Rules & Regulations Update: June 2021

Rules & Regulations Update: June 2021

Peregrine is the Premier Mountainside Community in Colorado Springs. Ensuring that Peregrine continues to thrive and to protect the investment made by homeowners, Peregrine benefits from being a Covenant controlled community.

The Covenant Compliance Committee was formed in 2018 to advise and assist the Peregrine Master Association (PMA) in ensuring compliance with all of the Association’s rules, either detailed in the Protective Covenants or the Rules and Regulations (R&R’s). The Committee currently has four members from across the community, and its primary goals are:

  • Ensure the compliance process is consistently applied and addresses Peregrine’s requirements over the coming years.
  • Make the R&R’s easier to read and structured so homeowners can quickly find answers to questions.
  • Verify that the evolving R&R’s maintain consistency with the Protective Covenants.

The Board recently approved the update to section III. Architectural Review/ Common Items, Accessory Storage Units, Storage Shed, and Other Accessory Structures (3 pages). 

The Rules and Regulations document, hosted on the PMA website, will always be current with all changes as they are published. You can find the updated R&R’s on the Governing Documents section of the Resources page on peregrinehoa.com.

Kristen Petersen, Covenant Compliance Committee 

The effective date for the amended clauses in this Blog post is June, 2021.

III. ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW / COMMON ITEMS

These are some but not all of the types of items that require ARC approval. For any item not specifically
listed here or in these Rules, please contact the Property Management Company:

A. Accessory Storage Units

For the purposes of this section, accessory storage units are plastic storage units, such as the type found at local home improvement centers or are small storage units made of wood or similar products constructed by the homeowner. These are stand-alone, small, generally prefab plastic units. These should not be confused with storage sheds (see B below for information on storage sheds). Some of the more common types of plastic units are (Suncast in sizes 6’H x 3’D x 4.7’W and 34″ H x 54″ W x 26″ D, Duraworx Apex 6’x3’, Rubbermaid large vertical 77″H x 56″L x 32″ D, Lifetime Sentinel 8’H x 2.5’D x 8’W, Suncast large shed 6’H x 5.5’ D x 5.5’W). The maximum size of the footprint is thirty-six (36 square feet) for the accessory storage unit.
Accessory storage units are permitted upon review and approval by the ARC. These units will be approved on a case-by-case basis, considering the lot size, square footage of the home, proposed location of the storage unit, and its impact on neighboring properties (as determined by the ARC). The unit must be screened/shielded from street view. The ARC will use accessory storage unit guidelines listed here in their decision-making process:

1. Units shall be located in the rear yard or a location that is not prominently visible from the street. No
units shall be placed in the front yard. The unit shall be located close to the home as is reasonably
possible to reduce the visual impact on neighboring houses. With ARC approval, a unit may also be
placed under back decks or patios if its appearance does not detract from the property’s overall
aesthetics.
2. The structure shall adhere to Site Development and Architectural Standards.
3. No accessory storage unit shall exceed 6’-6” in height.
4. No accessory storage unit shall exceed 36 sq. ft.
5. No more than one storage unit will be approved per lot.
6. The unit must be neutral in color or painted the same color as the home if constructed by the homeowner.
7. The unit must adhere to the City of Colorado Springs easement rules for accessory units. See types of  setbacks based on the location of the shed on property. With ARC approval, units permanently attached to the home may be constructed provided that they are made of the same materials as the home and painted the same color as the home. Should the ARC approve a storage unit that, once constructed, does not match the submitted plans, the unit will be removed at the owner’s expense. All accessory storage units must be maintained in an attractive, safe, and clean condition.

B. Storage Sheds

For the purpose of this section, regular or custom storage sheds are considered built sheds (whether custom or ordered) assembled to store more oversized yard-related items. Both permanent (with a foundation) and non-permanent (without a floor) storage sheds fall into this category. Storage sheds are permitted only by the review and approval of the ARC. Sheds will be approved on a case-by-case basis, considering the lot size, square footage of the home, proposed location of the storage unit, and its impact on neighboring properties (as determined by the ARC). The shed must be screened/shielded from street view. The ARC will use storage shed guidelines listed here in their decision-making process:

1. Sheds shall be located in the rear yard or a location that is not prominently visible from the street. No shed shall be placed in the front yard. The shed shall be located close to the home as is reasonably possible to reduce the visual impact on neighboring houses.
2. The structure shall adhere to Site Development and Architectural Standards.
3. No shed shall exceed 7’ in height.
4. No shed shall exceed 64 sq. ft.
5. No more than one shed will be approved per lot.
6. The unit must be painted the same color as the home, and the roofing materials and color must
match the house.
7. The shed must adhere to the City of Colorado Springs easement rules for accessory units. See
types of setbacks based on the shed’s location on the property, generally 5’ from the property line.

C. Other Accessory Structures

The ARC will review accessory structures such as gazebos, patio trellises, pergolas, greenhouses, and other exterior structures on a case-by-case basis. Decisions by the ARC will consider the lot size, square footage of the home, proposed location, its impact on neighboring properties (as determined by the ARC), and street view. No carports are permitted. TheARC must approve the structure before construction begins and meet the following criteria:

1. Must be located in the rear yard and not prominently visible from the street.
2. Must adhere to the Site Development and Architectural Standards.
3. Must be neutral in color (as determined by the ARC).
4. If requesting construction of a gazebo, it must be an integral part of the landscape plan.
5. Greenhouses must not exceed the exact size requirements as a shed (Section B above) and may be required to be smaller based on location, lot size, and proximity to neighbors.
6. No structure will be created that detracts from the property’s overall aesthetics (as determined by
the ARC).

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