HERONS' LANDING DISTRICT ASSOCIATION ARCHITECTURAL
REVIEW COMMITTEE PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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  • Overall Objective ........................................ 1
  • What to Include in an Application to the ARC ............. 1
  • Guidelines ............................................... 2
  • Residence Exteriors ...................................... 3
    • Garage Doors ........................................... 3
    • Paint Colors ........................................... 3
    • Windows and Doors ...................................... 3
    • Gutters and Soffits .................................... 3
    • Roofs .................................................. 3
  • Landscaping .............................................. 4
    • Flower Beds, Shrub Beds, Sod ........................... 4
    • Landscaping Edging and Borders ......................... 4
    • Driveways and Walkways and Sidewalks.................... 5
    • Lighting ............................................... 5
    • Screened Enclosures..................................... 5
    • Fences.................................................. 5
    • Walls .................................................. 5
  • Other..................................................... 6
    • A/C Compressor/Trash Area/Pool Equipment ............... 6
    • Exterior Ductless Air Conditioning Units ............... 6
    • Animal Structures ...................................... 6
    • Swimming Pools, Spas, and Hot Tubs ..................... 6
    • Fountains/Statues/Topiaries ............................ 6
    • Irrigation Pumps and Piping, Water Treatment Systems ... 6
    • Lampposts .............................................. 6
    • Mailbox Posts and Boxes ................................ 6
    • Newspaper Tubes/Reflectors ............................. 6
    • Awnings ................................................ 6
    • Chimneys ............................................... 6
    • Solar Devices .......................................... 6
    • Play Equipment ......................................... 6
    • Standby Generators ..................................... 6
    • Flagpoles and Flags .................................... 6
  • Board Approved Body, Trim, and Door Colors ............... 7
  • Board Approved Additional Door Colors .................... 8
  • Garage Door Design Photo ................................. 9

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HERONS' LANDING DISTRICT ASSOCIATION
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES

The overall objective of this document is to serve as a guide to both the members of the Architectural Review Committee (ARC) and homeowners in maintaining certain architectural standards which are set forth in our Covenants, Board directives, the Viera East Residential Guidelines (VERG), and the Herons' Landing District Association ARC Procedures and Guidelines. These guidelines and standards address improvements for which homeowners will most often submit applications to the ARC. They are not intended to be all inclusive or exclusive, but rather serve as a guide to what improvements may be made in the community of Herons' Landing. This document supersedes any previous Herons' Landing District Association ARC and/or MRC procedures and/or guidelines.

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN AN APPLICATION TO THE ARC

For some homeowners, the most difficult part of the application is adequately describing the request. Generally, the following items should be a part of every application:

An ARC Application Form

An ARC application form can be picked up from the property management's office or is available on the Herons' Landing website. An incomplete application will cause delays in approval. The ARC does not receive the applications until the day before their scheduled meeting; therefore, much delay and frustration can be avoided by making sure your application contains all the required information before submitting it. Please note that work on all approved applications must begin within one year of approval. Once work has commenced, it must be completed within one year of the start date. Failure to do so requires a new application.

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Site Plan

A site plan may be prepared by submitting a copy of the house location survey plat that is typically included with home settlement papers. Proposed changes should be indicated including dimensions and distances from adjacent property and houses. Most applications will require a site plan to be included.

Material and Color

Samples of the materials and colors to be used must be included. In most cases, a paint chip, brochure, or photograph will be sufficient unless otherwise requested.

Drawings and Photographs

Any room additions to the home must include architectural plans provided by a licensed architect. Other changes to the structure of the home must include detailed drawings and/or photographs of the proposed change.

Guidelines

The guidelines which follow address a broad range of exterior alterations for which homeowners frequently submit an application to the ARC. It would be impossible to address each specific design condition. As a result, these guidelines present the principle factors which should be considered when developing a design. More specifically, these guidelines, in most cases, define the limits to size, quality of construction, location, materials, and color based on the intended use and relationship to adjoining properties rather than focusing on a particular construction detail or a specific design alternative. The individual merits of each application will always be considered by the ARC. The use of these guidelines should assist the homeowner in gaining timely ARC approval. The applicant who follows the guidelines should expect approval or a rationale as to why the application was not approved.

