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Home Improvements

If you live in Enclave, North Ranch, Mountain Gate, Settlement, Manor Ridge, or Sunset Ridge, SUBMIT FOR APPROVAL WITH YOUR SUBASSOCIATION using the button below.

These neighborhoods require architectural approval from the subassociation. For subassociation architectural review information, click on the link below.

Exterior Home Improvement Requests

  • Approval is required for all exterior home improvements.
  • The Architectural Committee reviews home improvement requests for aesthetics on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.
  • No work should begin until written approval is received.
  • Approvals are good for one year from the date approved.
  • All reviews will be made on an individual basis. It is important to note that an improvement approved on one property may not be approved on another.

It is the responsibility of the homeowner to acquire all necessary permits, adhere to Jefferson County regulations, and to NOTIFY ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNERS. It is also the responsibility of the homeowner to follow the Ken-Caryl Ranch Home Improvement Rules and Regulations.

  • Review the Property Improvement information below for your request.
  • Gather the required documents and a photo of the area where the improvement will be made. Paint color chips and product samples will need to be submitted in person or by mail.
  • Fill out the online form, including projected start and end dates, attach the required supporting documents, and submit.
  • You may submit a Hard Copy Application if you prefer and mail to or drop off at the Ranch House.
  • The Architectural Committee is committed to providing an answer whether approved, declined, or more information is needed within 30 days of the completed submittal date. Submittals missing the basic required information, or submittals that require additional information or documentation, will not be considered complete and ready for review until all requested documentation is received. If the information is not received within 30 days of request the submittal will be declined.
  • Requests shall be submitted to the Community Standards Administrator (CSA) by the Tuesday before the scheduled review. Reviews are scheduled approximately every two weeks.
  • The Architectural reviews are conducted by a member of the Architectural Committee (the designated “Architectural Consultant”) with the assistance of the CSA every second and fourth Thursday of each month. Some project requests such as home additions, special paint colors, variances, etc. will require full Committee review.

After the review, homeowners receive an emailed response with one of the following results:

    • Approved: Your project approval is good for one year from the date approved.
    • Declined: Your project cannot be approved and will need to be resubmitted with compliant components.
    • Needs More Information: The Architectural Committee or Architectural Consultant needs additional documentation in order to make their decision.

Property Improvements

Submittal requirements and additional information are listed for each project below. If you are considering an exterior improvement not listed below, committee approval is required. Please contact Jenny Bernal at jennyb@kcranch.org or 303-979-1876 ext. 113 for additional information.

Accessory Buildings

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Accessory buildings include storage sheds, greenhouses, equipment buildings, or other buildings not directly attached to the residence. Visual impact is considered when locating any accessory building.

Accessory Building Construction Rules

  • Height of roof shall not be over 8 feet above ground level to ridge, and the building shall not exceed 100 square feet in floor area.
  • The building shall be located 3 feet from any property line or a greater distance as required by County zoning in the neighborhood.
  • Applicants are advised to check with the Jefferson County Zoning Department to confirm required setbacks prior to submitting application as zoning requirements vary by neighborhood.
  • Any utilities to accessory buildings shall be underground.
  • Architecturally enhanced and discreetly placed sheds over 8 feet but less than 10 feet in height will be considered.
  • Only one shed/building may be installed per residential lot.
  • Sheds shall be compatible with the color and architectural style of the house. Roofing and siding material shall match that of the residence.
  • Greenhouse roof height shall not exceed 8 feet above ground level to ridge, and the building shall not exceed 100 square feet in floor area and must be kept in good repair.
  • Pre-manufactured Sheds, Storage Cabinets, and Storage Chests over 3 feet tall require Architectural Approval and shall be placed in an unobtrusive location. Units larger than what is described here shall be defined as a shed.

Submittal shall include:

  • Site Plan showing the proposed location in reference to property line setbacks
  • Photo, rendering and/or manufacturer’s spec sheet for the building to be installed
  • A description of dimensions, materials, and paint swatches
  • A photo of the house.

