Awnings

Requires submittal of Design Review Request.

An awning is a roof-like shelter extending above a window, door, deck, or patio and is commonly made of canvas or a similar durable fabric.  Awnings over patios or decks are often retractable.  Awnings may also be referred to as overhangs.  Rear-illuminated awnings or awnings illuminated from a lighting source mounted behind the awning are prohibited.

Evaluation Criteria for awnings include, but are not limited to:

  • Materials and installation methods must be completed in accordance with manufacturers recommended procedures;
  • Colors must be complementary to the building
  • Height of retractable awnings over patios or decks shall not exceed 10 feet
  • Reasonably conforms and harmonizes with surroundings
  • Does not unreasonably obstruct or diminish the view of adjacent property owners
  • Materials must be canvas or similar durable fabric that can withstand seasonal weather

Maintenance Criteria for awnings include, but are not limited to:

  • When awnings become faded or worn, the fabric material must be promptly replaced or the awning removed.
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