Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

Reminder about Architectural Improvements

Posted on: February 10th, 2020

All of the residents of Encinitas Ranch benefit from owners who make improvements to their homes. The community strongly endorses and promotes architectural and landscaping improvements. Over the past four years numerous changes have been made to the Architectural Standards to streamline the process for implementing such improvements and to reduce the time and costs. […]

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Home Maintenance

Posted on: September 8th, 2018

Living in a planned community offers many benefits to residents. The Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&Rs) and Rules and Regulations help to ensure that this community remains a highly desirable and coveted place to live and that property values are maintained at the highest possible levels. The responsibilities to maintain the community to high standards […]

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New Architectural Objectives and Philosophy

Posted on: July 23rd, 2018

In the spirit of ongoing process improvement, the Board of Directors and the Architectural Committee recently refined and approved objectives and an overall philosophy on how the community will govern architectural standards in the future and to ensure that design principles and criteria are in effect which will promote Encinitas Ranch to retain its quality, […]

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Updates to Architectural Standards Appendices

Posted on: May 22nd, 2018

In the past few weeks several changes were made to Appendix H (Perimeter Fence Specifications) and Appendix I (Glass Wall Checklist) of the Architectural Standards. These changes were made as a direct result of a new scenario for installing a glass wall as well as new information regarding the CMU block that is used throughout […]

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I want to convert some of my garage space to another use in my home

Posted on: April 30th, 2018

The Encinitas Ranch Community Association does not permit and will not approve conversion of garage space to any other use. This policy was developed with input from the Community Association consulting attorney, professional managers, consulting architect, and Board and Architectural Committee members.  The reasons include community aesthetics, certain sections of the CC&Rs, community rules limiting […]

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What should I secure first: Approval by the AC or a City permit?

Posted on: April 24th, 2018

The rules and codes of the City of Encinitas and the Community Association align in many respects, but not in all.  Obtaining City permits does not waive or override the need for AC approval for any improvement.  Similarly AC approval does not waive or override the need for an Owner to obtain any required City […]

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