Design Review of Plans by Wilson Ranch


Governing Jurisdictions

Before construction can begin on any project covered by these Wilson Ranch Design Guidelines, written authorization must be obtained from the Wilson Ranch Design Review Committee .In addition, a building permit must be obtained from the Okanogan County Building Department.

Approval of any project by the Committee does not waive any requirement for permits or approvals from Okanogan County or any other governmental or quasi-governmental agency having jurisdiction at Wilson Ranch. Nor does the obtaining of all required permits from Okanogan County and other governmental or quasi-governmental agency having jurisdiction at Wilson Ranch waive the need for Committee approval.

The Committee will not knowingly approve a project that violates jurisdictional building or zoning codes.The Committee takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any project's conformance to any criteria other than these Design Guidelines and the CCRs (see Article 6.7).

Wilson Ranch Design Review Submittals

All plans and specifications for the construction or installation of any improvements within Wilson Ranch covered by these Design Guidelines, and any other correspondence with the Committee, must be submitted to the Committee at the following address:

Wilson Ranch Design Review Committee
31 Early Winters Drive
Mazama, Washington 98833
Telephone: (509) 996-3360
Fax: (509) 996-3907
Attn: Jim Gregg

The Committee may, upon written or other reasonable notice, change its mailing address and telephone numbers.

The Committee will review, approve and/or disapprove submitted plans and specifica-tions regarding style, exterior design, appearance, location and compliance with the provisions set forth in these Design Guidelines, and any requirements included in the Wilson Ranch CCRs only. The Committee has no authority to review and/or approve any improvement plans and specifications for engineering design or structural engineering and safety, nor for compliance with applicable zoning, building, or other county, state, or federal laws, ordinances, codes, or policies.

Along with obtaining all necessary approvals from the Committee as set forth in the CCRs and these Design Guidelines, each Owner is obligated to obtain all necessary governmental approvals. Plans and specifications are to be prepared in accordance with all applicable governmental laws and regulations affecting the use of the property and the improvements thereon.

Committee Membership

The Committee shall be responsible for the establishment and administration of these Design Guidelines to carry out the purposes and intent of the CCRs.The Committee shall be composed of three (3) persons, who need not be Members of the Association.All of the members of the Committee shall be appointed, removed, and replaced by Declarant in its sole discretion, until such time as the Class B membership is terminated, and at that time the Board of Directors shall succeed to Declarant’s right to appoint, remove, or replace the member of the Committee.

Design Review and Approval Procedure

By way of illustration, but without limitation, the following improvements require submission to the Committee for approval:

  • New construction or installation, including: dwellings, accessory buildings, garages, fences, retaining walls, steps, awnings, canopies, poles, trellises, patio overheads or decks, gazebos, sun decks, wind screens, game courts, swimming pools, fountains, spas, hot tubs, recreation apparatus, driveways, antennas, exterior lighting, sound systems and solar energy systems.
  • Installation or modification of landscape, paving, trees, shrubs, plants, irrigation or drainage systems, recreation areas or courts and surface drainage revisions.
  • Subsequent changes or other improvements to the property after completion of the initially approved and/or constructed structure, landscaping, etc., must be submitted through the same procedure for approval by the Committee.

Design Review Process, Fees, and Submittal Requirements

Application Fee Schedule

All submittals to the Committee must be accompanied by a check, payable to the WRA, for one thousand dollars ($1,000.00). Additional design review time and fees may be required if there are significant deviations from the design review manual. These additional fees will cover the costs of complications, negotiations, and added committee reviews.

For all construction or other improvement projects requiring review by the Committee, as defined in these Guidelines, all submittal packages must include the following information.Refer to the Review Form found at the end of this section.

  • Property Owner's name and mailing address
  • E-mail address
  • Primary residence, business, fax, and mobile telephone numbers
  • Wilson Ranch property proposed for improvements; i.e., lot number(s) and/or letter(s)
  • Mailing address of property proposed for improvements
  • Name, address and telephone number of architect, designer, and/or other Owner’s representative(s)
  • Name, address and telephone number of contractor
  • Schedule of drawings.

All submittal packages must include three (3) sets of plans, specifications, and any other materials, and be sent by the Applicant directly to the Committee for review.

