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SECTION I

INTRODUCTION

SECTION II

NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDELINES

SECTION III

ARCHITECTURAL GUIDELINES

SECTION IV

ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS

SECTION V

LANDSCAPE GUIDELINES

SECTION VI

SUBMITTAL PROCEDURES

SECTION VII

APPENDIX

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landscape overview These Landscape Guidelines illustrate options for both single and paired unit lots. The landscape at Venango Trails will accent the neighborhood while unifying the continuingly changing architecture. The landscape will display different planting themes throughout the neighborhood via the signature plant list. The signature plant list enhances the overall character of the neighborhood by providing year round seasonal interest plants in specific locations, mainly the fronts and corners of the homes. A general plant list is provided to clearly connect the various planting zones throughout the development. The signature and general plant lists will be addressed in detail in Section V ~ Signature Plant List Overview.

D etailed illustration o f a f ront yard

E xample o f a paving element E xample o f the P ublic and S emi - P rivate S pace

P lant materials

I llustration o f the f ront yards o f a paired unit

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E xample o f f encing material

T y pical Front P orch

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PLANTING ZONES

50% of Alley yards planted in materials other than lawn. side yard living

setbac k line

P rivate S pace No requirements

P ropert y L ine

S emi - P rivate S pace At least, 40% front yard planted in materials other than lawn. At least, 25% of side yards planted in materials other than lawn. D iagram o f a Paired U nit

P ropert y L ine S ervice S pace 50% of Alley yards planted in materials other than lawn.

P rivate S pace No requirements street tree

ornamental tree

Single and paired units are divided into three zones: Public and Semi-Private, Private and Service Spaces. The Public Space is defined by the road to the sidewalk including the street trees. The sidewalk creates an outdoor space that is pedestrian-friendly . Semi-Private Space is from the sidewalk to the front porch of the unit. It is required that at least 40% if the front yard to be landscape materials other than lawn. The rich plant palette required for the SemiPrivate Space establishes an pedestrian friendly edge while complimenting the architectural design and streetscape. Private Space is the area between the Semi-Private and Service Space starting at the back of the porch to the front of the alley yards and creates side yard living. The side yard must be planted with a minimum of 25% landscape materials other than lawn. Side yards are transition spaces from the required planting palette of the Public and Semi-Private realm to the Private Space opened to personal preference. Service Space stretches from the back end of the garage to the rear yard property line. At least 50% of alley yards must be planted with landscape materials other than lawn. Vertical layering include Overhead, Eye-Level, and Ground-Level Tiers. Overhead layers like street trees provide shade and create outdoor rooms and a sense of space. Eye-Level would the next layer that consist of shrubs, small ornamental trees, fences, and tall perennials. This layer accentuates the landscape with a patchwork of color, texture, and fragrance. The layer is GroundLevel which includes ground covers, paving materials, and potted plants. These elements create the edge framework to porches, sidewalks, and property lines.

evergreen shrub perennial groundcover

S emi - P rivate S pace At least, 40% front yard planted in materials other than lawn. At least, 25% of side yards planted in materials other than lawn.

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D iagram o f a S ingle U nit

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PLANTING OPTIONS

SINGLE CORNER AND MID-BLOCK LOTS

Front and public zones must reflect plantings from the Signature Plant List for the specific neighborhood planting zone. Private zones can select planting from the signature as well as the recommended plant list in this landscape guideline section. Houses on corner lots shall have distinctive side elevations which may feature wrap-around porches and fencing. These lots are encouraged to construct a fence to create a private space for outdoor living. Patios must be constructed within the property setback lines. For corner lots, the Signature Plant List is required in the Semi-Public Realm which stretches to the backside of the home.

A lle y L ined w ith Flo w ering trees C oncrete D rive 2 0 ’ w ide max .

propert y line S hrub B order 2 4 ” S torage w ith Fence S creening

PRIVACY Fence Lawn Pavers

private side yard la w n

S I D E YA R D Patio

TRELLIS C overed Patio G roundcover 4 2 ” privac y f ence starts mid -w ay bac k OPTIONAL Wrap A round P orch f ence w ith gate porch O rnamental T ree B ric k Wal k

Lawn

S treet T ree

S treet ro w I llustrative S ingle U nit O ption D iagram N Ote : C ondition f or cottage lots w ith alle y access .

