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Home Design Guidelines


❒ 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.


❒ 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.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, or to submit your documents, please contact us at:

t: 902-445-2000


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