Home Design Guidelines
FOR HOME DESIGN APPROVAL AND SITING AND GRADING COMPLETION:
❒ Facade differs from the home on either side and across the street.
❒ Wall heights and home style (2ST, 2ST*, BG) match the existing master grading plan
❒ The front facade is ‘balanced’ with no large areas of blank wall space on the front of the home.
❒ Corner lots have decorative architectural details and treatments on the flank side
❒ There are a maximum of 7 exterior steps, in a straight run, from entryway to garage level.
❒ Where columns are used, they are a minimum of 8”. If columns are wooden, they must be stained and painted.
❒ Garage door must match the architectural style of the house.
❒ Facade transparency, garage and driveway widths comply with the applicable municipal Development Agreement.
❒ The roof pitch is a minimum 8/12 side to side for New Traditional Style homes unless otherwise approved by SGL.
❒ Garage does not protrude more than .6m beyond any other facade elements.
❒ Masonry requirements as per the Purchase and Sales Agreement are met, and noted on plans.
❒ The remaining area of the facades, the roof, and driveway, are all designed to be constructed and finished with an approved material.
❒ Front porches and stairs are designed to be constructed of materials other than pressure treated wood.
❒ Provisions have been made to screen green-bins, garbage cans, propane tanks, etc. from street view where possible.
❒ You have met with us to coordinate three key common elements to be used across the other lots within your area.
FOR LANDSCAPE DEPOSIT RELEASE:
❒ Colour and material selections must be submitted.
❒ A lot grading certificate must demonstrate that the initial intent is met by showing grades at the same locations as proposed grading.
❒ One tree must be planted for every lot with frontage under 40’. For lots with frontage of 40’ or greater, two trees must be planted.
❒ Trees must be indigenous to Nova Scotia and be a minimum of 5’ (1.52 m) tall and a minimum diameter of 5cm/2”.
Note: This list is intended to provide a quick reference for key items required for approval. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee approval.Landscaping and driveway areas will be completed within 6 months from the date of substantial home completion.