be designed to be an integral part of the home. Any deck and railing materials should be compatible with the house design finish.
38. There shall not be erected, placed or maintained, on any of the lots, any building or structure other than one (1) detached, single-family dwelling house and one (1) approved accessory building of materials consistent with the principal dwelling and suitable for residential purposes only (i.e. garden storage, pool equipment, etc.).
39. No exterior radio antenna, C.B. antenna, television antenna or other antenna of any type shall be permitted on any buildings or on any of the lots. No satellite dish above 0.76 metres (2.5 feet) in diameter shall be allowed. Satellite dishes should not be visible from the fronting street.
40. Dog kennels, when authorized and approved in writing by the Design Consultant, must be screened and constructed with the long dimension contiguous to the adjacent dwelling and not visible from the street.
Recreation Equipment and Commercial Vehicles
41. No recreation vehicles (i.e. boats, motor homes, trailers), or commercial vehicles or unlicensed vehicles or any recreational equipment (including pool equipment) may be stored in the front yard or be visible from the front street (including the flanking street for corner lots).
42. Screening by means of appropriate landscape elements is desirable. If built screens are permitted and approved by the Design Consultant, the design of such screens shall be consistent with the design of the house.
43. All fencing shall be of standard design and:
a) all fencing must be set apart a minimum of 20 feet from the principal front facade of the home;
b) all fences and gates will be consistent with the standard design to ensure neighbourhood continuity, and
c) privacy between yards is to be achieved through the use of plant material and landscaping.
44. To enhance a settled appearance in the neighbourhood, the Lakes requires the lot owner/builder to complete the front yard landscaping within 6 months of completion of house construction unless weather conditions make it impossible to do so.
45. Lot owners will be required to submit a landscape plan and irrigation layout in accord with the District of Lake Country standards for approval by the Design Consultant. Planting design should consider the following.
Hierarchy: Planting should include a variety of heights; low ground cover, low and
medium height shrubs and trees.
Variety: Utilize coniferous, broadleaf and deciduous plants. Consider form, size, flower,
fruit and foliage for achieving variety.
Theme: Although variety is desirable, repetitions of elements will set a theme and help to
unify the design. Repeat common plants or forms in different locations.
Massing: Groupings of plants are preferable to scattered specimens. The best impact is
achieved where masses of the same species are used. As an alternative to typical
planning at the building foundation, a planting bed may be introduced away
from the house in view of windows.
Ornaments: Rock or stone is a desirable embellishment when used in masses.
Local Suitability: Plants chosen should reflect specific conditions of topography, soils, light and
moisture. Plant selections should consider local native plant material and
drought tolerant plant material.
Mulch: Utilize good quality landscape fabric combined with fine grade shredded mulch.
Crushed rock to complement the building colouring is preferred over mulch.
White landscape rock and lava stone are not appropriate mulch treatments.
46. All yard areas are to be irrigated by a timed irrigation system and shall use a drip method wherever reasonable to do so in order to conserve water. This will be strictly monitored by the Design Consultant.
47. All disturbed areas are to be landscaped, with emphasis on the front and visible portions of the side yards.
48. All street fronting yard areas shall be landscaped with trees, lawns, shrubs and flowerbeds.
49. Lots shall be sodded, not seeded.
50. The entire front elevation of the home must incorporate dense shrub planting and this planting must also include the front 6 feet of each side elevation. Lawn only is not adequate.
51. No hedge shall be permitted ahead of the front plane of the home.
52. A street tree (London Plains 150 mm calliper) is to be supplied and planted, by the lot owner or his builder on the boulevard, centred as close as possible in front of every lot. Comer lots are deemed to have two fronting boulevards and as such are required to provide two (2) street trees.
53. Street boulevards shall also be incorporated as an integral component of the overall landscape plan and irrigated (with a timed underground sprinkler system) by the owner at the same time as front yard landscaping is carried out. Owners shall be responsible for maintaining street boulevards.
54. Integrate hard landscape components like decks, courtyards, patios and fencing with the building design. Maintain a low profile for decks, close to the ground to minimize hand or guard railings.
Design Review Process
55. The design review process has been structured to assist owners and their builders with successfully interpreting the requirements of the Guidelines and forwarding approval of plans as quickly as possible. All home plans for this subdivision must be submitted to the Design Consultant for review and approval.
Review Fee & Compliance Deposit
56. A refundable compliance deposit in the amount of $3,000 and a non refundable approval fee in the amount of $350.00 plus GST, is due upon purchase of the lot by the owner. The owner is required to notify the Developer in writing, of any existing damage to surface improvements and utilities immediately upon execution of the Contract of Purchase and Sale. The Developer will retain the compliance deposit, or portion of it, for any of the following infractions:
a) Violation of Building Scheme or Guidelines or Design Consultant approvals;
b) Changes to the approved design plans made without approval of the Design Consultant;
c) Damage to surface improvements and utilities;
d) Failure to clean up site;
e) Unauthorized dumping, and
57. Application in writing to the Developer for return of the compliance deposit may only be requested upon completion of all home construction as approved through this design review process. A completed home will include:
a) Exterior elevations, driveways, final exterior paint and walks;
b) Site cleanup;
c) Approved final inspection as described in these Guidelines; and
d) Complete yard landscaping.
