Porch Roofs or Permanent Deck Covers

Requires submittal of Design Review Request.

A porch roof or permanent deck cover is a roof system over a deck, patio, porch or stoop that is incorporated into the building structurally and architecturally and is considered part of the permanent structure.  As such, it must conform with all city applicable building codes and bulk plane height restrictions, which may be different from Lowry’s stated height restrictions.  They typically entail engineered plans and require building permits.

Evaluation Criteria for porch roofs or permanent deck covers 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;
  • Reasonably conforms and harmonizes with surroundings;
  • Does not unreasonably obstruct or diminish the view of adjacent property owners;
  • Is located within setbacks and does not obstruct easements;
  • Complies with applicable city building codes.
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