SOUTH GULF COVE HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION INC. ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE RESIDENTIAL
GUIDELINES, RESTRICTIONS, AND CONDITIONS
Residential guidelines, restrictions and conditions are published by
the Architectural Review Committee (ARC) of the South Gulf Cove
Homeowners Association Inc., to orient property owners, builders and
general contractors to the correct procedures, requirements and
specifications for new construction or any modification to existing
residential structures within South Gulf Cove.
These guidelines, restrictions and conditions may change from time to
time. Please check with the ARC for a current issue. These regulations
are adopted pursuant to the authority provided by the Declaration of
Restrictions, Reservations, Easements and Covenants of South Gulf
Cove, Port Charlotte, FL. And wherever these rules and regulations
exceed in scope those established by the State of Florida or the
County of Charlotte, the stricter rules and regulations shall apply.
ARC and/or South Gulf Cove Homeowners Association Inc. is not
responsible for the workmanship, quality or conformity with
contractual specifications of any construction. This is a matter
between the owner and contractor.
function of the ARC is to enforce the Declaration of Restrictions,
Reservations, Easements and Covenants of South Gulf Cove, Port
Charlotte, FL. No building or structure shall be erected or modified
on any residential lot until the design and location thereof have been
approved in writing by the South Gulf Cove Architectural Review
Committee of the South Gulf Cove Homeowners Association, Inc.
STRUCTURAL PLANS — The builder, general contractor or
owner is responsible for submitting to the ARC a complete set of
building plans that accurately represent the proposed structure and
meet acceptable architectural standards. The building plans must
include the following:
Floor plans of all levels including plumbing and electrical layouts
must be submitted.
Elevations of all sides including specific roof pitches, roof
materials, overhangs and exterior finishes.
Detail and building sections showing at least one general building
section detailing wall construction, materials, roof pitches,
overhangs, and footing details.
Exterior wall and accent color samples.
Roofing material color sample.
plans shall be professionally drawn with sufficient and explicit
details to be adequate for the entire construction process.
When reference is made to any code, it shall refer to the edition of
the code that is currently adopted by the Charlotte County Building
any significant structural change that affects the integrity, square
footage or architectural design of the structure is made after ARC
approval is received, a new set of plans must be submitted to the ARC
for review and approval.
These same requirements are applicable to submission of a
change/addition to homes under construction or change/addition to
existing home request.
BOUNDARY SURVEY — A boundary survey of the property
must be submitted showing placement of the house, attachments,
property line, easements, utilities, driveways and erosion/storm water
TIME SCHEDULE — construction activities must begin
within one year of the issuance of the ARC approval. Failure to begin
work within this time frame may cause the permit to be revoked and the
ARC fee to be forfeited. This would require re-submission to the ARC.
CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY — During all construction
activity, the lot shall be cleaned of trash and miscellaneous building
debris on a regular basis. A solid sided commercial waste container
(dumpster) and a chemical toilet must be on the building site before
construction activity begins. The dumpster must be emptied when full.
The dumpster and chemical toilet are not allowed to be placed on
private property adjoining the property where construction is taking
There will be no washing — out of ready-mix concrete trucks on roads,
ditches, road rights-of-way, adjoining lots or any lot in SCG. Any
washout necessary should be performed on the lot where the
construction is being done.
AESTHETIC DESIGN — All buildings and structures shall
meet the minimum requirements for aesthetics as established be the
ARC, including, but not limited to the following:
No manufactured homes, modular homes, prefabricated homes,
monolithic dome homes, log cabins, or A-frame homes shall be allowed
on any lot. This includes homes that are pre-built in a factory,
pre-wired and pre-plumbed. Open panelized homes only will be
considered. An open panelized home is a home that has framed wall
sections that are skinned on side with oriented strandboard (OSB) or
plywood. No pre-wired or pre-plumbed panels are allowed. All homes
must be in harmony with surrounding structures.
Any building or improvements hereafter constructed shall be masonry,
concrete block, concrete filled Styrofoam, steel, or wood
construction. All buildings must have stucco, vinyl siding, wood,
brick or decorative concrete block exterior finish. New exterior
finishes approved by the Charlotte County Building Code will be
considered and reveiwed by the Architecural Review Committee.
The ARC will review the plan for harmony of design as well as its
harmony with surrounding structures. The house plans must include
front, back, left and right elevations for review by the committee.
Roofing materials on all structures shall be asphalt shingles, tile,
or metal. New material that is approved by Charlotte County Code
will be considered by the ARC.
All homes must have a covered portico (not including overhang). The
roof of the portico and the roof of the house must be covered with
the same material.
No home shall be built that is substantially structurally identical
to any adjacent home on a contiguous lot. The Architectural Review
Committee shall have the sole and exclusive discretion to determine
if a home is substantially structurally identical to an adjacent
home and its determination shall be final and binding.
No building may exceed thirty-eight feet (38’) in height. The height
of building is the vertical distance measured from the lowest
minimum habitable floor habitation for which a building permit may
be issued to the highest point of the roof structure.
All exterior colors and exterior accent colors must be approved by
the ARC. An approved list of colors based on Flex Bon Paints
Colorsource selection or equal will be available upon request. No
bright or flourescent colors will be allowed. Colors must be in
harmony with surrounding structures.
MINIMUM SQUARE FOOTAGE — All structures must conform
to the following:
Minimum Square Footage: No building shall be erected on any
residential lot having a living area of less than 1,500 air
conditioned square feet with a two car attached garage. Two story
homes shall have a minimum of 1,500 air conditioned square feet of
living area with a two car attached garage. The garage shall not be
considered living area.
building with a minimum square feet of living area less than 1,500
square feet that is in existence on November 17, 2000, the date the
Deed Restrictions were recorded in the Public Record of Charlotte
County, Florida shall be allowed to remain (“grandfathered”) until 50%
or more of the existing building is destroyed, removed, or replaced or
there is construction to change the existing square footage. At that
time the building will be required to be in compliance with this
SETBACKS — All structures must conform to the
Waterfront and dry lots shall have the setbacks as follows;
Canal or rear lot line:
Front lot line:
Side lot line:
side lot line and rear lot line setbacks shall not apply to a garage
located 50 feet or more from the minimum building setback line, except
that on corner lots, no structure shall be permitted nearer than 20
feet to the front line of the said corner lot nor nearer than 15 feet
to the side street lot line.
additional buildings or structures constructed must also conform to
the minimum lot setbacks and material requirements.
DRIVEWAYS — All driveways must be constructed of
concrete or masonry based material, brick, pavers or stamped concrete.