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I. Residence Exteriors

  1. Garage Doors
    1. Replacement of an existing garage door with a new door even if of the same design and make requires ARC approval.
      1. Garage doors must be metal with a short raised panel design as shown in the picture on page 9 and meet current hurricane codes. Windows are allowed on the top panel only.
    2. Garage doors must be painted one solid color and that color must be the same as the body or trim of the residence or may be white and requires ARC approval.
    3. All garage doors on the property must be of the same height, either 7 or 8 feet tall.
    4. The addition of garage door decorative trim is at the discretion of the ARC.
    5. Garage door screens must be black or gray and installation requires ARC approval.
  2. Paint Colors
    1. All exterior painting, even if repainting the same color, requires ARC approval.
    2. The body and trim of the residence may be painted in colors that are shown on pages 7 of this document. A different color may be selected, but its approval is at the discretion of the ARC.
    3. The entrance doors may be painted in colors that are shown on pages 7-8 of this document. A different color may be selected, but its approval is at the discretion of the ARC.
    4. No more than three paint colors are permitted on the residence with the exception of the garage door. The garage door may be painted white or the body or trim color.
  3. Windows and Doors
    1. All windows and doors that are newly installed or replaced require ARC approval and must meet current hurricane codes.
    2. Window frames must be trimmed in vinyl, aluminum, or fiberglass and must be white in color.
    3. No window air conditioners are allowed.
    4. Windows must be clear glass. Tinted, bronzed, or reflective glass, etc. are at the discretion of the ARC.
    5. All window screens must be black or gray.
  4. Gutters and Soffits
    1. Exposed gutters must be white.
    2. Downspout color must match the color of the body of the house or be white.
    3. Soffits must be of a white vinyl, aluminum, or fiberglass material.
  5. Roofs
    1. Replacement of current roofs or installation of new roofs requires ARC approval.
    2. Roofing material must be architectural in style and be made of fiberglass or asphalt.
      1. A material other than in Section (I)(E)(2), must closely resemble a fiberglass or asphalt architectural shingle, and its approval is at the discretion of the ARC.
    3. All exposed roof components on current or new roofs must be painted to closely match the roof color including but not limited to plumbing vents, attic vents, etc.

