Architectural Review

The architectural guidelines protect your property values and preserve the character of the community. Approval is required for all landscaping and exterior or architectural changes.
 
Before starting, review all restrictions on constructions, remodeling, repairs, structural changes to units and landscaping within the Master Association Rules. This section starts at the bottom of page 11. You'll also want to review the landscaping, fencing and tree guidelines and tree information documents.
 
We know the process can feel intimidating, but we're here to help. Please review the information below and reach out to the Association at any point during the process for help. Visit the Documents section of our website to review all architectural review documents.

Application and Examples

Application Process
 
There are three main steps to completing an Architectural Application. Each step is crucial, and any incomplete section will result in a further review and delayed approval. Review the examples below to see sample site plans and completed applications.
 
A completed application includes all of the following:
 
  1. Architectural Improvement Application. When describing the improvement and location, please include all project details, including proposed colors, materials, and additional documents like building permits and samples. The more details you submit with your Architectural Application, the smoother the review and approval process will be.
  2. Questionnaire. The Questionnaire portion of the application is an important indicator of whether or not your project is ready to be reviewed. If you answer no to any of the questions on it, the project is not ready to be reviewed and will most likely be denied. It's on page 3 of the application.
  3. Site Plan. You must include a diagram depicting the plot of land on which the house sits, landscape topography and any exterior features or structures. Site plans can be professionally created or drawn by the owner and submitted in a PDF format document. If your application does not include a site plan, it will be denied or will delay approval. See examples below.
  4. Supporting Documentation. Include any photos, diagrams or other helpful documentation to assist the Committee with fully understanding the project. See examples in the sample completed applications below.
  5. Application Fee. Beginning May 24, 2021, an application fee will be required for major, structural, or accessory/auxiliary improvements. The fee ranges from $100 to $150, depending on the improvement. Examples of these types of projects include swimming pools, changes to the structure of your home, detached garages, etc. Basic improvement or modifications are free of charge if the application is complete. If a subsequent review is required, a $100 fee may apply. View the ARC Application Fee Schedule for more details. 
Examples
 
Site Plans
 
Sample Completed Applications
Review the examples below to see what a completed application looks like for different types of approved projects.

Submittal and Application Fee

Email your application, questionnaire and supporting documents to designreview@overlandcommunity.com. If you submit a request and do not hear back within 48 hours, please contact the Association.
 
After receiving your application, the management team will review it to ensure it's complete and ready to submit to the ARC. If your application is missing components, we'll reach out to you requesting additional information.
 
If your application requires a fee, you'll be emailed a link to complete payment. After we receive confirmation that the fee has been paid, it's submitted to the ARC for official review. View the ARC Application Fee Schedule for more details.
 
The Committee has 30 days to review your application before contacting you with an approval or denial.

Review

The Committee has 30 days to review your application before making any decision. All decisions will be communicated to residents in writing.
 
If your application is incomplete, you'll be contacted, and the approval process will be delayed. If your request is denied, you have the right to appeal through a written request within 30 days.

Decision

After approval, all work must be completed within 180 days from the decision date. After 180 days, Committee approval is void. If you're struggling with this deadline due to unforeseen circumstances, please contact the Association as soon as possible.
 
Once work is completed, contact the Association for inspection. The Committee will inspect all completed work to ensure it complies with the submitted request.