|RE: Architectural review of landscaping||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Michael Barrett (mbarretttoast.net)|
|Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 09:32:49 -0800 (PST)|
I will add to John Beutler's mail about the positive and facilitative mandate we have given our Design Review Team. The mandate, at no point, includes the words allow, forbid, approve, disapprove, permit or deny. The Team only acts to collect and organize community reaction and seek for mutual accomodation. Any disagreement that cannot readily be resolved is to be passed to a general business meeting to act upon community-wide opinion. In my recollection this has never happened. To help the Team maintain their objectivity a completed checklist is requested of "applicants", to be completed after the recommended informal "talking to the neighbors". The checklist form is reproduced below and is, if felt useful, free to copy. Michael Barrett Liberty Village Cohousing Maryland. Checklist from: _______________________ For: _____________________________________ Date: ________________ Description of change or addition. Sketches, dimensioned plans, elevation drawings, real or simulated pictures What is the reason for the proposal? Who will benefit? Impact on the community at large - considering young, old, handicapped or impaired? Impact on immediate neighbors - Do they agree with proposal? Impact outside the community Aesthetic: Appearance, noise & odor during construction and when complete. Traffic: effect upon vehicle, bicycle, pedestrian adult, child & animal traffic patterns. Effect of 2 to 5 years on growth, decay, utility, maintenance Initial cost: Estimate made, to be paid by? Ongoing maintenance costs: Estimate made, to be paid by? Implementation and schedule issues - who will do the work, when, are they appropriately qualified? List safety hazards, during construction and when complete. Environmental hazards to air & soil, animal & plant life, during construction and when complete. Liability: personal & community
RE: Architectural review of landscaping Douglas G. Larson, December 11 2005
- RE: Architectural review of landscaping Michael Barrett, December 11 2005
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