Outdoor Kitchens & Permanently Installed Fireplaces and Firepits

Requires submittal of a Design Review Request.

Outdoor kitchens are a permanent, weather-resistant combination of a grill, storage cabinets, countertop, sink, and/or other kitchen features typically built into a patio or deck.   An outdoor fireplace is a permanent, exterior wall mounted, gas or propane fireplace of similar construction to an indoor fireplace which is also incorporated into a patio or deck.  Portable grills do not require Committee approval.

Evaluation Criteria for outdoor kitchens and fireplaces include, but are not limited to:

  • Materials and installation methods must be appropriate;
  • Integrates with the patio, deck, and/or landscape plan;
  • Compliments the building architecture when appropriate;
  • Reasonably conforms and harmonizes with surroundings;
  • Screened or not immediately visible to adjacent property owners;
  • Any utilities servicing kitchens or fireplaces shall be installed underground;
  • Complies with applicable city building codes;
  • Incorporates appropriate safety features (locks, covers) to deter unwanted users.
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