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II. Landscaping

  1. Flower Beds, Shrub Areas, Sod
    1. Alterations to existing landscaping, including but not limited to, increasing or decreasing the size of flower beds, shrub areas, and/or sod areas or adding new flower beds, shrub areas and/or sod areas requires ARC approval. Sod must be of the St. Augustine variety.
    2. On lakefront or conservation properties, in order to avoid blocking views from adjacent residences, no shrub mass shall extend beyond the rear building line of a residence. (See (II)(E)(6))
    3. On lakefront or conservation properties, trees beyond the rear building line of a residence need to be trimmed 50" from the ground.
  2. Landscaping Edging and Borders
    1. Landscape concrete curbing
      1. Installation requires ARC approval and can be no higher than 5½".
      2. Color options for concrete curbing are earth-tone colors such as beige, brown, terra cotta and require ARC approval.
    2. Natural Stone
      1. Installation of natural stone borders requires ARC approval.
      2. Natural stone borders can be stacked no higher than eight inches surrounding flower or shrub beds.
      3. Natural stone borders can be stacked no higher than 16 inches when used as a front porch enclosure.
      4. Natural stone may not be painted at any time, and the color of the chosen stone is at the discretion of the ARC.
    3. Plastic/Rubber Edging
      1. Installation of plastic/rubber edging requires ARC approval.
      2. Black, brown, and green are the only permitted colors.
      3. The plastic edging should stick no further out of the ground than two inches above grade.
    4. Other
      1. No wood or faux wood edging is permitted in the front of any residence or side yard of a corner lot residence.
      2. No wire edging is permitted in front of any residence or side yard of a corner lot residence.
      3. No iron or metal gates or fencing is permitted in the front of any residence or side yard of a corner lot residence.
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  4. Driveways and Walkways and Sidewalks
    1. All changes in size, color, material, etc. requires ARC approval.
    2. Concrete
      1. Sidewalks cannot be painted or stained under any circumstances, and driveways and walkways cannot be painted or stained without ARC approval.
    3. Stamped Concrete
      1. Installation of stamped concrete driveways and walkways requires ARC approval.
      2. Colors should be in earth-tone colors such as beige, browns, terra-cotta, etc. Other colors are at the discretion of the ARC.
      3. Repainting or staining of stamped concrete areas requires ARC approval.
    4. Pavers
      1. Installation of pavers requires ARC approval.
      2. Design and color - submit pattern and color of installed pavers either through sample, brochure, or photograph.
      3. Pavers cannot be installed on top of existing concrete on driveways and walkways in the front of any residence and must match the height level of surrounding surfaces; i.e., sidewalks, driveways, and walkways.
    5. No other material than stated above is permitted for driveways and walkways.
  5. Lighting
    1. Tree uplighting fixtures must be concealed underground or hidden by shrubbery or blend in with the surrounding area and requires ARC approval.
    2. All lighting must be in shades of white.
    3. No exterior lighting may negatively impact neighboring properties.
  6. Screened Enclosures
    1. Installation of a new screened enclosure or reframing of an existing screened enclosure requires ARC approval.
      1. Rescreening of an existing enclosure does not require an ARC application so long as the screening is black or gray in color.
    2. Frame must be in white aluminum.
    3. No aluminum roofs are permitted.
    4. Screening must be black or gray.
    5. Mill finished aluminum components are not permitted.
    6. Screened enclosures or concrete and/or paver patios are not considered part of the residence in regards to the building line.
  7. Fences
    1. Newly constructed fences require ARC approval. This includes A/C and pool equipment fences.
      1. These fences must be in the style of shadowbox or board on board and must be wood or white vinyl. Wood fences must be painted white.
      2. A/C and pool equipment fences should be L-shaped and fully conceal all equipment.
    2. Replacing an existing fence requires ARC approval if the height, length, style, materials, and/or location of the fence in any way differs from the way it previously was installed or if the existing fence does not comply with the fencing requirements found in this section.
      1. Replacement fences must be painted white regardless of the color of the old fence and be in compliance with (1)(a) under Fences.
    3. No fencing may be higher than six feet or be higher than any existing wall bordering the property. No fence shall be shorter than four feet.
    4. Fences are required to be set ten feet back from the front building line on each side of the residence.
    5. The use of landscaping in front of any fencing is encouraged to be more aesthetically pleasing. Such landscaping shall require ARC approval.
    6. To avoid blocking views from an adjacent residence, no fence may extend beyond the rear building line if the rear lot borders a lake or conservation area.
      (See (II) (E) (6))
    7. Corner lot fences must be set back a minimum of three feet off of community sidewalks and conform to Brevard County height requirements.
  8. Walls
    1. The construction of any wall on the property regardless of height requires ARC approval.
    2. Walls may be no higher than six feet tall and have a trim detail to break up the expanse of the wall.
    3. Walls are not permitted on any portion of lakefront property beyond the building line.
    4. Walls are not permitted on the rear portion of any conservation property, but walls no higher than four feet may be permitted on the sides of any conservation property beyond the building line. (See (II) (E) (6))