When the completed submittal package and review fee are received by the Committee, one Committee member will be designated by the Committee to act as Project Representative.The Project Representative will act as liaison between the Committee and the applicant.All communication between the Applicant and the Committee should be directed through the Project Representative.

Typically, three (3) submissions are necessary for custom home review and approval by the Committee.(Please refer to the flowchart below for an illustration of typical process and steps.)

First, it is highly recommended that an informal pre-application meeting occur prior to beginning the formal design process.The initial concept meeting and preliminary design workshop are required in the review and approval process.This meeting should be held informally with the Committee at the beginning of the design process.The Property Owner and the Committee Representative will meet to discuss the design review process.The Committee encourages the attendance of the builder at all meetings throughout the Design Review Process.

The first submission will include Schematic Design plans.The second will include the final Construction Drawings, provided there is approval of the first submission with authorization to proceed.The third submission is for the Committee and its representative to review the local building and zoning department’s comments or conditions as required for a building permit.Approval to proceed with construction is not permitted until this review is complete.

Upon completion of the review and approval process, one (1) set of each submission is to be retained by the Committee, and one (1) set is to be returned to the Owner.All submissions must be determined to be complete before the Committee will commence with the review of plans.Submissions that are not complete, as determined by the Committee, will be promptly returned to the Owner.

Deposits and Insurance

Owners shall, at the time of obtaining all required building and improvement permits, pay the following deposit through escrow to the WRA, Inc. or their agent:

      Damage Deposit.One thousand dollars ($1,000.00) to assure the proper clean-up of dirt and debris and repair of any damage to the landscaping, private streets and entry gates/monumentation within Wilson Ranch caused by the Property Owners or agents in the construction of their custom or production home. The $1,000.00 deposit will also be held until landscaping is complete. All landscaping is to be completed within 90 days of Finalization of Building Permit, or one hundred dollars ($100.00) per week thereafter will be deducted from the deposit. This deposit or any remaining portion is to be refundable upon completion of the construction of an Owner's home. Any refunds due the Owner will be distributed after the Finalization of Building Permit from the Okanogan County Building Department, completion of landscaping, and a written request by the Owner to the Committee. The Committee will have the discretion to approve the release of the respective deposits after determining that any damage caused by Owners in the construction of their custom or production home has been repaired.

      Landscaping Deposit.An additional one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) deposit is required to ensure that each homesite submits a landscape plan for approval and guarantee that landscape construc-ion be complete within 90 days of Finalization of Building Permit, provided seasonal conditions permit.Failure to comply within 90 days will result in a one hundred dollars ($100.00) per week deduction from the deposit.This deposit or any remaining portion is to be refundable upon completion of the construction of an Owner’s custom or production home.Any refunds due the Owner will be distributed after the issuance of a Finalization of Building Permit, completion of landscaping, and a written request by the Owner to the Committee.

The Committee will have the discretion to approve the release of the respective deposits, after determining that any damage caused by Owners in the construction of their custom or production home has been repaired.

Prior to the commencement of construction, the Property Owner shall purchase and require his/her contractor to purchase general and liability insurance, and shall maintain and cause contractors to maintain such insurance.This Certificate of Insurance must be maintained for the entire period of time necessary to construct the Owner’s residence or residential addition/ renovation, and through the timeframe to obtain a Finalization of Building Permit, in the amount not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000.00).

Each liability insurance policy shall contain the following clauses:

      This insurance shall not be canceled, limited in scope of coverage, or non-renewed until 30 days written notice has been given to:

Wilson Ranch Design Review Committee
31 Early Winters Drive
Mazama, Washington98833
Telephone: (509) 996-3360
Fax: (509) 996-3907
Attn: Jim Gregg

This insurance policy which names the Wilson Ranch Association and the developer as additional insureds is primary, and any insurance maintained by such additional insured shall be non-contributing.

Preliminary Meeting

Prior to the submittal of schematic plans to the Committee, the Property Owner, architect or designer, and builder are invited to meet informally with the Committee Staff Representative to review the intent of the Design Guidelines and to clarify any questions related to the review process.The Property Owner or Owner’s representative should contact the Committee to set up this initial meeting.

