What the Architectural Committee Does for You

Melani Caron, general manager

Are you getting ready to make a change to your landscaping, such as building a new pergola or installing a fire pit in your backyard? Before you break out the miter saw, make sure to get your plans approved by our association’s Architectural and Landscape Committee (ALC). Your Robson Ranch volunteer committee members consist of Jim Moore (chair), Joe Garner, Darrell White, John Peterson, Jim Bunyea, and Becky Sundin.

While it may seem arbitrary from an individual homeowner’s standpoint, the Architectural Committee looks out for the entire community. Aside from stopping residents from painting pink polka dots on their houses, the committee’s job is to make sure that the size and style of the project, type of building materials being used, and overall look of the new structure adheres to the association’s design requirements. Not only does this keep the community’s appearance cohesive, it also helps keep property values up by preventing individual structures from standing out. Of course, it’s also important to note that unapproved structures might have to be removed, due to legal requirements, at the owner’s expense—so save yourself money and headaches by obtaining an approval before building.

When you’re ready to start your new project, or if the design of your project changes midway through construction, we’d like to hear from you. The first step is to provide a copy of the ALC permit application, along with the required documents (as outlined in the Architectural and Landscaping Requirements and Guidelines), to the Ranch House HOA desk. We then will review your plans at the next scheduled ALC meeting to ensure that they are in compliance with the association’s design standards or help guide you through the process if your project changes. If we do find any issues, we’ll let you know what they are and try to help you come up with other options.

We appreciate all the hard work that residents have done to make their homes and this community beautiful. Help us keep this association looking great by keeping us in the loop of all your building projects.

If you have any questions about the ALC process, contact General Manager Melani Caron at melani.caron@robson.com.