Protective Covenants

The Stonebridge neighborhood is covered by a set of protective covenants. These covenants were put in place by the developers in 1978 and then amended in 1993 by the Board of Directors to protect the character and value of the neighborhood. One of the many committees is the Architecture Committee, which is responsible for the review of building requests to ensure they comply with the covenants. The Architecture Committee has put together a set of Architectural Procedures and Guidelines as a reference for present and future homeowners. Any resident considering exterior improvements or modifications to their property is required to complete the Request for Architecture Committee Approval form contained in the guidelines.

Key Covenant Features:

ADDITIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS:

Article Ill of the Protective Covenants provides that "No building, fence, swimming pool, or any other structure shall be erected, placed, or altered on any premises in said development until the building plans, specifications, and plot showing the location of such improvements, have been approved in writing...by Architectural Committee."

APPEARANCE OF PROPERTY:

Article XII of the Protective Covenants provides that "Each owner shall keep his building site free of tall grass, undergrowth, dead trees, trash and rubbish and property maintained so as to present a pleasing appearance."

VEHICLE PARKING:

Article XIV of the Protective Covenants provides that "Adequate off-street parking shall be provided by the owner of each lot for the parking of motor vehicles owned by such owner, and owners of lots shall not be permitted to park their automobiles on the streets in the development." Furthermore, Article IV of the Protective Covenants provides that All driveways shall be paved (concrete or asphalt) from street to each house including parking areas.

BOATS AND UTILITY TRAILERS:

Article XIV of the Protective Covenants also provides that "Owners of lots shall not be permitted to park boats, trailers, campers and all other similar property on the streets in the development, and such property shall be parked in a garage or screened area."

ACCESSORY BUILDINGS:

Article XI of the Protective Covenants provides that "No accessory building of any nature whatsoever (including but not limited to detached garage, storage buildings, dog houses, greenhouses) shall be placed on any lot without the prior written approval of the Architectural Committee."