Additions and Expansions

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Additions and expansions altering the exterior of any property will require submittal of detailed plans and specifications for approval by the Architectural Committee. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to acquire all necessary permits and adhere to Jefferson County regulations.

Submittal shall include:

  • Site and grading plan showing location of addition and setbacks
  • Floor plans
  • Exterior elevations
  • Description of all materials and colors including paint chips/swatches
  • A rendering of how the final product is intended to look
  • Engineered foundation plan
  • A review fee of a minimum of $150 must accompany submittal

Address Numbers

Architectural Committee approval is required if numbers are larger than 6 inches in height. Address numbers are not allowed on street curbing.

Submittal shall include:

  • A photo of the numbers and their dimensions
  • A photo of the house from the street with the proposed location of the numbers marked

Air Conditioner and Evaporative Cooler Equipment

Architectural Committee approval is required.

No equipment is permitted on roofs or on fronts of homes. Evaporative coolers must be installed on ground or in a first-floor opening.

Submittal shall include:

  • Manufacturer’s spec sheet of the unit
  • A photo of the house from the street with the proposed location of the unit marked
  • A description and image of proposed screening

Artificial Turf

Architectural Committee approval is required.

The following rules shall apply:

  • Artificial turf shall only be used in backyard applications
  • A landscape buffer shall surround the turf area
  • Pile height will be a minimum of 1.75”
  • Color will be compatible with natural turf and be dual, tri, or quad color

See Landscaping Section 2.30

Submittal shall include:

  • Site and grading plan, showing location of installation
  • Landscaping plan showing the proposed layout including edging and other materials
  • 1 foot square sample of the proposed turf

Awnings

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Awnings shall be compatible with the color and architectural style of the house.

Submittal shall include:

  • Manufacturer’s spec sheet of awning to be installed
  • Fabric color swatch or color photo of pattern/design
  • Photo of the location of proposed installation

Bee Keeping Fencing

Architectural Committee approval is required.

For bee keeping fencing requirements, see Fences Section 2.20. An architectural submittal is not required for a hive. Bee keeping is allowed on Ken-Caryl in accordance with Jefferson County Zoning Resolution Section 5. A Miscellaneous Permit must be obtained from Planning and Zoning for the keeping of bees.

Below Ground Installations

Architectural Committee approval is required.

All below ground structures, including but not limited to, pools, cellars, and shelters, shall be submitted for approval.

Submittal shall include:

  • Site and grading plan, showing location of addition and setbacks
  • Floor plans
  • Exterior elevations showing all materials and colors
  • Engineered foundation plan

Birdhouses and Bird feeders - Permanent Installations

Architectural Committee approval is required for permanently installed bird feeders and birdhouses.

Submittal shall include:

  • Site plan showing where the unit will be installed
  • Color photo of the unit to be installed

Clothes Lines

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Retractable clotheslines screened as much as possible from adjacent properties, streets, and open spaces are allowed but must be restored to a closed position when not in use.

Submittal shall include:

  • Site plan showing where the unit will be installed
  • Color photo of the unit to be installed

Composting Equipment

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Submittal shall include:

  • Site plan showing where the unit will be installed
  • Color photo of the unit to be installed

Decks (New, expanded, and altered)

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Submittal shall include:

  • Site and grading plans showing location of deck in reference to setbacks
  • Floor plans
  • Exterior elevations
  • Description of all materials and colors
  • Photo/renderings of the proposed deck
  • Any roof or screening plans
  • Photo of the area to be improved

Demolition and Reconstruction Projects

Architectural Committee approval is required. A review fee will be determined according to the scope of the project.

Submittal shall include:       

  • Site and grading plan, showing location of addition and setbacks
  • Floor plans
  • Exterior elevations showing all materials and colors
  • Engineered foundation plan

Dog Houses

Must be located in the backyard. Colors and materials shall match residence. Maximum size shall be 4 feet x 4 feet in width and length and not more than 4 feet to highest point. Architectural Committee approval is not required.