Submittal No. 1

Three (3) copies of the Schematic Design, including all of the following:

Plot Plan:

Minimum Scale 1 inch = 20 feet

Drawings showing property lines accurately, including length, angles, and amount of curve.

Drawings showing all buildings, structures, fences, walks, setbacks, sidewalks, slopes and street right-of-way contiguous to the Property.Show required building envelope setbacks.Show all utility corridors.

Summarize the square footage of the first floor, second floor, garage, covered decks/porches and basement.

Drawings to include specifications of materials, color and height of all fences, berms and retaining walls.Heights of the top of walls and berms should be shown in relation to adjacent ground elevations.

The plot plan should clearly indicate the location of the proposed construction, including location and heights of existing fences, walls, berms and structures.

Landscape Plan:

Minimum Scale 1 inch = 20 feet

The plan should show trees, shrubs, grass and planting bed area amounts, types and size.   The plan should also include: fences, walls, berms, trellises, arbors, gazebos, drainage, grading, game courts, spas, and spa mechanical equipment.

Preliminary Grading Plan:

Minimum Scale 1 inch = 20 feet

Show existing contours and the proposed drainage concept (this information may be incorporated with the plot or landscape plans).

Floor Plan:

Minimum Scale 1/8 inch = 1 foot

Indicate all walls, columns, openings and any conditions or feature that will affect the exterior design of the building.

Scale accurately all items and parts of plans and details, including balconies, decks, atriums, garages, accessory buildings, square footage of total living area of residence, garages, pools, recreation areas and patio covers.

Include notes on all exterior items that cannot be clearly noted on the elevations.

Elevations:

Minimum Scale 1/8 inch = 1 foot

Provide exterior elevations to scale of all proposed buildings.All horizontal elevation points must be shown on the elevations (i.e., ridge lines, balconies, terraces, etc.).

All finish materials, colors and textures should be identified.

Other Documents:

Other documents may be required or deemed necessary by the Committee to clarify issues.

If there are major variations from the four plans provided for lakeside lots, a computer or artistic rendering of the proposed building , as it would be viewed on the site from all angles, is required.

Perspective, isometric, or renderings are additional drawings that are not requiredon the trail side lots; however, they may assist the Committee to understand the proposed design.Samples of proposed materials and colors may be requested at this submittal.


Review of Submittal No. 1

When the Committee and its representative have determined that all requirements for Submittal No. 1 have been met, the Committee must, within 21 days, meet and either approve or disapprove the proposed improvements.The Commit-tee will notify in writing or by phone notice to the Owner of the date, time and place of the review meeting.Failure by the Committee to act within this 21 day period will constitute a denial of the submittal.In the event of such a denial due to non-action by the Committee, the homeowner may then request, by mail, formal notification of the status of the submittal.Should the Committee disapprove any submittal, the Owner has the right to appeal the decision to the Board of Directors of Wilson Ranch Home Property Association, within a 21 day period, pursuant to the Act of Dedication.

Submittal No. 2

Submit four (3) copies of the final working drawings including all of the following:

Working Drawings:

Minimum Scale 1/4 inch = 1 foot

Drawings shall include any revisions required by the Committee after review of Submittal No. 1.

The drawings shall be fully dimensioned and include the following drawings:

  • Floor Plans
  • Foundation Plans
  • Sections
  • Elevations
  • Details

Written specifications for all work (as required).Indicate all materials.Indicate any unusual conditions or construction requirements. 

Exterior Colors and Materials:

All colors and materials must be provided on a sample board or on an elevation sheet.The sample board or elevation sheet must clearly indicate which color(s) and material(s) will be used on each portion of the building. All colors and materials must be identified with a manufacturer's name and list number/name.Colors must be painted on the proposed finish surface material.A sample of the roofing material, brick, stucco and siding must also be provided.

Grading Plan:

Minimum Scale 1 inch = 20 feet

A plan that indicates contours, flow lines, drainage patterns existing and proposed finished grades.

Finish grade changes (cut and fill require-ments) accompanied by a grading plan.

Landscape Plan:

Minimum Scale 1 inch = 20 feet

The plan should indicate all Zone areas and their respective square footage.Show type, size and location of all plant materials and be consistent with the landscape standards set forth in these Design Guidelines.Show all fences, berms, walls, trellises, arbors and gazebos, their location, material and color.

