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Architectural Approval Information and Forms

In order to maintain the architectural character, aesthetics and property values of Canyon Creek, modification of structures, materials, certain landscaping and paint color must be compatible with the house and overall architectural style of the immediate area. The Canyon Creek Architectural Review Committee (ARC) is responsible for review and decisions on all Home Improvement Applications, which must be submitted prior to any additions or alterations to the exterior elements of houses and lots, as more fully described in Chapters 6, 7 and 8 of the Resident Handbook (Rules & Regulations).

In general, approval by the ARC prior to commencement is required for any changes to the exterior of your home. This includes modification, addition or removal of any structure (whether or not visible from the Common Area), hardscape, and certain landscape visible from the Common Area. Approval by the ARC is in addition to any permits that may be required by the city. Consult the list of improvements in Chapter 7 of the Resident Handbook and read the appropriate section to understand the approval requirements and refer to Chapters 6, 7 and 8 of the Resident Handbook for additional information.

Obtaining prior approval for changes is very important. Action including cease and desist orders and/or fines may be taken for noncompliance. Please contact Total Property Management or use the Architectural Application and Completion Forms section below to obtain a Home Improvement Application.

To continue, please select one of the following:

  • Architectural Approval; General Information (refer to Chapter 6 of the Resident Handbook). This chapter includes general information concerning:

- Improvement that need approval
- Approval requests
- Neighbor awareness
- Application processing time
- Denied applications
- Project completion time limit
- Notice of completion and final inspection
- Access to Common Area during construction
- Plans and drawings
- Additions, amendments or repeal of architectural/landscape guidelines and standards
- Enforcement of architectural/landscape guidelines and standards

  • Architectural and Landscaping Guidelines and Standards (refer to Chapter 7 of the Resident Handbook). This chapter provides general guidelines for Homeowners so that they can more effectively plan their Improvement projects and comply with Architectural Rules and Regulations. The guidelines also provide the foundation for reviewing and approving Home Improvement Applications on a consistent basis.
  • Home Improvement Application Review Procedure (refer to Chapter 8 of the Resident Handbook). This chapter outlines the steps that shall be followed for Home Improvement Application reviews.

Architectural Application and Completion Forms

Construction Blueprints

We have the following PDF files containing blueprints that you can download and print. Each plan includes approximately 15 pages of drawings and information. Each of these files only include one of the various elevations of that floorplan, so there will be slight differences on the facade if you have a different elevation.

Get Adobe ReaderYou will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

To print drawings on single sheets of paper, in the Print dialog box, set Page Scaling to Shrink to Printable Area. Click the printer Properties and set the Original Size and/or Paper Size to the size of paper you'll be printing on. This works well if printing to 8.5" x 11" or 11" x 17" (or larger) paper.

If you want drawings to span multiple pieces of paper and tape them together to form a full draftsman's size (34" x 44") output, in the Print dialog box, set Page Scaling to Tile Large Pages. Click the printer Properties and set the Original Size and/or Paper Size to the size of the paper you'll be printing on. A drawing printed full size on 8.5" x 11" paper will require eight sheets per drawing.

If you are interested in getting original construction blueprints for other floorplans, they may be available on CD-ROM for a nominal fee. Please contact the original architect:

Cordell Ross Architect

Cordell Ross, Architect · 510-423-2948

Lighted Address Number Signs

You can order approved address number lights by calling Sign Design at (714) 773-1237.