Dog Runs

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Dog Runs shall be constructed as a privacy fence or transparent open rail fence. Dog run fencing must be attached to the perimeter fence or dwelling unit. Refer also to the fencing rules for your neighborhood.

Submittal shall include:

Doors: External Entry

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Unfinished doors are not permitted.

Submittal shall include:

  • Photo of current door
  • Style, material, color, and manufacturer’s spec sheet for door to be installed

Drainage

Section 3.09 of the Master Declaration requires that there be no interference with the established drainage pattern over any property. When installing landscaping, it is important to ensure that water drains away from the foundation of any house and that the flow patterns prevent water from flowing under, or ponding near or against the house foundation, walkways, sidewalks, and driveways of the primary and all adjacent properties. A resident may be required to provide an engineered drainage plan.

Driveways/Concrete Work

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Driveways must be surfaced with asphalt, concrete, or pavers and cannot extend beyond the width of the garage. Extension or expansion of driveways for additional parking is not permitted.

Submittal shall include:

  • Site and grading plan, showing location of driveway/concrete work (patios, paths, etc.)
  • Footprint plans including dimensions
  • Materials and colors, manufacturer’s spec sheet, or photo of color/style (pavers, stamped, or pigmented concrete)
  • Photo of the location to be improved

Exterior Painting

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Submittal of colors is required even if proposed color scheme is the same as the existing.

Submittal shall include:

  • Name of paint brand and finish
  • Color selection including color, brand name, and code for field, trim, and accent colors
  • A description and/or visual reference for accent color locations must be included
  • Actual color chips or swatches must be delivered to the Ranch House for review. Photocopies, print outs, and digital copies are not suitable and will not be considered for review. Custom colors shall be painted onto a paper or cardboard sample in a way that appropriately represents the final color for the review
  • Recent photo of the house
  • A resident may be asked to paint a 2 foot by 2 foot or larger sample on the house in a visible location as needed for reference

Please see our Painting Tips for suggestions and ideas.

Fences (New, expanded, and altered)

Architectural Committee approval is required.

General Fencing requirements are addressed below, and details are located in the following separate documents:

  • OWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR NOTIFYING ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNERS OF ANY PLANNED CHANGES TO AN EXISTING FENCE.
  • Weld Wire Installation: Weld Wire must without exception be on the inside of fence rails on any fence facing a street, road, trail, greenbelt, or other public right-of-way. Weld wire may be placed on the outside of fence rails, if the fence is along a common lot line with an adjacent lot, and the owner of the adjacent lot does not object to the weld wire on his/her side of the fence rails
  • No electric fencing shall be permitted in residential areas unless buried
  • The aesthetic side of fencing should be installed facing the street, road, trail, greenbelt, or other public right-of-way
  • Protective fencing shall be neatly installed, well maintained, and garden fencing shall be removed at the end of the growing season.

Submittals Shall Include:

  • Site plan showing where the fence will be installed
  • The type of fence chosen from your neighborhood’s fencing guideline
  • Photo of existing fence or location

Firewood Storage

Stored wood shall be neatly stacked and placed as unobtrusively as possible. It shall not be located so as to block any existing drainage pattern. Please visit the Firewise page on our website. Architectural Committee approval is not required.

Fire Pits

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Permanent installation Fire Pits must be integrated into a landscape, patio, or deck plan. See also Landscaping Section 2.30

Submittal shall include:

  • Site plan showing proposed location for installation including setbacks to the property line
  • Plans showing fire pit structure as part of the landscape, patio, or deck plan
  • Photo or rendering of what the fire pit will look like
  • A description of materials and colors

Flagpoles

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Committee approval is not required if it is a type which projects from the house, is mounted on the first story, and does not exceed 6 feet in length.

