Design Review Landscaping

Approval Process


The following activities must be submitted, reviewed, and approved by the Design Review Committee (DRC) prior to the initiation of any work. 

  • All new construction
  • Exterior improvements to an existing property
  • New landscaping installations
  • Revised landscaping

Some commonly done modifications and additions that require DRC approval include: adding rooms, patios, decks, and garages to an existing home (approvals of this type require the submission of an architectural plan, preferably from a licensed architect); hardscape modifications such as fire pits, retaining walls, sports courts, outdoor kitchens, and lighting; landscape modifications such as trees, shrubs, water features, boulders, and sod; features such as hot tubs, play sets, sculptures, basketball hoops, and invisible dog fences. 

drc approval forms

drc standards + specifications documents


Special approval requirements come into play with sub-associations and when golf courses are involved:

Requests for approval must be submitted to both the DRC and sub-association as appropriate. They should be submitted to the design review of the sub-association before the Master DRC. The sub-associations are more restrictive than the Master Association and therefore must approve the submittal before the Master Association’s DRC will review the request.

Golf Courses
Residents must solicit golf course approval for any change that encroaches on the golf course set-back or that alters the view from the golf course.

Questions? Contact the Design Review staff at 303-814-1345 or email: drc@thevillagecastlepines.com