ARC Guidelines updated

JULY 1, 2017


Changes submitted by George Griffiths, ARC Committee Chair


The BRRA Board approved recent changes to the ARC Guidelines, per the recommendations of the ARC Committee. The June 12, 2017, revised Guidelines are posted on this website and attached to the link on the right.

Changes were made in three sections of the Guidelines. Following is the content of the sections, with the changes highlighted.

Roof Replacement

Any changes or new construction relative to shape, color, or material must receive ARC approval.  The basic standard for shingle material, within the single family home community, is asphalt single mad of fiberglass or mat-base.  Metal shingles that simulate the asphalt shingle style will be considered. Standing seam metal roofing, similar to that used on the Residence Club, will not be allowed on single family homes, except possibly for a minor decorative purpose.

New roofing of the same shape, color scheme and material as the originally installed roof cannot be installed without ARC approval.
a.    ALL roof replacement requests MUST be submitted to the ARC before starting. 
b.    A Sample showing/describing COLOR SCHEME, TEXTURE, SIZE AND SHAPE must be included with the application.
c.    A recent COLOR photograph of the front of the home is also required with submission.


Garage Screens

Applications to attach screens to the overhead door entrance of any garage will be reviewed on a case by case basis for the following criteria:
a.    Whether the prohibition against the conversion to a living area will be breached by the intended or actual use of the screened garage.
b.    Visual impact to the neighborhood

i.    No decorative screens will be permitted
ii.    No screens are to be left attached to the outside of a garage door that are visible when the door is closed
iii.    No hanging screens that will blow or bulge out are acceptable

c.   Acceptable screens

i.    Any application is to indicate that the screen is removable
ii.    The screen is to be on the inside of the overhead door
iii.    Screens that run on tracks described as overhead screens
iv.    Screens with a doorway access when closed are allowable
v.    Dark charcoal or white are the required colors

d.  An application approved as meeting the visual impact criteria and the use criteria could later be rescinded if the owner breaches (violates) the use conversion prohibition.
e.   Violations will be subject to fines and the removal of the screen will be at the owner’s expense.

Fences – Water Tower Road Fence

The property owners along Water Tower Road in the Somerset, Sweetbriar, and Longbridge neighborhoods are responsible to repair and/or replace and paint the existing fences and pillars as required.  Repair and/or replace includes, but is not limited to, the vertical fence slats, horizontal cross slats, fence posts, and pillars. Specific dimensions for the fence materials are as follows:
•    5/8-inch or 3/4-inch thick x 5-1/2-inch wide x 72-inch long dog-eared pickets 
•    2-inch x 4-inch fence cross slats
•    4-inch x 4-inch posts
•    All lumber needs to be pressure treated to control rot
•    Fences can be no more than 24 inches above the ground and may not be taller than 8 feet.

Owners in the Somerset neighborhood are responsible to paint the pillars white as required.  The fence in Somerset is required to be painted on the side that faces the home. The fences in the Longbridge and Sweetbriar neighborhoods are required to be painted on both sides.

The fence paint is available from Sherwin Williams. Owners will need to inform Sherwin Williams of their neighborhood when purchasing paint.

Property owners are required to maintain the landscaping to their property line. Property owners may install a gate to allow access to the property on the opposite side of the fence.