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What If I Need to Re-Roof My Home?

Your Pinery Architectural Review Committee (ARC) wants you to know that only roofs approved by the Committee can be re-roofed onto Pinery homes.

Approved roofs can be found on the Pinery Approved Materials List.

To expedite your approval, please select a roof on the list, submit a letter (to Pinery ARC, 8170 Hillcrest Way, Parker, CO 80134) or email Be sure to include your:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Roof Selected (including warranty length for asphalt, 50+ years)
  • Color Name (must be earth-tone)

Office staff will verify that 1) the roof has been pre-approved, and 2) the color selected is an earth-tone, and 3) confirm with a telephone call or email within one week. You are then free to proceed with installation. At the subsequent ARC meeting, the submittal will appear on a ‘pre-approved materials and colors portion of the agenda and be noted by the Committee. You will receive a confirming letter for your files after the meeting.

Roofs not appearing on the list and those with the words ‘with approval’ beside them must be reviewed by the ARC on an individual basis. Please submit the following:

  • Your Name
  • Your Address
  • Your roof selection (manufacturer / product name / warranty)
  • Color selection name with sample
  • Sample of product / brochure
  • Photograph of your house clearly depicting it’s style and color

Submittals received by the Friday noon prior to the ARC meeting will appear on the printed agenda of the subsequent meeting and receive priority handling at the meeting.

What are the requiremets for installing an air conditioner?

All filings in the Pinery require that any air conditioning equipment be at the rear of the residence and out of view of the frontage road (not on the roof)

As a 'change' to your exterior, any new installation of air conditioning should be reviewed and approved by the ARC prior to installation.

A photograph or plot plan with the unit drawn in will suffice to submit a new/placement of your unit, along with a brochure showing it's appearance. Signatures are required from adjacent neighbors indicating that they're aware of your plan to present, especially if for some reason, the unit cannot be placed in the rear, requiring a variance from the committee. If a variance is needed, submittal should include plans for screening from the frontage road.

Can Cars Be Parked On The Street Overnight?

Overnight, streetside parking is increasingly an issue in the Pinery. In addition to giving the neighborhood a cluttered look, parking streetside is a traffic and pedestrian hazard and makes the job of snowplow drivers very difficult. Also, overnight parking on Pinery streets is a covenant violation in all filings of the Pinery. An excerpt from the covenants follows:

OVERNIGHT PARKING: No vehicle of any kind, including but not limited to, automobiles, trucks, buses, tractors, trailers, camping vehicles, boats, boat trailers, snowmobiles, mobile homes, two- and three- wheeled motor vehicles, or other wheeled vehicles shall be permitted to be parked on any public street within the subdivision projects between the hours of 2:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. of any morning.

Please park regularly used vehicles properly in your garage or on your hard-surfaced driveway, and make arrangements to store other vehicles off-site. Thank you for helping maintain the beauty and safety of the Pinery. This article may be clipped for use by residents wishing to post it on windshields of cars parked streetside; extra copies will also be available in the PHA/ARC office.

Explain Easements And Right-of-Ways

Easements: The great majority of lots in Pinery filings 1-8A have ten feet (10’) of property inside the rear and side boundaries set aside as ‘Easements’. This property is set aside on the recorded plats and will appear on property surveys as such. Typical wording in Protective Covenants regarding easements is as follows:

Easements for installation and maintenance of utilities and drainage facilities are reserved as shown on the recorded plat. Within these easements, no structure, planting or other material shall be placed or permitted to remain which may damage or interfere with the installation and maintenance of utilities, or which may change the direction of flow of drainage channels in the easements. The easement of each lot and all improvements in it shall be maintained continuously by the owner of the lot, except for those improvements for which a public authority or utility company is responsible.

In addition to the above, the presence of these easements has had the effect of ensuring that spacing between houses is maintained, which is one of the elements that gives the Pinery its unique quality. Property owners should be aware that items within the easement could be subject to destruction or reinstallation at their expense should utility access be required.

