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Architectural Review


The committee was formed to review and keep consistent the standards, covenants, and deed restrictions that were established when the Lacy Heights subdivision was originally developed in 1992. This committee was formed to ensure that the Lacy Heights subdivision continues to maintain its high quality of building standards and improvements while keeping harmony with all neighbors concerned.

Currently, the committee is made up of: Bill Nebel and Tom Thoresen. A minimum of two committee members' approval is required to grant subdivision approval for the following: new home building plans, additions and modifications to existing structures, landscaping, and any other special variances or changes to the original subdivision restrictions.

Architecture Committee is required to fill out specific forms that are filed with your plan(s). These forms and plan(s) must be approved by the Architectural Review Committee prior to approval by the City of Fitchburg and prior to obtaining any permits required.

If you are building a new home or making additions and/or modifications to existing structures, landscaping, and/or any other special variances or changes to the original subdivision restrictions, you must fill out Request for Project Review form. This form must be completed and sent to the Lacy Heights Architecture Committee.


If you wish to file a Architectural Complaint against a neighbor, you must fill out Uniform Complaint Procedure form. This form must be completed and sent to the Lacy Heights Architecture Committee for review.

Further information and questions should be directed to Bill Nebel, Tom Thoresen, or by sending an email to archReview@lacyheights.org. Bill and Tom's phone numbers can be found in the Lacy Heights phone directory. Feel free to call either of them at home.


FAQ:

What is the Architecture Review Committee: The committee was formed to review and keep consistent the standards, covenants, and deed restrictions that were established when the Lacy Heights subdivision was originally developed in 1992. This committee was formed to ensure that the Lacy Heights subdivision continues to maintain its high quality of building standards and improvements while keeping harmony with all neighbors concerned.


What are are the Standards, Covenants, and Deed Restrictions for Lacy Heights : Similar to many other neighborhoods, there are a set of consistent Covenants that are established for a subdivision prior to its construction. These Covenants should have been made available at the time of purchasing your home. The intent of the Covenants is to provide a memo of understanding between you and your neighbors. These standards cover many different areas including rules for exterior enhancements to your home. A copy of the Lacy Heights Covenants can be found at our website: Click here.


Why the Covenant is a good thing for Lacy Heights : A set of expectations of our neighborhood is established with this covenant. Without a neighborhood covenant, you could have a neighborhood were someone turns their front yard into a dump, someone could install a big ugly looking radio tower in their front yard, and more.


What if I skip the review process: A neighbor or a new neighbor moving in after your expansion or addition could legally challenge your expansion or addition if the proper review and papers are not filed. Following the review process facilitates the proper procedures outline in the Covenant.


What the Architecture Review Committee IS NOT: The Architecture Review Committee is NOT a policing committee. As the title suggests, they are merely a "Review" committee in that they will assist in performing a compliance review of any exterior work being done with your home and will assist in ensuring all paper work is completed correctly. They will assist and advise on any neighbor dispute in respect to Architecture related items. If differences occur between neighbors that cannot be resolved by the review processes, then further action will need to be taken to the City of Fitchburg .


Who is on the Committee: Currently, the committee is made up of two members: Bill Nebel and Tom Thoresen. A minimum of two committee members approval is required to grant subdivision approval for the following: new home building plans, additions and modifications to existing structures, landscaping, and any other special variances or changes to the original subdivision restrictions.


What is the Architecture Committee required to do: Architecture Committee is required to fill out specific forms that are filed with your plan(s). These forms and plan(s) must be approved by the Architectural Review Committee prior to approval by the City of Fitchburg and prior to obtaining any permits required.


What are you required to do: If you are building a new home or making additions and/or modifications to existing structures, landscaping, and/or any other special variances or changes to the original subdivision restrictions, you must fill out "Request for Project Review" form. This form must be completed and sent to the Lacy Heights Architecture Committee. In addition, you are required to get your neighbor on each side of your property including the neighbor behind you to sign off on your plans for enhancement. Signature is required and needs to be signed directly on the plans and a copy of the plans needs to be submitted to the review committee. Specifications/Plans should be provided by designer or contractor that is professionally developed. Included in the plans should be a list of materials and type of construction. At least two sets of plans are needef for signature from the review committee.


Presenting our Committee Members:

 

Tom Thoresen

 

Bill Nebel

 



 
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