Submittal shall include:

  • Site showing location of the proposed installation
  • Photo or manufacturer’s spec sheet of the unit to be installed

Garage Doors

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Unless approved otherwise by the Committee, garage doors shall match the field or trim color of the house.

Submittal shall include:

  • Manufacturer’s details including panels, windows, and hardware
  • Proposed color and material
  • A photo of the house
  • A rendering of what the proposed door will look like on the house

Gardens

Architectural Committee approval is required for all new and expanded gardens.

Vegetable garden must be located in the back yard. Vegetable gardens in side yards will be considered on a case by case basis. All gardens must be well maintained.

Submittal shall include:

  • Site plan and photo showing proposed garden location
  • Dimensions of garden area
  • Any planned protective fencing

Gazebos

Architectural Committee approval is required.

A Gazebo is generally a detached, open, six to eight-sided structure. Gazebos must be submitted for approval on an individual basis.

Submittal shall include:

  • Site plan of the property
  • Elevation plan of the structure
  • Materials and dimensions

Holiday Decorations and Lights

Architectural Committee approval is required for Permanent Holiday Lighting Installations. Permanent holiday lighting installations may be illuminated no earlier than one month in advance of the holiday and must be turned off within one week following the holiday. For traditional December holidays, permanent lighting shall not be illuminated before November 1 and shall be turned off by February 1.

Submittal shall include:

  • Site plan and photos showing proposed location for installation
  • Manufacturer’s spec sheet showing what the installation will look like

Committee approval is not required for the display of temporary holiday decorations or lights if these are installed in accordance with the following (See also Lights and Lighting section 2.32):

  • With the exception of traditional December holidays, temporary decorations and lighting may be put up no earlier than one month in advance of the holiday and must be taken down (not simply unplugged or turned off) within one week following the holiday.
  • For traditional December holidays, decorations and lighting shall not be put up before November 1 and shall be taken down by February 1.
  • Traditional December Holiday lights include but are not limited to colored spotlights, icicle lights, laser/projector lights, net lights, and novelty string lights.
  • Holiday decorations are not permitted to be displayed year-round.

See also Jefferson County Zoning Resolution Section 12: Holiday lights shall be illuminated for a period of not more than 60 consecutive days nor more than 60 days in any one year. Enforcement: Jefferson County Planning and Zoning.

Hot Tubs

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Must be integrated into a landscape, patio, or deck plan. See also Landscaping Section 2.30.

Submittal shall include:

  • Site plan showing proposed location for installation including setbacks to the property line
  • Plans showing hot tub structure as part of the landscape, patio, or deck plan
  • Manufacturer’s spec sheet showing what the installation will look like

Household Pet Enclosures

Architectural Committee approval is required.
Cat patios, rabbit hutches, and any exterior covered domestic animal enclosures must be small in size and as inobtrusive as possible. Colors and materials shall match residence. Size and location may be limited. Chicken coops are not permitted, see Community Rules 3.05 Animals. See also Dog Runs section 2.15.
Submittal shall include:

  • Dimensions and materials
  • Photo of the proposed location
  • Manufacturer’s spec sheet, drawing, or photo of the proposed installation

Landscaping (New, expanded, and altered)

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Any form of landscaping, such as retaining walls, sidewalks, gravel, rock, impervious surface material, structures, grass, trees, and shrubbery shall have Committee approval prior to installation, and thereafter be carefully maintained. The committee seeks to achieve an aesthetically pleasing balance of planting and hardscape material within the lot. See also Artificial Turf Section 2.05. See Landscape Guidebook for landscape planning suggestions.

Submittal Shall Include:

  • Plot plan showing the location of work
  • List of planting materials and ground cover
  • Illustration showing the work to be completed

Latticework

Architectural Committee approval is required for any application.