The plan should also include drainage, slope stabilization, game courts, spa and spa mechanical equipment.

Spa Tub Plans:

Minimum Scale 1 inch = 10 feet

Must include plans for drainage, spa tub equipment and construction in conformance with these Design Guidelines and the CCRs.

Review of Submittal No. 2

When the Committee has determined that all requirements for Submittal No. 2 have been met, the Committee must, within 14 days, either approve or disapprove the proposed improvements.The Committee will provide written notice to the Owner of the time, date and place of the meeting.Failure by the Committee to act within this 14 calendar day period will constitute a denial of the submittal.In the event of such a denial due to non-action by the Committee, the homeowner may then request, by mail, formal notification of the status of the submittal.Failure by the Committee to act within 14 calendar days of this request will constitute an approval of the submittal.Should the Committee disapprove any submittal, the Owner has the right to appeal the decision to the Board of Directors of Wilson Ranch Association pursuant to the Act of Dedication.

This review will include, but not be limited to: a determination of whether the submittal is consistent with Submittal No. 1; itemized reasons for any discrepancies if plans are not approved; and the review and approval or disapproval of all plans.Upon the Committee approval of Submittal No. 2, Owners should diligently proceed to submit their plans and specifications to the appropriate Building and Planning Departments for approval and issuance of grading and building permits.The Owner must provide a copy of all building and/or grading permits to the Committee.

Submittal No. 3

Upon issuance of the building permits by the local Building and Planning Departments, the Property Owner shall submit copies of the Building and Planning Department’s comments and required changes (if any) to the Committee.The purpose of Submittal No. 3 is to give the Committee the opportunity to review and acknowledge their comments and conditions of approval and any required changes to the final construction plans.

Any proposed changes or deviation from the approved plans occurring during construction must be submitted to the Committee and its representative for approval, prior to the commencement of such changes.

The review of the submittal shall be in accordance with the procedures and time periods used for review of Submittal No. 2.

Notice of Completion

After completion of all improvements to the property and after issuance of Certificates of Occupancy, the Owner shall submit a letter to the Committee and a copy to the WRA Board of Directors indicating that all improve-ments on the Property are complete and are in conformance with the approved plans and specifications by the Committee.Upon receipt of the letter, the Committee must inspect the improvements within 15 days.

After inspection, the Committee must notify the Owner of either final approval of the improvements or noncompliance with the approved plans and specifications.Failure by the Committee to notify the Owner of any noncompliance within 30 days after completion of the inspection will constitute an approval of the improvement.

In the letter stating that all improvements are complete, the Owner shall also have the right to request that any remaining refundable portion of their deposit be released by the Wilson Ranch Association Board of Directors after the inspection and final approval of the improvements by the Committee.The Owner shall also have the right at this time to request permission to release any insurance policies or letters of credit that have been held against the property.






Approval Process

 

DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE APPLICATION FOR REVIEW

   

Ownership Data

Property Owner’s Name:

 

Current Mailing Address:

 

Telephone Numbers:

Business / Day

Fax

 

Residence/Evening

Mobile

 

email

 

 

Property number(s) of proposed construction:

 

 

Address of site(s):

 

 

 

 

Architect / Designer Data

Architect/Designer Name:

 

Mailing Address:

 

Telephone Numbers:

Business / Day

Fax

 

email

 

 

 

 

Contractor / Builder Data

Contractor/Builder Name:

 

Mailing Address:

 

Telephone Numbers:

Business / Day

Fax

 

Mobile

 

Contractor’s License No.

 

 

 

 

Subcontractor Data

Subcontractor:

 

Mailing Address:

 

Telephone Numbers:

Business / Day

Mobile

Subcontractor’s License No.

 

 

A Submittal Fee of $1,000.00 is required, or as determined by the Committee.

A deposit of $2,000.00 is due upon approval of submittal No. 2 (This covers $1,000 for clean-up / damages and the deposit $1,000 for landscape).

As a Wilson Ranch Builder I/we have read the current Wilson Ranch Design Guidelines, Declaration of Codes, Covenants and Restrictions and fully understand the requirements set forth as they pertain to this application.All work will be completed in conformance with the approved documents and application.Any change to any building associated with this application shall be resubmitted to the Committee and obtain approval prior to commencement of any and all improvements.