    5. Walls must be stuccoed in a style similar to residence and painted the body color of the residence.
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  10. Other
    1. A/C Compressor/Trash Area/Pool Equipment
      1. Must be screened with a fence at a minimum of four feet but no higher than six feet to fully cover the A/C compressor/trash cans/pool equipment and comply with all sections of (II)(F) or screened with shrubbery that can grow tall enough to fully cover A/C compressor/trash cans/pool equipment. Such screening requires ARC approval.
        1. Both fences and/or shrubbery must be installed in an L shape.
      2. Replacing existing fencing of such area in a manner that is different in size, height, or material must comply with all sections of (II)(F) and requires ARC approval.
    2. Exterior Ductless Air-Conditioning Units
      1. Installation of such units is at the discretion of the ARC.
    3. Animal Structures
      1. Dog houses and similar structures are considered separate structures and are not permitted.
      2. Pole-mounted bird houses are permitted in the side or rear yard and require ARC approval.
      3. Bird baths are permitted upon ARC approval.
    4. Swimming Pools, Spas, and Hot Tubs
      1. Only inground swimming pools are permitted and require ARC approval.
      2. Spas and hot tubs are allowed but require ARC approval.
    5. Fountains/Statues/Topiaries
      1. They should be no higher than 52 inches and no wider than 40 inches. Installation requires ARC approval.
    6. Irrigation Pumps and Piping, Water Treatment Systems
      1. Irrigation pumps installed on the side of a front-facing garage must be fully screened by shrubs or fencing of at least four feet in height but no higher than six feet so that the pump and piping are not visible from the street and comply with all sections of (II)(F).
        1. If the pump and piping are within ten feet from the front building line, only shrubs may be used to fully screen them from view.
      2. Irrigation pumps and piping with a side-facing garage must install the pump and piping as to be fully screened by shrubs so that it is not visible from the street.
      3. Water treatment systems may not be installed in the front yard, and when installed in the side yard, they must be installed 10 feet back from the front building line. They must also be screened with a fence at a minimum of four feet but no higher than six feet or to fully cover the water treatment system or screened with shrubbery that can grow tall enough to fully cover the water treatment system and comply with all sections of (II)(F).
    7. Lampposts
      1. Lampposts must be white and set 15' back from the front property line and require ARC approval
    8. Mailbox Posts and Boxes
      1. Original wood mailboxes must be painted a solid color using latex white-based paint: 2 ounces of white; 40/32 of umber; 2/32 of green (Sherwin Williams paint). The decorative V and numbers must be painted Sherwin Williams SW 6481, "Green Bay."
        1. At present above paint is available at the Faith Lutheran Church office for a small deposit which is returned when the paint is returned. This program could be discontinued at any time. Upon discontinuation, homeowners will be responsible for obtaining paint from other vendors. See (II) (H) (8) (a).
      2. When replacing original wood mailbox posts or metal mailbox posts, the only mailbox post allowed is a white metal mailbox post similar in the style selected for Herons' Landing from the Beautiful Mailbox Company.
        1. If choosing a different vendor, ARC approval is necessary for the mailbox post.
      3. When repainting metal mailboxes and posts, they must be painted white.
      4. When replacing numbers on metal mailbox posts, they must be similar in style and appearance to that from The Beautiful Mailbox Company.
        1. At present mailbox numbers are available for free. Check the Herons' Landing website for further information. This program could be discontinued at any time. Upon discontinuation, homeowners will be responsible for obtaining mailbox numbers from other vendors.
          See (II)(H)(8)(d).
      5. When replacing metal mailboxes, they must be white in color.
    9. Newspaper Tubes/Reflectors
      1. These are not permitted in Herons'Landing.
    10. Awnings
      1. Awnings require ARC approval.
      2. Awnings are not allowed on the front of the residence.
      3. Awnings must be of a canvas material in a color to complement the paint color of the residence.
    11. Chimmeys
      1. All newly constructed chimneys require ARC approval.
      2. Any modifications to an existing chimney require ARC approval.
      3. Chimneys must be stuccoed and painted to match the body color of the residence.
    12. Solar Devices
      1. When solar devices, including but not limited to solar panels, modules, and/or piping, are installed, ARC approval is required.
      2. To limit the view of these devices from the front of the building, no device may be installed on the roof facing the street or streets if the residence is a corner lot.
    13. Play Equipment
      1. Play equipment may only be installed on interior lots; not on a lake or conservation lot. Installed equipment may not be visible from any street and requires ARC approval.
    14. Standby Generators
      1. Permanently installed generators must have a capacity no larger 20KW and must be installed at least 10 feet back from the front of the home and requires ARC approval.
      2. Must be screened with a fence at a minimum of four feet but no higher than six feet to fully cover the generator and comply with (II)(F) or screened with shrubbery that can grow tall enough to fully cover the generator.
    15. Flagpoles and Flags
      1. One 18 foot flagpole may be located within the front or rear yard of a residence provided it is no closer than five feet to the sidewalk and outside any public utility easements.
      2. Flags flown from the flagpole may be no greater than three feet by five feet.

