Architectural Review

The Groves CAI requires all Owners to submit an application for any exterior improvement. Applications are reviewed for approval by the Architectural Control Committee. The ARC will notify the applicant in writing of the final determination within 30 days after receipt of the completed application and any additional information or materials requested. We ask that you please submit your applications timely to avoid delays. A Resident must receive written approval prior to construction or modification of improvements commencing.
To protect your property values and preserve the character of the community, the governing documents of the association contain restrictions that establish architectural standards and govern the use of property within your community. You should carefully review the association’s governing documents and the community rules and regulations to familiarize yourself with these guidelines. Should you have further specific questions after this review, please contact the Community Standards Coordinator, Neci Hamilton.

Any change to your property (structural, moving dirt, etc.) will need approval from The Groves ARC (Architectural Review Committee). Complete submittal includes the ARC application, a copy of your actual lot survey plan, dimensions, height, materials, color samples, and utility bill.
  • ANTENNA/SATELLITE DISH: Provide the size or height of the antenna, indicate the location on the lot survey, provide photo or brochure and scope of work. 
  • COLOR CHANGES: Provide samples or swatches of the new colors. 
  • CONCRETE WORK/PAVERS (SIDEWALKS, DRIVEWAY EXTENSION, ETC.): Indicate location on lot survey and show distance from property lines. 
  • DECKING/PATIO: Indicate location on lot survey and show distance from property lines, materials to be used, color, roofing and height of decking.
  • DOORS: Provide photo or brochure. 
  • FENCING: Advice on height, materials, and location on lot survey.
  • GENERATORS: Indicate location on lot survey and show distance from property lines, photo or brochure, provide specifications and scope of work. 
  • LANDSCAPING: Submit all details (plant types) showing placement on the lot survey. Reference Landscape Design Guidelines.
  • PAINTING OR SIDING: Submit a sample of color and/or material. Click for fence color.
  • PATIO COVER, ARBOR, GAZEBO, STORAGE SHED, ROOM ADDITION: Submit an elevation drawing showing how the structure will look. Indicate size, height, color, materials, and roofing and show placement on the lot survey.
  • PLAY STRUCTURE, SWING SET, TRAMPOLINE, PERMANENT & PORTABLE BASKETBALL GOALS: Submit a photo, brochure, or drawing. Indicate size, height, color, materials, etc., location on lot survey and distance from property lines. 
  • POOL/SPA: Submit a detailed drawing of the pool and indicate on the Lot survey the location of the pool and equipment. Must show access to the rear of the property. If you require access to an adjacent lot, a signed Lot Access Agreement must be submitted with the application. Pool application must be accompanied by a $1,000.00 deposit, MONEY ORDER, OR CASHIERS CHECK made payable to “The Groves Community Association, Inc.” Any tree removal must be indicated on the application. Dumping of trash, soil, etc., is not permitted within the community. Contractor signs are not permitted in public view. Dump receipts for soil should be presented when requesting the deposit refund. Excavations are not permitted on Saturday or Sunday. The construction start date must be registered with the association. ***ANY CONSTRUCTION TERMS VIOLATED WILL FORFEIT THE FULL DEPOSIT.*** 
  • ROOF: Submit the manufacturer name/color name (brochure or small sample). Please submit a drawing showing the side and rear view. *Lot survey NOT required.
  • SOLAR PANELS: Submit the manufacturer name/color name (brochure or small sample). Please submit a drawing showing the side and rear view. Submit lot survey with a drawing of placement of solar panels, including spec sheet.
  • SOLAR SCREEN/WINDOW TINTING: Provide material samples.
  • WROUGHT IRON GATES: Submit drawing, color, and indicate on lot survey placement.
  • YARD DECORATIONS (BIRDBATH, BENCHES, STATUES, SIGNS, LIGHTING, ETC.): Submit a photo or brochure, and indicate the location on the lot survey. 
After you have submitted your ARC Application, you may complete your payment here. Make sure to check your email for the ticket number to include when making your payment. Refundable pool deposits can be paid with a money order or cashier's check made out to The Groves Community Association, Inc. You may drop it off in the drop-box located outside the Lifestyle Office. YOUR ARC APPLICATION WILL NOT BE COMPLETE OR CONSIDERED ACCEPTED UNTIL PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED.
Each item requested to be reviewed is considered a separate application and requires the subsequent fee below:
  • $50.00: Basketball Goal, Color Changes, Covered Patio, Driveway Modification, Exterior Lighting, Fire Pit, Flatwork, Outdoor Fireplace, Generator, Gutter, Landscape - Border, Landscape - Partial, Play Structure, Satellite Dish, Security Cameras, Solar Panel, Solar Screen/Window Tint, Sports Court, Storage Shed, Storm Door/Gate, Summer Kitchen, Trampoline
  • $75.00: Landscape, Pergola, Pool
  • $1,000.00: Pool Deposit (REFUNDABLE)
  • $50.00: Fence
  • $75.00: Home Additions
Your review letter will come via email from Ken Anderson and Associates. Please check your spam mail often for your review letter.