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PLANTING OPTIONS P A I R E D C O R N E R L O TS ALLEY ornamental tree C oncrete D rive

2 ’ w ide deciduous shrub drive w ay separation

garage Lawn

S eating Wall

S tairs side yard patio w ith 4 2 ” privac y B u f f er

Since landscape maintenance is provided by the HOA< paired homes should have simple yet elegant plantings. Front and public zones must reflect plantings from the Signature Plant List. Private zones can select planting from the signature as well as the recommended plant list in this landscape guideline section. Like the single family options, the corner lot paired home is required to select plantings from the Signature Plant List in the Semi-Private Realm which stretches to the backside of the home.

side yard f lagstone patio w ith 4 2 ” privac y bu f f er

P rivac y E vergreen S creening

Pavers B roadlea f E vergreen S hrubs

O rnamental S hade T ree

P orch

H edge L ined B ric k Wal k side w al k S treet T ree S treet ro w

I llustrative Paired U nit D iagram N Ote : condition similar f or artisan lots and village lots .

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PLANTING OPTIONS P A I R E D M I D - B L O C K L O TS Since lawn care maintenance is provided by the HOA, paired homes do not have a fencing option and simple planting is encouraged. The illustration shows a hedge that creates the privacy buffer from neighbors. All patios must be constructed within property’s setback lines. Private buffer along patios are encouraged to enhance the side yard living. Minimal planting and patio configuration are encouraged to decrease intense maintenance. Lawn Maintenance is provided by the HOA for all paired homes.

ALLEY

O R N A M E N TA L T R E E

drive w ay

Lawn

garage

S teps to O pen L a w n S tone Wall 3 6 ”

P erennial B ed

bric k paved patio w ith 4 2 ” privac y bu f f er

bric k paved patio w ith 4 2 ” privac y bu f f er

P erennial B ed D eciduous H edge 3 6 ” Flo w ering T ree porch D eciduous S hrubs

E vergreen S hrubs

G roundcover GRASS LAWN SIDEWALK

S treet ro w

S treet T ree

I llustrative Paired U nit D iagram N Ote : condition similar f or artisan lots and village lots .

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P L A N T I N G O P T I O N S PA I R E D SIDE AND BACK ALLEY

With the side alley option, at least 50% of alley yards must be planted with landscape materials other than lawn. A lle y T rees Lawn concrete drive 2 0 ’ max . ( 2 car )

C overed Patio ALLEY

Patio w ith 4 2 ” P rivac y bu f f er

The illustration to the left of the page shows a homeowner’s private space landscaping opportunities such as a cut flower garden or a vegetable garden can be planted within the private space zone. The planting designs should be simple for easy lawn maintenance for the HOA. These front yards maximize lawn to the street with plantings around just foundation while back yard plantings create a screen border along the property setback line to increase private living space.

C ut Flo w er G arden

Lawn B ric k Wal k S hrubs 3 6 ” tall

S treet ro w

S treet T rees

I llustrative Paired U nit O ption D iagram N Ote : condition similar f or artisan lots and village lots .

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PLANTING OPTIONS S I N G L E FA M I LY L O TS These single family homes only access is the main street (no alley). Mail boxes will also be located on the main street while meters and HVAC units will be located behind the home. These illustrations show the transition from the previous lots’ side yard living to rear yard living. Driveways illustrated to the left show the 3’ wide ribbon lawn option (Concrete paving is encouraged for this feature). Driveways are to be paved with concrete, asphalt, or decorative stone. There should be at least a 3’ minimum distance between the home and the driveway for planting. Fence must enclose the rear yard, not the side yard.

EXISTING TREE LINE

60’ PRIVACY FENCE

2-3 CAR GARAGE

B A C K YA R D PRIVACY PAT I O S PA C E 48” HEDGE

PAT I O PAT I O

6 0 ” Fence : f ence must attach to rear o f main massing

GROUNDCOVER

HOME

D R I V E W AY 10’ WIDE WITH RIBBON LAWN ( 3 ’ M I N. W I D E )

24” HEDGE

F LO W E R I N G SHRUB

PORCH

O R N A M E N TA L TREE

O R N A M E N TA L TREE

O R N A M E N TA L TREE

WALK SIDEWALK STREET TREE S treet ro w I llustrative single family U nit D iagram

N Ote : condition similar f or cottage lots side drive w ay s , par k lots , manor lots and estate lots .

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PLANTING OPTION O F F S E T S I D E YA R D PAT I O S Offset side yard patios provide additional privacy for homeowners. ALLEY

Lawn

drive w ay

bric k pavers f lo w ering tree

garage

Make every attempt to offset side yard patios to provide an outdoor “room” for homeowners to occupy for various uses. This space should be paved and may be at grade or elevated per approval of the Design Review Board. A privacy buffer is encouraged parallel to adjacent neighbors’ yard. This privacy buffer may be constructed or planted.