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BOARD APPROVED EXTERIOR BODY, TRIM, AND DOOR COLORS

The following Sherwin Williams colors are approved to paint the exterior body, trim and doors of residences in Herons' Landing. Homeowners do not have to use Sherwin Williams paint but may use these colors as a guide in selecting other manufacturers.

The following are listed in groups of complementary colors to help with your selection.

Color Group 1
Smart White Individual White Imagine Flexible Gray
SW6007 SW6008 SW6009 SW6010
Color Group 2
Quartz White Vaguely Mauve Chaise Mauve Intuitive
SW6014 SW6015 SW6016 SW6017
Color Group 3
Dreamy White Breathless Insightful Rose Dressy Rose
SW6021 SW6022 SW6023 SW6024
Color Group 4
Gauzy White Angora Temperate Taupe Truly Taupe
SW6035 SW6036 SW6037 SW6038
Color Group 5
Gorgeous White Abalone Shell Sashay Sand Sandbank
SW6049 SW6050 SW6051 SW6052
Color Group 6
Polite White Malted Milk Likeable Sand Interface Tan
SW6056 SW6057 SW6058 SW6059
Color Group 7
Nice White Reticence Bona Fide Beige Sand Trap
SW6063 SW6064 SW6065 SW6066
Color Group 8
Heron Plume Popular Gray Versatile Gray Perfect Greige
SW6070 SW6071 SW6072 SW6073
Color Group 9
Everyday White Realist Beige Diverse Beige Utterly Beige
SW6077 SW6078 SW6079 SW6080
Color Group 10
Modest White Simplify Beige Sand Dune Trusty Tan
SW6084 SW6085 SW6086 SW6087
Color Group 11
Reliable White Lightweight Beige Familiar Beige Sensational Sand
SW6091 SW6092 SW6093 SW6094
Color Group 12
Pacer White> Sand Dollar Practical Beige Sands of Time
SW6098 SW6099 SW6100 SW6101
Color Group 13
Divine White Kilim Beige Nomadic Desert Latte
SW6105 SW6106 SW6107 SW6108
Color Group 14
Biscuit Interactive Cream Bagel Totally Tan
SW6112 SW6113 SW6114 SW6115
Color Group 15
Antique White Believable Buff Whole Wheat Camelback
SW6019 SW6120 SW6121 SW6122
Color Group 16
Muslin Netsuke Ecru Harmonic Tan
SW6133 SW6134 SW6135 SW6136
Color Group 17
Panda White Wool Skein Relaxed Khaki Universal Khaki
SW6147 SW6148 SW6149 SW6150
Color Group 18
Nacre Rice Grain Ramie Favorite Tan
SW6154 SW6155 SW6156 SW6157
Color Group 19
Nonchalant White Ancient Marble Grassland Svelte Sage
SW6161 SW6162 SW6163 SW6164
Color Group 20
Moderne White Sedate Gray Techna Gray Chatroom
SW6168 SW6169 SW6170 SW6171
Color Group 21
Sagey> Liveable Green Softened Green Clary Sage
SW6175 SW6176 SW6177 SW6178
Color Group 22
Rock Candy Misty Samovar Silver Uncertain Gray
SW6231 SW6232 SW6233 SW6234
Color Group 23
Dover White Napery Compatible Cream Golden Fleece
SW6385 SW6386 SW6387 SW6388
Color Group 24
Snowbound Pure White Extra White Ceiling Bright White Pearly White
SW7004 SW7005 SW7006 SW7007 SW7009
Color Group 25
Eider White Repose Gray Mindful Gray Dorian Gray
SW7014 SW7015 SW7016 SW7017
Color Group 26
Simple White Alpaca Requisite Gray Functional Gray
SW7021 SW7022 SW7023 SW7024
Color Group 27
Incredible White Agreeable Gray Anew Gray Mega Greige
SW7028 SW7029 SW7030 SW7031
Color Group 28
Aesthetic White Accessible Beige Balanced Beige Tony Taupe
SW7035 SW7036 SW7037 SW7038