 

 

Signature:

 

Title:

 

Date:

 

 


 

Wilson Ranch Design Review Committee

Homesite Number:

 

 

Receipt of $1,000.00 submittal fee:

 

Date & Time Received:

 

 

Receipt of $2,000.00 deposit:

 

Received By:

 

 

 

 

Application For:

 

 

 

 

 

DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE APPLICATION FOR REVIEW

 

 

Owner Name:

 

Homesite Address:

 

  

Home Program and Areas

Architectural Style:

 

No. of Bedrooms:

 

No. of Baths:

 

Conditioned Area:

 

Garage Area:

 

Covered Deck/Porch Area:

 

Unconditioned Area:

 

Patio Area:

 

Lot Coverage:

 

Material, Finishes & Color

Item Material Color

Foundation

 

 

 

Retaining Wall(s)

 

 

 

Exterior Finish

 

 

 

Brick

 

 

 

Siding

 

 

 

Vertical Shakes

 

 

 

Stucco

 

 

 

Trim

 

 

 

Fascia/Rake

 

 

 

Roofing

 

 

 

Doors

 

 

 

Front

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

Garage

 

 

 

Windows

 

 

 

Deck Railing

 

 

 

Additional Items:

 

 

 



Committee Comments:

 


Construction Information

 

Construction Activities

  • During construction the homesite must be kept clean of trash and construction debris.A fully enclosed, solid sided waste dumpster with a minimum three (3) cubic yards is required on all construction sites.The dumpster must be emptied when full.
  • All construction activities and materials are restricted to the homesite for which the permit was issued.

  • Staging areas for building materials must be kept clear of the road right-of-way and common properties, unless the Committee has granted prior approval.

  • The washing-out of concrete trucks on Wilson Ranch property is strictly prohibited.This includes; roads, ditches, road right-of-way, common property and adjoining lots.Any necessary washout should be performed on the lot where construction is taking place.

  • Should blasting be required for site excavation, the Committee must be notified and approve the schedule well in advance.

Homesite Clearing

  • Homesite clearing is prohibited prior to a building permit issuance by the developer and the Committee.

  • The developer's representatives (i.e. landscape architect or registered forester) and the Committee shall review all tree clearing prior to removal.This is to assure the retention of as many native trees and flowering plants as practical.
  • Dead, diseased downed trees or low hanging limbs, which are a safety hazard, may be removed with the approval of the Committee.
  • All debris shall be removed from the homesite within fifteen (15) days of Finalization of Building Permit.After the fifteen days has expired, deductions from the homeowner's deposit will commence until the homesite is properly cleaned-up in accordance with the guidelines and approval of the Committee.

Landscape Construction

  • Existing desirable trees, shrubs and native vegetation within the site of construction or adjacent sites must be protected and preserved, to enhance the natural setting desired within Wilson Ranch.
  • Building materials are prohibited from being stockpiled within the drip line of trees to be preserved.All specimen trees must be protected with appropriate fencing.
  • Wilson Ranch must approve ground disturbance within the drip line of any trees.

Utilities

The following are the utility providers servicing Wilson Ranch:

  • Water Service: Wilson Ranch POA
  • Private Wells: Phase II Elsie’s Meadows
  • Electricity: Okanogan Electric/Propane Co-op
  • Septic Systems: Okanogan County Health Departments and Wilson Ranch POA and Private Septic Systems
  • LP Gas: Okanogan Electric/Propane Co-op
  • Phone: Century-Tel, TV master satellite system, Phase, 1 Individual satellite system, Phase II


Definitions

  For the purpose of these Design Guidelines, and in order to carry out the provisions and intentions as set forth herein, certain words, terms, and phrases are to be used and interpreted as hereinafter defined.Words used in the present tense shall include the future tense; words in the singular number include the plural, and the plural the singular; the term shall is always mandatory and not directory; and the word may is permissive.The word used or occupied as applied to any land or building shall be construed to include the words “intended, arranged, or designed to be used or occupied.

 

Definitions of general terms: The following words, terms, and phrases are hereby defined as follows and shall be interpreted as such throughout these development standards.Terms not herein defined shall have the meaning customarily assigned to them or such as the context may imply.

