Architectural Design Guidelines

Article VI of the Declaration Document requires all homeowners to obtain pre-approval from the Architecture Review Committee (ARC) before making certain improvements (defined in paragraph 6.1) to their lots. Homeowners must complete and submit to the ARC a design review request (DRR) form. (Click on the link below to open and save a blank copy of the DRR form.) Per paragraph 6.9 of the Declaration Document, DRR forms are considered automatically disapproved if the ARC does not respond within 30 days of receipt of the DRR form.

The ARC’s policy is to approve or reject DRR forms based on the current rules and standards provided in the Design Guidelines. A copy of the Design Guidelines can be opened and/or downloaded using the link below. Homeowners submitting a DRR form must indicate on their DRR form that they are familiar with the ARC’s current architectural policies and design standards.

Lot Modifications Requiring Pre-Approval

Section III and VI of the Declaration Document and the Design Guidelines list the modifications or improvements to Lots that require the pre-approval of the Architectural Review Committee.

City Permits

Homeowners are responsible for contacting Commerce City to determine whether a permit from the City must be obtained. Receiving approval for a project from the Architectural Committee does not mean the project will be approved by the City and vice versa. Installation of sheds, driveways, driveway extensions, sidewalks, fences and trees are a few types of projects that require approval from both the ARC and Commerce City.



Design Review Request Form >>> Click  HERE to download.  [Updated August 2018]

Architectural Design Guidelines >>> Click HERE to download. [Updated April 2024]

Click HERE to submit your completed DRR form.

Buffalo Mesa Paint Color Book [Updated January 2018]

Homeowners can review the list of approved paint color schemes at the ACE HARDWARE store located at Chambers Rd and 104th Avenue (in the King Soopers shopping center).
15181 E 104th Ave
Commerce City, CO 80022
(720) 450-9400

NOTE: Homeowners are required to submit a completed DRR form for proposed house painting projects even if (1) Homeowners plan on repainting their house the same color or (2) Homeowners have selected a color scheme from the Buffalo Mesa paint color scheme book.