PAT I O P rivate patio w ith 4 2 ” bu f f er

4 2 ” stone w all

privac y screen w ith plantings

PAT I O S I D E YA R D patio space w ith privac y B f f er

24” HEDGE perennial bed porch

GROUNDCOVER

S treet ro w

I llustrative Paired U nit D iagram w ith o f f set side yard patios N Ote : condition similar f or artisan lots and village lots .

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L O T G R A D I N G R E Q U I R E M E N TS S L O P I N G L O TS 1. Front porches must be a minimum of 18” high (3 steps minimum). 2. First floor elevation must be a minimum 1 step above front porch elevation. 3. There are two backyard low side slope grade options. See Section No.1 (Finish Grade Alt. 1 & 2) 4. Primary garage access is via alley. 5. Access to optional basement via alley loaded garage 6. Driveway access to garage from main street is acceptable if no alley. (see No. 6) 7. Retaining walls may be required depending on side conditions.

1. 7’ Low side lot with alley.

2. 6’ high side lot with alley.

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L O T G R A D I N G R E Q U I R E M E N TS S L O P I N G A N D F L A T L O TS 1. Front porches must be a minimum of 18â&#x20AC;? high (3 steps minimum). 2. First floor elevation must be a minimum 1 step above front porch elevation. 4. Primary garage access is via alley. 5. Access to optional basement via alley loaded garage 6. Driveway access to garage from main street is acceptable if no alley. (see No. 6) 7. Retaining walls may be required depending on side conditions. 3. 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122; high side Lot with no alley.

4. flat lot with alley (typical).

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M I S C E L L A N E O US D E S I G N E L E M E N TS MISCELLANEOUS Mail boxes should be placed on the alley side of the property and coordinated with the USPS for deliveries. Boxes should be grouped in twos at side-by-side lots. Wall mounted boxes may be acceptable. No oversized plastic boxes will be acceptable. House numbers must be labeled on boxes and front of the house. Waste/Trash must be serviced by alley. Trash storage receptacles shall be located along the driveway or within the garage area. Screening for the storage is required. Trellises, arbors and decorative screening elements are acceptable and provide visual enhancement, additional planting areas, and private living spaces. Each home shall provide two car garage minimum per unit. Parking on the main street and alley drives are permitted if needed. No parking in the alley right of way. Deck designs must be reviewed by the DRB. All decks must be placed in the private zone.

42” PRIVACY FENCE FENCES ARE ENCOURAGED AROUND A L L P R I V AT E S I D E A N D R E A R YA R D S W I T H

WALLS, FENCES AND SCREENS Walls, Fences and Screens should be designed to compliment the architecture of the house. They are required around trash receptacles, HVAC equipment, service areas, and are encouraged around private spaces, including the side yard patios when facing other side yard patios. Fences are not permitted in the front yards of any home at VT. Fences are encouraged around all private side and rear yards with a maximum height of 42” and minimum height of 30” with the top 12” opaque. Side yard fences must be offset back from the main body of the house by 10’. Side yard fences along a street must connect from the main body of the house to the garage. Walls shall be made of stone or brick and a maximum of feet tall. At the base of fences and along walls, groundcover or other plantings are encouraged to add aesthetic appeal. PAVING Concrete is the minimum standard paving for driveways, patios and walks. Paving materials such as brick, stone, stamp patterned concrete, concrete pavers and other porous materials are encouraged options and will enhance the arrival appearance. Asphalt is not acceptable. Ribbon Paving is encouraged with a lawn strip of 3’ wide minimum.

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Irrigation should be limited in all instances. Signature plants were carefully selected to enhance the outdoor living spaces at Venango Trails not only visually but the plants were selected based on their tolerance of disease, tolerance of drought and low maintenance (after plants are established). Annual flowers are recommended and should be maintained by owner or HOA. All planting beds shall be edged with a durable edging material. Wood, wrought iron, and aluminum are all acceptable material options. GR ADING Should provide positive drainage slope away from homes, porches, paving. RESIDENTIAL SITE LIGHTING Light fixtures should be contained to the lot and should not trespass onto other properties or public ways. No up-lighting is acceptable. No shielded spot-lights are acceptable. All entry doors, porches, patios, and garage doors should have adjacent fixtures. Low voltage LED site lighting may be acceptable along walks and private space of the home by review by the DRB. Lamp posts are not acceptable.

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