 

ACCESS:

The right to cross between public and private property, thereby permitting pedestrians and vehicles to enter and leave property.

 

ACCESSORY BUILDING:

A subordinate building, the use of which is incidental to that of a main building and located on the same homesite therewith.

 

ACCESSORY USE:

A use customarily incidental, appropriate, and subordinate to the principal use of land or buildings and located upon the same homesite therewith.

 

ADVERTISING:

Includes any writing, printing, painting, display, emblem, drawing, sign, or other device designed, used, or intended for advertising, whether placed on the ground, rocks, trees, tree stumps, or other natural structures or on buildings, structures, milestones, signboards, wallboard, roof board, frames, supports, fences, or other manmade structure.Any such advertising shall be considered a structure within the meaning of the word “structure” as utilized herein.

 

AGENCY:

Okanogan County, Planning, Zoning and Building Departments.

 

ALTERATION:

As applied to a building or structure, a change or rearrangement in the structural parts or an enlargement, whether by extending a side or by increasing its height, or structural changes, other than repairs, that would affect safety.The term alter in its various modes and tenses and its practical forms, refers to the making of an alteration.

 

AREA, BUILDING:

The total area taken on a horizontal plane at the main grade level of the principal building and all necessary buildings exclusive of uncovered porches, terraces, and steps.

 

AVERAGE GROUND ELEVATION:

The elevation of the mean finished grade at the front of the structure.

 

BASEMENT:

A story partly or wholly underground.For purposes of height measurement, a basement shall be counted as a story when more than one-half of its height is above the average ground elevation or when subdivided and used forcommercial activities.

 

BOND:

A duty or financial obligation imposed by a contract or other legal binding document.

BUFFER ZONE:

A zone of vegetative cover sufficient to restrict significant movement of soil resulting from land-disturbing actions in the immediate vicinity of watercourses in the reservoir area, including manmade or natural drainage ways.

 

BUILDING AREA OF A HOMESITE:

That portion of a homesite bounded by the required rear yard, side yards, and the building setback line.

 

BUILDING CODE(S):

The most recent edition of the Uniform Building Code and Okanogan Building Code, as revised.

 

BUILDING ZONE:

 

That area designated as suitable for the home, outbuildings and garden area.

BUILDING SETBACK LINE, FRONT:

A line delineating the minimum allowable distance between the road right-of-way, or if an official future road right-of-way has been established, from that future road right-of-way line and the front of a building on a homesite and is parallel to or concentric with the road right-of-way.

 

BUILDING SETBACK LINE, REAR:

A line delineating the minimum allowable distance between the rear property line and a building on a homesite (other than for permitted accessory structures).The rear setback line extends the full width of the homesite.

 

BUILDING SETBACK LINE, SIDE:

A line delineating the minimum allowable distance between the side property line and a building on a homesite.The side setback line extends from the front building setback line to the rear building setback line.

 

BUILDING SETBACK LINE:

A line delineating the minimum allowable distance between the property lines and a building on a homesite, within which no building or other structure shall be placed except as otherwise provided.

 

BUILDING, MAIN OR PRINCIPAL:

A building in which is conducted the principal use of the homesite on which it is situated.In any residential district any dwelling shall be deemed to be a main building on the homesite on which it is situated.

 

BUILDING:

Any structure having a roof supported by columns or by walls.

 

BYLAWS:

A secondary law or rule adopted by an organization for governing its own meetings or affairs.

 

COMMITTEE:

The governing body that reviews and approves development (Wilson Ranch Design Review Committee).

 

COMMON AREA:

Land in a residential district that is held in common ownership by the landowners of that residential development district and used for amenity or recreational purposes.

 

CONSERVATION EASEMENT:

 

A zone of vegetation / forest to remain undisturbed.

 

COVENANTS:

A binding agreement made by two or more individuals or parties (The Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions for Wilson Ranch).

 

COVERAGE:

The lot area covered by all building located thereon, including the area covered by all overhanging roofs.


CUSTOMARY HOME OCCUPATION:

A gainful occupation or profession conducted by a family member residing on the premises and conducted entirely within the principal dwelling unit.

 

DEVELOPER:

Any individual, firm, corporation, association, partnership, or other entity involved in the development of land for itself, Agency, or others.