Submittal shall include:

  • Site plan and photo showing location of installation
  • Dimensions, materials, and colors
  • Photo or rendering of how the final installation is intended to look

Lights and Lighting

Committee approval is not required for exterior lighting if conservatively designed, is small in size as is reasonably practical to limit light trespass to adjacent properties, and is not directed onto adjacent properties. Light trespass or wash over will be subject to Architectural Committee interpretation. See also Jefferson County Resolution Section 12. See also Holiday Decorations and Lights Section 2.27.

Mailboxes

See fencing guidelines for additional information regarding mailbox supports and design for Quail Ridge, Aspen Meadows, Spread, Territory, Village, Saddlewood, and Cimarron below.

Architectural Committee approval is not required.

Painting

Architectural Committee approval is required for Exterior Painting.

Submittal of colors is required even if proposed color scheme is the same as the existing.

Submittal shall include:

  • Name of paint brand and finish
  • Color selection including color, brand name, and code for field, trim, and accent colors
  • A description and/or visual reference for accent color locations must be included
  • Actual color chips or swatches must be delivered to the Ranch House for review. Photocopies, print outs, and digital copies are not suitable and will not be considered for review. Custom colors shall be painted onto a paper or cardboard sample in a way that appropriately represents the final color for the review
  • Recent photo of the house
  • A resident may be asked to paint a 2 foot by 2 foot or larger sample on the house in a visible location as needed for reference

Please see our Painting Tips for suggestions and ideas.

Patio Covers/Pergolas (New, expanded, and altered)

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Shall be compatible with the color and architectural style of the house.

Submittal shall include:

  • Site plan and photo showing location of installation
  • Dimensions, materials, and colors
  • Roofing style, shingles, and pitch
  • Photo or rendering of how the final installation is intended to look

Patio Enclosures (New, expanded, and altered)

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Enclosures of existing covered patios and decks shall be in harmony with the existing structure.

Submittal shall include:

  • Site plan and photo showing location of installation
  • Dimensions, materials, and colors
  • Roofing style, shingles, and pitch
  • Photo or rendering of how the final installation is intended to look

Playhouses

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Playhouses must be constructed and/or covered with the same materials as the exterior of the home. Roofing material shall match the roof of the residence. Pre-manufactured plastic playhouses will be considered on an individual basis. Height of roof shall not be over 8 feet above ground level to ridge, and the building shall not exceed 100 square feet in floor area. The building shall be located 3 feet from any property line or a greater distance as required by County zoning in the neighborhood. Applicants are advised to check with the Jefferson County Zoning Department to confirm required setbacks prior to submitting application as zoning requirements vary by neighborhood. Any utilities to such buildings shall be underground. Plastic playhouses designed for outdoor use shall not exceed 4’x6’x7’ high and shall be placed in an unobtrusive location. Additional screening may be required.

Submittal shall include:

  • Site plan and photo showing location of installation
  • Dimensions, materials, and colors
  • Photo or rendering of how the final installation is intended to look

Play and Sports Equipment

Architectural Committee approval is required for permanent installations.

Submittal shall include:

  • Site plan and photo showing location of installation
  • Dimensions, materials, and colors
  • Photo or rendering of how the final installation is intended to look

Basketball Backboards/Goals

  • Mounted on house – Backboard shall be of a standard size. Architectural Committee approval is not required.
  • Fixed free‑standing – Backboard shall be of a standard size. Architectural Committee approval is required. Submittal shall show location. Placement in or adjacent to the street is not permitted. Location shall be at least ½ the length of the driveway away from the street.
  • Portable free-standing – when not in use goal shall be stored in an upright position at least ½ the length of the driveway away from the street. Architectural Committee approval is not required.

Play Structures

Submittal shall include:

  • Dimensions and materials
  • Photo of the proposed location
  • Manufacturer’s spec sheet or photo of the proposed installation

Trampolines Shall not be placed within a 5 foot setback. Please consider your neighbors’ views and any noise factor when choosing a location for your trampoline. Architectural Committee approval is not required.

Temporary or Portable Play Equipment shall be stored when not in use. Architectural Committee approval is not required.