58. There will be no interest paid on this compliance deposit.
59. A pre-design meeting between the Design Consultant and the lot owner or his agent is strongly recommended and should precede the commencement and submission of design plans. This requirement may be waived at the discretion of the Design Consultant. The pre-design meeting is intended to cover the scope of the Guidelines as applicable to the lot in question. Additionally, relevant architectural character and general development opportunities and constraints will be discussed.
Preliminary Review Submission
60. Upon the completion of the pre-design meeting the owner or his agent shall submit the following plans, drawings and other information as required to the Design Consultant for approval:
1) One copy of a site plan (at 1/16″ =1′-0″) with the following information indicated:
a) Existing topography and the location of the exterior wall at each floor,
b) Proposed floor levels;
c) The driveway location with slope calculations; and
d) A typical cross-section indicating the setting of the house on the lot and its relation to the facing street.
2) A front elevation or perspective sketch(es) indicating the architectural character of the house.
3) Such other information and material as the Design Consultant may deem required to address the specific conditions of the lot in question.
61. Upon receipt of a preliminary approval application, a meeting with the Design Consultant will be arranged to review the proposal and identify deficiencies to be addressed at formal submission.
62. Once the Design Consultant has granted preliminary approval, the owner or his agent shall prepare a full design submission for the Design Consultant’s review and approval prior to making an application for a building permit. The submission will include the following:
1) Four sets of 11 X 17 drawings containing the following:
a) position of the house on the lot;
b) a typical cross section indicating the final setting of the house on the lot and its
relationship to the facing street;
c) position of statutory rights of way, easements and covenants (such as no disturb
d) position of accessory buildings, fences, pools, retaining walls, etc.;
e) driveways and walkways;
f) grades and slopes;
g) floor plans showing all levels;
h) elevations illustrating all sides of the house;
i) garage floor and first floor finished elevation to the site datum;
j) elevations of roof peaks;
k) exterior materials; and
1) confirmation of Guidelines specified roof material.
2) A set of photos of the site and adjacent lots/homes may be requested at the discretion of the Design Consultant.
63. A color sample sheet of all exterior wall materials, trim and roof material must be submitted for approval to the Design Consultant. The color sample panel may be submitted at time of full design submission or up to 30 days after receiving approval. Approvals granted without the color sample panel will be contingent on the subsequent approval of the color panel.
64. A detailed landscape plan (at 1/16″ =1′-0″ scale) showing the position of all buildings on the lot and detailing the location and materials of all fences and retaining walls, a planting plan with a list showing quantities and sizes of proposed plant materials is required. The plan must also show the location and materials of all landscape elements including driveway patios, paths, (swimming pools, accessory structures) and similar elements. An irrigation plan is also required proving water conservation has been considered. The landscape plan may be submitted at time of full design submission or prior to commencement of landscape construction. Approvals granted without the detailed landscape plan will be contingent on the subsequent approval of the detailed landscape plan.
65. The Design Consultant will charge a resubmission fee to the owner if they are required to resubmit their application due to significant changes in the design.
66. The Design Consultant shall, within fifteen (15) working days of receipt of the full design submission, make a decision in his absolute discretion to approve or disapprove the plans submitted.
67. The Design Consultant may, before making a final decision, communicate any changes desired by the Design Consultant to the owner or his agent, and if the owner or his agent does not consent thereto and submit new plans within fifteen (15) working days therefrom, the Design Consultant shall make a decision of the basis of the plans and drawing submitted. The Design Consultant shall, within five (5) working days of making a decision, give notice in writing to the owner or his agent of that decision. In the event the owner or his agent does not receive notice within fifteen (15) working days of the receipt by the Design Consultant of the plans or drawings, the Design Consultant shall be deemed not to have approved of such plans and drawings.
68. And it is hereby expressly declared that:
a) the Design Consultant may withhold approval in the event that said plans and specifications are not drawn and stated in strict accordance with these mandatory Guidelines; and
b) the Design Consultant, acting reasonably, may withhold approval in the event that said plans and specifications are not drawn and stated in accordance with such other controls as the Design Consultant may, from time to time, impose.
69. The refusal or failure of the Design Consultant acting in accordance with the terms of the Building Scheme or these Guidelines shall not be actionable by any person under any circumstances, it being the sole discretion of the Design Consultant to grant or withhold said approval subject only to the provisions herein stated.
Construction Completion Requirements
70. Owners will have two (2) years from date of lot sale completion to begin house construction. During this period the Owner is to keep the property free of weeds and debris. The owner or his agent will have a period of nine (9) months from start of home construction to request final inspection of the completed home. The owner or his agent will have a period of six (6) months from date of approval of completed home construction to request inspection of the completed landscape works.
Inspection & Release of Compliance Deposit
71. Requests for inspections are to be made, in writing, to the Design Consultant immediately upon completion of home construction, and upon completion of landscaping. Failure to comply with the plans and other information as submitted and approved will result in the loss of the compliance deposit, without prejudice to any other remedies which may be available to the Developer. Upon inspection and approval by the Design Consultant, the approved inspection report will be forwarded to the Developer for release of the compliance deposit.
