Gazebos

Requires submittal of a Design Review Request.

A gazebo is an accessory building that is detached, permanent, decorative and used as a seasonal gathering place.   The sides are usually open or screened.

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

  • Materials and installation methods must be completed in accordance with manufacturers recommended procedures;
  • Integrates with the landscape plan;
  • Reasonably conforms and harmonizes with surroundings;
  • Does not unreasonably obstruct or diminish the view of adjacent property owners;
  • Height is not to exceed 13-feet from grade without a variance;
  • For heights greater than 13-feet but less than 15-feet from grade, a variance is required in which it must be demonstrated that the gazebo conforms to the bulk plane requirements depicted below; no gazebo will exceed 15-feet;
  • Any utilities servicing gazebos buildings shall be installed underground;
  • Located in the back yard, within property setbacks, and does not obstruct easements.

Maintenance Criteria for add gazebos include, but are not limited to:

  • Gazebos will be maintained in the same fashion as primary structures
  • Property owners will keep gazebos free of faded or peeling paint
  • If screened, gazebo screens will be kept in good repair.

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Figure 1 – Gazebo Bulk Plane Requirement

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