Pools

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Above‑ground pools larger than a child’s wading pool are not permitted. In-ground pools must be integrated into the landscape; see also Sports Facilities Section 2.49, Hot Tubs Section 2.28, and Swim Spas Section 2.50

Submittal shall include:

  • Site and grading plan, showing location of addition and setbacks
  • Exterior elevations showing all materials and colors
  • Engineered foundation plan

Radon Mitigation Equipment

When protruding through the roof of a home, the equipment shall be painted to match the roof color. When equipment protrudes from the side of the home, it shall be painted to match the surface to which it is attached. Architectural Committee approval is not required.

Rain Barrels

Architectural Committee approval is required.

May be installed to collect water for outdoor purposes. The rain barrels must be compliant with Colorado Law and must coordinate with the architectural style of the house.

Submittal shall include:

  • Dimensions and materials
  • Photo of the proposed location
  • Manufacturer’s spec sheet or photo of the proposed installation

Roofs

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Roofing material throughout Ken-Caryl Ranch varies from neighborhood to neighborhood.

Approved Roofing:

  • Standard Composition Roofing: This roofing may only be installed in Saddlewood, The Territory, The Village, and Cimarron. This conventional asphalt or fiberglass roofing material is currently in use in the above neighborhoods. Three patterns that have been approved for these neighborhoods are Three Tab, T-Lock, and a laminated 2-ply (5-tab) shingle.
  • Premium Composition Roofing:
    • CeDur Synthetic Shake
    • GAF Grand Sequoia
    • CertainTeed Presidential
    • GAF Grand Sequoia Impact Resistant
    • CertainTeed Presidential Impact Resistant
    • GAF Woodland
    • CertainTeed Presidential TL
    • IKO Armourshake
    • CertainTeed Grand Manor
    • Owens Corning Woodcrest
    • CertainTeed Landmark TL
    • Owens Corning Woodmoor
    • GAF Camelot
    • Tamko Heritage Vintage
    • GAF Grand Canyon
    • Malarky
  • Tile/Slate Roofs: Both tile and natural slate may be installed. Tile roofs are commonly constructed with clay tiles, concrete tiles, or a composite of concrete and fiber.
  • Stone-coated Steel Roofs: Tile and shake styles are permitted.
  • Wood Shake Shingles.

Submittal shall include:

  • Roofing product from the approved list
  • If you are submitting for roofing not on the approved list, a sample and additional processing time will be required.

Rooftop Equipment

Architectural Committee approval is required.

  • Flues/Vents/Pipes. When flues, vents, or pipes protrude from the roof, they should match the roof color. When flues, vents, or pipes protrude from the side of the house they shall be painted to match the surface to which they are attached.
  • Wind Vanes and Lightning Rods. The vane or rod shall be made of metal only and shall not be highly reflective. Submittal shall include location, size, and color. Moving action parts (i.e. rotating duck wings, men sawing, or chopping wood, etc.) and fabric components are not permitted.

Submittal shall include:

  • Site plan and photo showing location of installation
  • Dimensions, materials, and colors
  • Photo or rendering of how the final installation is intended to look

Satellite Dishes/Antennas

In response to The Telecommunications Act of 1996, which allows DBS and MMDS satellite dishes/antennas that are one meter (39″) or less in diameter and for personal use of a homeowner to be installed, the Architectural Committee has adopted the following hierarchy rules:

  • DBS and MMDS satellite dishes/antennas larger than one meter are not permitted.
  • All satellite dishes/antennas shall be installed with emphasis on being as unobtrusive as possible to the community. The hierarchy for satellite dishes/antennas shown below should be followed, with #1 being the most preferred location.

Hierarchy for satellite dishes/antennas site location

  1. Inside structure of home
  2. Back or side yard below the fence line
  3. Back or side on house in least visible location
  4. Side yard in front of fence with screening integrated into landscaping
  5. Front yard with screening integrated into landscaping
  6. Back rooftop

Architectural Committee approval is not required.