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BOARD APPROVED ADDITIONAL COLORS FOR DOORS

The following Sherwin Williams colors are approved to paint the exterior doors of residences in Herons' Landing. Homeowners do not have to use Sherwin Williams paint but may use these colors as a guide in selecting other manufacturers.

These are listed in groups of complementary colors to help with your selection.

Color Group 1
Chinchilla Browse Brown Bitter Chocolate
SW6011 SW6012 SW6013
Color Group 2
Enigma Poetry Plum Marooned
SW6018 SW6019 SW6020
Color Group 3
Socialite River Rouge Cordovan
SW6025 SW6026 SW6027
Color Group 4
Poised Taupe Less Brown Otter
SW6039 SW6040 SW6041
Color Group 5
Reddened Earth Canyon Clay Fiery Brown
SW6053 SW6054 SW6055
Color Group 6
Moroccan Brown Tanbark Rugged Brown
SW6060 SW6061 SW6062
Color Group 7
Mocha Brevity Brown French Roast
SW6067 SW6068 SW6069
Color Group 8
Spalding Gray Garret Gray Turkish Coffee
SW6074 SW6075 SW6076
Color Group 9
Down Home Cobble Brown Sable
SW6081 SW6082 SW6083
Color Group 10
Nuthatch Grounded Java
SW6088 SW6089 SW6090
Color Group 11
Toasty Jute Brown Sturdy Brown
SW6095 SW6096 SW6097
Color Group 12
Portabello> Tea Chest Kaffee
SW6102 SW6103 SW6104
Color Group 13
Hopsack Steady Brown Coconut Husk
SW6109 SW6110 SW6111
Color Group 14
Tatami Tan Smokey Topaz Leather Bound
SW6116 SW6117 SW6118
Color Group 15
Baguette Cardboard Craft Paper
SW6123 SW6124 SW6125
Color Group 16
Burlap Artifact Mossy Gold
SW6137 SW6138 SW6139
Color Group 17
Quiver Tan Superior Bronze Protege Bronze
SW6151 SW6152 SW6153
Color Group 18
Sawdust High Tea Best Bronze
SW6158 SW6159 SW6160
Color Group 19
Connected Gray Eclipse Garden Gate
SW6165 SW6166 SW6167
Color Group 20
Hardware Cocoon Andiron
SW6172 SW6173 SW6174
Color Group 21
Artichoke Oakmoss Secret Garden
SW6179 SW6180 SW6181
Color Group 22
Foggy Day Grays Harbor Dark Night
SW6235 SW6236 SW6237
Color Group 23
Butternut Bose Pear Gallant Gold
SW6389 SW6390 SW6391
Color Group 24
Dovetail Gauntlet Gray Black Fox
SW7018 SW7019 SW7020
Color Group 25
Backdrop Griffin Well-Bred Brown
SW7025 SW7026 SW7027
Color Group 26
Warm Stone Brainstorm Bronze Status Bronze
SW7032 SW7033 SW7034
Color Group 27
Virtual Taupe Smokehouse Van Dyke Brown
SW7039 SW7040 SW7041

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Garage Door

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