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.

The DRC team will walk you through the process, come to your home to review the project and work with your landscapers on the approved plant list. To begin the review process complete the appropriate application form and send or drop off the application form along with two sets of plans to the Castle Pines Homes Association Office, 688 Happy Canyon Road, Castle Rock, CO 80108, attention Design Review.

DRC Approval Forms

DRC Standards and Specifications Documents

The Village at Castle Pines Landscape Standards

The Village at Castle Pines Approved Plant List

Exterior Lighting Design Guidelines (Landscaping)

Mailbox Standards and Specifications

Builder’s Sign Guidelines

Builder/Contractor Rules and Regulations

DRC Approval Process & Fees

Special Approval Requirements

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: [email protected]