Security Bars for Windows & Doors

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Bars shall match vertical and horizontal mullion location of existing windows and doors.

Submittal shall include:

  • Site plan and photo showing location of installation
  • Dimensions, materials, and colors
  • Photo or rendering of how the final installation is intended to look.

Siding

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Vinyl and aluminum siding are not permitted. Steel siding and other materials will be considered.

Submittal shall include:

  • Description on the form of the siding product and color. If painting siding, please see Exterior Painting Section 2.19
  • A description and/or visual reference for accent color locations must be included
  • Actual color chips or swatches must be delivered to the Ranch House for review
  • Photocopies, print outs, and digital copies are not suitable and will not be considered for review.
  • Custom colors shall be painted onto a paper or cardboard sample in a way that appropriately represents the final color for the review.
  • Material sample
  • Recent photo of the house

Signs (Permanent)

Architectural Committee approval is required.

See also Temporary Signage Posting Rules Community Rules Section 3.06.

Submittal shall include:

  • Photo of the proposed location
  • Photo and dimensions of the proposed sign

Skylights

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Submittal shall include:

  • Photo or rendering of proposed location
  • Manufacturer’s spec sheet or photo of the unit(s) to be installed

Solar Installations

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Submittal shall include:

  • Survey showing the location of property lines, setbacks, and existing improvements
  • Drawings and plans with sufficient information and accurately drawn to scale to show the location, placement, size, shape configuration, and dimensions necessary to accurately explain and illustrate the proposed Solar Energy Device
  • Specifications from the manufacturer or vendor for any rooftop portions of the Solar Energy Device, showing dimensions and colors
  • Photographs of the existing home showing a view of the entire home
  • View of the entire side or rear of the home on which the Solar Energy Device will be mounted

Sports Facilities

Architectural Committee approval is required.

This section is related to improvements such as, but not limited to, tennis courts, in-ground swimming pools, and multi-purpose sports courts. These will be reviewed by the committee in consideration of grading and drainage, specialized fencing, and landscape screenings as further defined below.

  • Location: The facility, exclusive of landscaping and screening, shall occupy no more than 50% of the surface area of that portion of the lot lying to the rear of the plane of the front of the house exclusive of the area of the house.
  • Setbacks: All physical improvements, including retaining walls and specialized fencing, shall be set back a minimum of 10 feet. Setbacks for specialized fencing shall be 2 feet for every 1 foot height of fence measured from adjacent natural ground surface.
  • Grading: Grading required to create minimum slopes for these surfaces shall be accomplished through tiered wall systems of 4 foot tall maximum per wall and spaced at 4 feet 0 inches between tiers. Additional impervious area which will create additional run-off will be controlled to prevent additional run-off from the lot and coordinated with the county for any required detention or retention areas. Grading may not interfere with the established drainage pattern.
  • Specialized Fencing: Specialized fencing shall have a maximum height of 10 feet and be of transparent design. Vinyl coated chain link fencing will be approved for tennis and sports courts and be of a color compatible to surrounding areas. These will not be approved for swimming pools.
  • Landscaping: Landscape screening will be required to help blend the facility into its surrounding and be of appropriate size and maturity to be approvable by the committee.
  • Lighting: Lighting of facilities for nighttime use will not be permitted.

Submittal shall include:

  • Site and grading plan
  • Retaining wall details
  • Fencing details
  • Landscape plans
  • Facility details

Swim Spas

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Must be integrated into a landscape, patio, or deck plan. See also Landscaping Section 2.30.

Submittal shall include:

  • Site plan and photo showing proposed location for installation including setbacks to the property line
  • Plans showing swim spa structure as part of the landscape, patio, or deck plan
  • Manufacturer’s spec sheet showing what the installation will look like
  • A description of materials and colors

Temporary Structures

Architectural Committee approval is required if structure must be up longer than 72 hours.