72. Fifty percent (50%) of the compliance deposit will be released upon a successful inspection by the Design Consultant of completion of home construction. The remaining fifty percent (50%) of the compliance deposit will be released upon a successful inspection by the Design Consultant of completion of landscape construction.
73. No inspection performed by the Design Consultant is in any way a structural inspection nor is it in lieu of inspections required by the municipality of Lake Country. Furthermore, failure by the Design Consultant to identify infractions of these Guidelines does not, in any way, relieve the owner or his agent from his obligation to abide by the Guidelines and the restrictions herein contained.
74. Providing a well-planned and attractive neighbourhood that minimizes disruptions and nuisances to existing home owners and the surrounding neighbors will require the cooperation of every owner, builder and subtrade.
75. Lots may have been optioned for a specific owner prior to the registration of the legal survey. The owner or his contractors should compare the approved tentative plan with the registered plan to ensure that any variations do not affect their site plan.
76. The owner should first visit the site to note unusual siting or grading problems that vary with grading plans. The site inspection should also reference legal, grade, easement and other engineering plans to ensure that there are no conflicts between driveway/sidewalk locations, hydrants, water-valves, signs, street lighting, electrical, telephone pedestals, etc.
Site Grading Plan
77. Site grading must conform to the approved site grading plan.
Driveway Pads On Building Lots
78. Prior to pouring concrete driveways in the front of the lot, the owner or his agent must be careful to ensure the correct grade for the driveway has been established. The owner or his agent should examine the curb, gutter and sidewalk to make sure it does not settle in front of the driveway.
79. As well, the owner or his agent should ensure that all work by the shallow utility companies is complete prior to placing driveways. For example, streetlights should be installed prior to driveway construction. Driveways should be designed to ensure they do not settle.
Damage to Utilities
80. The cooperation of all contractors and sub-trades is requested to minimize damage to curb boxes, water valves, pedestals (power and phone), street light terminals, natural gas lines, hydrants, streets, sidewalks, manholes, curbs, and other structures. Should damage occur to services adjacent to any specific lot, charges for repair may be deducted from the damage deposit.
81. To protect utilities on and around the site, the owner or his agent is recommended to undertake the following precautions, thereby saving time and money:
a) When excavating basements, the owner or his agent should have excavators place a minimum of 400mm of excavation material on the curb and sidewalk to create a ramp for material deliveries;
b) Brief sub-trades, deliverymen and all others on the importance of being careful around utility installations. If damage occurs, it should be understood that repair costs will be borne by the owner, and
c) Plumbers should be instructed to replace water valve markers when house connections are complete. The owner will be responsible for expenses to locate or repair water valves.
82. Contractors shall ensure that appropriate containers are provided on the building site to adequately contain waste material during construction. Containers shall not be permitted on the street or adjoining property unless with written authorization from the Developer.
Waste Material & Litter on Building Sites
83. Contractors are requested to maintain a daily clean work site and control waste materials and litter on each site to avoid dispersal by the wind. If proper clean up does not occur, the Developer will remove the debris and charge the owner.
84. It is the responsibility of the owner or his agents to determine the bearing capacity of soil on which he intends to build and design the foundations. Foundation design should minimize excavation and take advantage of natural grades wherever possible. Owners are advised to secure professional soil investigations and foundation design recommendations as necessary for proposed buildings.
Hours of Construction
85. Hours of construction for all exterior work shall be as allowed under the District of Lake Country by-laws.
86. Construction vehicles are to respect the use and regulations of the Ministry of Highways regarding truck routes and times.
Miscellaneous & General Practices
87. On-site activity shall be free of all obscenities or indecent behaviour. All owners will be responsible and liable for the conduct and behaviour of their agents, representatives, builders, contractors and subcontractors while on the premises of the development. Furthermore, the following practices are prohibited:
a) Changing oil on any vehicle or equipment on site or at any other location within the development.
b) Careless treatment or removal of any plant t material not previously approved for removal by the Developer.
c) Allowing concrete suppliers, plasterers, painters, or any other subcontractors to clean their equipment other than at locations specifically designed for that purpose by the Developer.
d) Utilizing or removing any rocks, plant material, topsoil, or similar items from any property of others within the development including other construction sites.
e) Pets, particularly dogs, are discouraged; if brought into the development by construction personnel, they shall be bound by leash at all times. In the event of any violation hereof, the Developer shall have the right to contact Dog Control authorities to impound the pets, to refuse to permit the builder or subcontractor involved to continue to work on the project, or to take such actions as may be permitted by law.
f) Construction access during the time a residence or other improvement is under construction will be over an approved driveway for the lot unless the Developer approves an alternate access. In no event shall more than one construction access be permitted onto any lot.
g) Dust and noise control shall be the owner or his agent’s responsibility, including loud music from the construction site
h) Construction signage (temporary) shall be limited to one sign of no greater than six square feet of surface area. Signs shall be located within the construction envelope