Pergolas

Requires submittal of a Design Review Request. A pergola is an exterior structure with an open roof system, generally used to create partial shade over a patio or deck.  It is commonly made of wood and is supported on posts.   Occasionally, a temporary seasonal fabric cover is incorporated.  Storage of temporary seasonal pergola cover shall be out of sight of surrounding neighbors and completed in a neat an orderly fashion.

Evaluation Criteria for pergolas 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 shall not exceed 10 feet from grade on which it sits;
  • Reasonably conforms and harmonizes with surroundings;
  • Does not unreasonably obstruct or diminish the view of adjacent property owners.

Evaluation Criteria for seasonal pergola covers include, but are not limited to:

  • Materials must be made of canvas or similar and withstand seasonal weather;
  • Attachment methods must be discrete and allow for easy install and removal;
  • Colors must be complementary to the building;
  • Reasonably conforms and harmonizes with surroundings;
  • Use is restricted to the period May 1 to October 1.
  • Does not unreasonably obstruct or diminish the view of adjacent property owners.
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