 

DWELLING:

A building or part thereof used as a habitation by a single household.

 

ELEVATION:

A flat scale drawing of the front, rear, or side view of a building.Also a height relative to a station point regarding grade.

 

FAMILY:

Two or more persons related by blood, marriage, or adoption.A family shall not be deemed to include domestic servants employed by said family.

 

FLOOD, 100-YEAR:

A flood having a 1 in 100 (1%) chance of being equaled or exceeded in any one-year period.

 

FLOOR AREA:

The sum of the gross floor area for each of the several stories under roof, measured from the exterior limits or faces of a building or structure.

 

FRONTAGE:

All the property on one side of a road between two intersecting roads (crossing or terminating)measured along the line of the road, or if the road is dead ended, then all the property abutting on one side between an intersecting road and the dead end of the road.

 

FOREST MANAGEMENT AREA

This area lies beyond the building area and is managed as a more natural forested area.Clearing, pruning, planting to be approved by the Design Review Committee.

GRADE, FINISHED:

The completed surfaces of lawns, walks, and roads brought to grades as shown on plans or designs.

 

HEIGHT OF BUILDING OR STRUCTURE:

The vertical distance from the average ground elevation or finished grade at the building line, whichever is highest, to the highest point of the building or structure.

 

HOMESITE, AREA:

The total surface land area included within homesite lines.

 

HOMESITE, CORNER:

A homesite of which at least two adjoining sides abut their full lengths on a road, provided that the interior angle at the intersection of two such sides is less than 135 degrees.

 

HOMESITE, DEPTH:

The average distance from the road line of the homesite to its rear line, measured in the general direction of the side lines of the homesite.

 

HOMESITE, FRONTAGE:

That dimension of a homesite or portion of a homesite abutting on a road, excluding the side dimension of a corner homesite.

 

HOMESITE, INTERIOR:

A tract other than a corner tract.

 

HOMESITE, LINE:

The boundary dividing a given tract from the road, an alley, or adjacent lots.

 

HOMESITE, WIDTH:

The width of a tract at the building setback line measured at right angles to its depth.

 

HOMESITE:

A piece, plot, or parcel of land in one ownership, which may include one or more tracts of record, occupied or to be occupied by one principal building and its accessory buildings, including the open spaces required under these standards.

 

LAND-DISTURBING ACTIVITY:

Any land-disturbing activity including cutting, filling, borrowing, stockpiling, or other activity where material, trees or ground cover is removed or altered.

 

MINIMUM FLOOR ELEVATION:

The lowest elevation permissible for the construction, erection, or other placement of any floor, including a basement floor.

 

OPEN SPACE:

An area on the same tract with a main building which is open, unoccupied, and unobstructed by structures from the ground to the sky except as otherwise provided in these standards.

 

OWNER:

The person in whom or which is vested the ownership, dominion, or title of property so far as the law permits.

 

PARK:

An area of open space used for active and passive recreation activities.

 

PARKING SPACE:

An off-road space available for parking one motor vehicle and having an area of not less than 200 square feet exclusive of passageways and driveways giving access thereto and having access to a road or alley.

 

PERSON:

Person includes a firm, partnership, corporation, joint venture, or Federal, State, or local agency, as well as an individual.

 

PLANNED DEVELOPMENT:

A single planned area of land which has both individual building sites and common property such as a park, and is designed and organized to be capable of satisfactory use and operation as a separate entity without necessarily having the participation of other building sites or other common property.The ownership of the common property may be either public or private.

 

PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS:

A site plan, design drawings, specifications, grading, access, landscaping plans and designs, or any other document, drawing, or literature which illustrates, describes, or otherwise interprets the plan of development proposed for any structure, site, or subdivision designated for development.

 

PLAT:

A map or representation on paper of a piece of land subdivided into homesites with roads, alleys, etc., usually drawn to scale and recorded.

 

PRESERVE:

An area of forest designated to be protected and maintained in its natural indigenous state.

 

PRINCIPAL USE:

The specific primary purpose for which land or a building is used.

 

PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION:

A group of individuals whose duty is to uphold the laws binding a group of homeowners (Wilson Ranch Property Owners Association).

 

PUBLIC ROAD:

A road or highway over which the public has the right of passage.

