Deer Mountain Architectural Regulation
- Deer Mountain Community Homeowners (Deer Mountain, UT)
- United States of America
Your support is requested to revert the dwelling size, square footage, and height restriction rules within the Deer Mountain ACC guidelines to their original state as described in the August 1st, 2000 Architectural Regulations. Also, a clear definition of living space that is consistent with Wasatch County’s should be included in the updated Architectural Regulations and a clarification that "living space" does not include swimming pools and/or sport courts whether covered or uncovered.
The August 1, 2000 ACC Rules stated:
"MINIMUM DWELLING SIZE: that if four (4) feet or more of the entire foundation is above the point where the landscaping meets the building, then the basement shall be considered a story for the purpose of determining square footage. For a level to be considered a “ground floor” that level must be a street level and totally visible above ground from the street providing principle access to the building.”
HEIGHT LIMIT: As measured from the vertical distance from the average natural grade, at the center point of the front setback line (setback line not to exceed 40'), to the point of the top of the roof, not including decorative features less than eight feet wide above the roof, no dwelling shall be erected to a height less than sixteen (16) feet nor more than thirty three (33) feet. If the location of the home is more than 40' setback from the right of way, the ACC shall review and approve the impact of increased height of home to the surrounding neighbors."
Last October 2, 2007 the Architectural Control Committee (less than 6 people) voted to change the rules so that a basement counts in the square footage of a home even if all or a portion of the basement is underground. We feel this should have been addressed at the 2007 Yearly Meeting so that all homeowners had an opportunity to make this determination. The new rules on dwelling size are as follows:
“For the purposes of determining square footage, all finished living space inside the dwelling shall be included in the area calculations. Garages and utility areas (i.e. non-living spaces) shall not be included in the area calculations.”
We appreciate your help in maintaining the original intent of the Architectural Guidelines and in helping to maintain property values in our beautiful community.
In accordance with the Bylaws of the Deer Mountain HOA, the following members of the Association request that the dwelling size, square footage rules, and height limitations be reverted to their original state as of August 1st, 2000.
Also, a clear definition of living space that is consistent with Wasatch County’s should be included in the updated Architectural Regulations and a clarification that "living space" does not include swimming pools and/or sport courts whether covered or uncovered.
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The Deer Mountain Architectural Regulation petition to Deer Mountain Community Homeowners (Deer Mountain, UT) was written by Lisa Horowitz and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.