Section 3.11 of the Master Declaration prohibits tents, shacks, temporary structures, or temporary buildings without the prior consent of the Architectural Committee. Structures designed for temporary use do not require Architectural Committee approval if left up for no longer than 72 hours.

Submittal shall include:

  • Site plan showing proposed location for installation including setbacks to the property line
  • Manufacturer’s spec sheet showing what the installation will look like
  • A description of materials and colors
  • Expected date the structure will be removed

Trash Enclosures and Screening

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Submittal shall include:

  • Site plan showing proposed location for installation
  • Photo or rendering of proposed screen
  • Dimension, materials, and colors

Tree Houses

Architectural Committee approval is required.

A tree house is any elevated structure constructed on or around a tree. Please be aware not every lot can accommodate a tree house.

Specifics are as follows:

  • Tree houses may not exceed 50 square feet in floor area
  • The maximum height from the prevailing ground elevation to the top of the structure may not exceed 14 feet
  • Construction shall be of materials that blend in, as much as possible, with the tree itself
  • Completed structures shall have a neat and finished appearance
  • Structures shall be painted or stained in natural colors and shall not be painted to match the house unless the house colors are natural
  • Any roofing material shall be a natural color
  • Tree houses shall be located to be as unobtrusive as possible. The visual impact of a tree house location will be considered prior to approval.
  • Tree houses shall have a minimum setback from any property line of 3 feet
  • Permanent lighting is not permitted

Submittal shall include:

  • Site plan showing proposed location for installation including setbacks to the property line
  • Plans showing tree house as part of the landscape, patio, or deck plan
  • Manufacturer’s spec sheet showing what the installation will look like
  • A description of materials and colors

Utility Equipment

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Installation of utilities or utility equipment requires Committee approval conforming to the requirements of Accessory Buildings Section 2.01

Wind Generators

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Submittal shall include:

  • Site plan showing location of support structure and setbacks
  • Manufacturer’s spec sheet including an image of what the unit will look like

Yard Décor

Architectural Committee approval is required.

Committee approval is only required for yard décor over 3 feet in height or length. Yard décor includes but is not limited to decorative tree stumps or sculptures.

Submittal shall include:

  • Site showing location of installation
  • Photo of proposed yard décor

Windows

Architectural Committee approval is required.

In selecting replacement window units, the following rules apply:

  • All window units shall conform to the architectural style of the house
  • All windows in a single elevation (e.g. front, rear, side) shall be consistent
  • Mirrored or mirrored tinted glass is not permitted

Submittal shall include:

  • A catalog cut (or sketch) of each new unit
  • A photograph or photographs of the house clearly showing the units to be replaced
  • Exterior elevations showing all materials and colors
  • Color swatches and brand names for paint to be used on the exterior of new window(s) and trim

Other

If you don’t see your project type listed, please contact the CSA at jennyb@kcranch.org or 303-979-1876, ext. 113 to discuss the project submittal requirements.

Properties Adjacent to Open Space

Access through open space to private property, including storing material and performing work, is PROHIBITED by Rule #5 & #7 of the KCR Open Space and Parks Rules. Appeal to the Open Space Department using the form below. This process may take up to 30 days. As part of the review process, a property boundary line assessment (PBLA) may be completed by the Rangers.

Contractor Reference Database

Are you working on a project and would like referrals from neighbors for local contractors? Check out our Contractor Reference Database.

Note: Per the Access to Association Records Amended Resolution 90-05: “Records maintained by the Association may be withheld from inspection and copying at the Board’s discretion to the extent that they are or concern: A. Architectural drawings, plans, and designs, unless released upon the written consent of the legal owner of the drawings, plans, or designs…”

A spirit of cooperation between the Architectural Committee, the Covenant Control Committee, the Master Association Board, and Ranch residents will go far toward creating an optimum environment which will help ensure that improvements and maintenance are compatible with standards established for Ken-Caryl Ranch, will benefit all homeowners, and will protect your financial investments. Thank you!

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