 

PUBLIC WATER:

A municipal, community, or utility district water treatment and distribution system of a type approved by the State Department of Public Health and the Public Service Commission.

 

RECREATIONAL VEHICLE:

Boat or Water craft.

 

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT:

The comprehensive and orderly development of land designated for such purposes, either by subdivision or planned unit development.

 

RIGHT-OF-WAY:

The right of passage imposed by law or convention through which one has the right to pass or drive through the estate of another.

 

ROADWAY:

The actual road surface, including necessary road shoulders and drainage facilities, ditches, curbs, and gutters, which is used to transport motor vehicles.

 

SIGN OR OTHER ADVERTISING DEVICE:

Any structure or part thereof or device attached thereto or represented thereon which shall display or include any letter, words, model, banner, flag, pennant, insignia, or any representation used as, or which is in the nature of, an announcement, direction, or advertisement.The word “sign” does not include the flag, pennant, or insignia of any nation, State, city, or other political unit.

 

SIGN, OFF-PREMISE:

A sign relating to a product, service, or establishment that is on the premises on which the sign is located.

 

SIGN, ON-PREMISE:

A sign relating to a product, service, or establishment that is on the premises on which the sign is located.

 

SITE:

Any tract, homesite, or parcel of land or combination of tracts, homesites, or parcels of land which is in one ownership or is continuous and in diverse ownership where grading, construction, or development is to be performed as part of a unit, subdivision, or project.

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

See PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS.

 

STORY:

That portion of a building included between the upper surface of any floor and the upper surface of the floor next above or any portion of a building between the topmost floor and the roof which is used for human occupancy in which the floor area with 8 feet or more head clearance equals 50 percent or more of floor area of the next story below.Provided it is not used as a dwelling unit, a top floor in which the floor area with 8 feet or more of head clearance equals less than 50 percent of the floor area of the story next below shall be a “half-story.”A basement shall be considered as a story if more than half of its height is above the average ground level from which the “height of a building” is measured or if it is used for commercial purposes.

 

STREET:

SEE ROADWAY.

 

STRUCTURE:

Any combination of materials, including buildings, constructed or erected, the use of which requires location on the ground or attachment to anything having location on the ground and including, among other things, signs, billboards, and fences.Structure shall also mean any fill, diversion dam, or other manmade thing or device which affects or alters the natural flow of surface waters upon or across any natural or artificial stream, wash, or drainage channel.

SUBDIVISION:

The division of a tract or parcel of land into two or more homesites, lots, plots, sites, or other division of land for the purpose of sale or building development, whether immediate or future, including the re-subdivision of such tract or parcel.

 

SWIMMING POOLS:

An outdoor swimming pool shall be any pool or open tank not located within a completely enclosed building and containing or normally capable of containing water to a depth of any point greater than one and one-half feet.

 

TRANSITION AREA:

That area on a building lot between the Building Envelope Zone and the Natural Area where limited thinning and tree removal is permitted, subject to review and approval of Committee.

 

TRANSOM:

The window placed directly over a window or door, may be a fixed or operable window.

 

TRAVEL TRAILER:

A vehicular, portable structure designed as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreation, and vacation uses.

 

USE:

The purpose under these standards for which land or a building or other structure is designed, arranged, or intended, or for which it is or may be occupied or maintained.

 

WATERCOURSE:

Any natural or artificial stream, river, creek, channel, ditch, canal, conduit, culvert, drain, waterway, gully, ravine, road, roadway, or wash in which water flows in a definite direction or course, either continuously or intermittently, and which has a definite channel, bed, or banks subject to inundation by reason of overflow or surface water.

 

YARD, FRONT:

The yard extending across the entire width of the homesite between the nearest part of the principal building, including porches, and the front property (homesite) line.

 

YARD, REAR:

The yard extending across the entire width of the homesite between the nearest part of the principal building, including porches, and the rear property (homesite) line.

 

YARD, SIDE:

The required space unoccupied, except as herein provided, measured between the side property (homesite) line and the nearest point of the principal building and between the front yard and the rear yard.

 

YARD:

An open space on the same homesite with a principal building, open, unoccupied, and unobstructed by buildings from the ground to the sky except as otherwise provided in this resolution, provided that accessory buildings may be located in a rear yard.


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