Right-of-Ways: All streets within the Pinery are owned and maintained by Douglas County. The streets reside on Douglas County property called ‘right-of-way’. Right-of-ways for streets in the Pinery are sixty feet (60’). Typically, street asphalt is NOT 60’ wide. Therefore, to find a front property line, an owner can measure the asphalt 30’ from the center line of the street to their front property line. Residents are responsible to maintain the strip of land between the edge of the street and their boundary.

Pinery Signage Policy

Pinery Covenants limit real estate signage to one small sign per property. Pinery policy is that signs may not be posted off the property. However, for an open house or garage sale, one directional sign, present for one day and only at a nearby intersection (not the main entryway), and removed at night, is allowed. Signs not meeting this policy will be removed and brought to the PHA office.

What If I Want To Repaint My Home?

To blend buildings as much as possible with our beautiful natural environment, covenants require all structures in the Pinery to be in earth tones indigenous to the area. This covenant restriction is a primary factor in the unique character of the Pinery. A sample board of approved shades is available in the PARC office. Some colors not allowed are white, black, red, blue, yellow, purple, orange, and pink.

Submittal for architectural review is not required if repainting using the same colors previously approved by the ARC. If your current colors pre-date your ownership or you are in any way unsure of the approval status of the colors on your house (e.g., if you don’t have an ARC approval letter on file), please submit samples of the colors prior to repainting. Reapplication of an unapproved color represents a new violation, initiating appropriate ARC enforcement.

If changing colors, samples must be submitted to the ARC for review.

For shades which clearly appear within the range presented by the office color board, the ARC administrator can confirm the colors to be pre-approved. You can at this point begin painting, the change will be noted by the ARC at the subsequent meeting, and you will receive a confirmation letter for your files.

If there is any question as to whether or not a color falls within the desired earth tone range, color chips submitted will be reviewed by the ARC at the subsequent meeting. Be sure to have confirmation of ARC approval, either verbally if pre-approved, or through an ARC approval letter as described above before you start to paint!

What If I Want To Remove A Tree?

Within the Pinery areas contained in Filings 1 through 8a, all homeowners must receive approval before removing any living tree. This restriction is for the preservation of trees either originally here before construction or planted during landscaping. In our covenants, this restriction is contained in the "LANDSCAPING" section and reads as follows:

"Upon approval and/or completion of the landscaping plan pursuant to this section, no healthy tree shall be removed, nor other major changes be made without approval of the architectural Review committee." This covenant also goes on to say that all diseased or dead trees must be removed when identified. Some filings stipulate removal within a reasonable time after the condition is discovered, others within 120 days from when the condition was discovered or after receipt of notification from the ARC. In some filings, two for one replacement of removed trees is required. If you have dead or diseased trees on your property, inform our office and make arrangements for removal of the tree(s). This will ensure compliance with covenants, maintenance of the beauty of the neighborhood and reduction of fire danger.

Where Can Real Estate Signs Be Posted?

Pinery Covenants limit real estate signage to one small sign per property. Pinery policy is that signs may not be posted off the property. However, for an open house or garage sale, one directional sign, present for one day only at a nearby intersection (not the main entryway), and removed at night, is allowed. Signs not meeting this policy will be removed and brought to the PHA office.

What If I Want A Trampoline Or Play Equipment In My Yard?

Many residents have chosen to install trampolines. In most cases, these are fairly large additions to the yard. Therefore, before installing trampolines or any large play equipment, please submit your plans to the ARC for review. This should include:

  • A plot plan showing the proposed location of the trampoline, including dimensions. As with any play equipment, the trampoline should be at the rear of residence so that views from the frontage road are not adversely affected
  • A brochure showing the look and height of the trampoline
  • Neighbors signatures that they are aware that the proposal is to be reviewed with the meeting indicated (the ARC can supply a form for this purpose)


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