2500 Turtle Lake Drive
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302
(248) 338-6500

Architectural Approval Process

Concept Approval

To obtain concept approval, the owner must submit to the Developer the following:
  • A topographic survey of the unit, prepared by a registered engineer or surveyor and depicting existing grades and the location of all trees having a diameter at ground level of three inches or more
  • A conceptual site plan, depicting the location of any proposed dwelling or improvement
  • A conceptual floor plan
  • Conceptual front and rear elevation drawings of the proposed dwelling or improvement
  • A description of all of the colors and types of exterior materials in respect of the dwelling or improvement. Concept approval will be deemed to have been granted when Developer has approved in writing all of these submissions

Preliminary Approval

To obtain preliminary approval, the owner must submit to the Developer the following:

  • A detailed site plan of the Unit, superimposed over the topographic survey, depicting proposed grades (including without limitation detailed proposed final grades for landscaping)
  • A dimensioned floor plan
  • Detailed drawings of every elevation
  • Actual samples of cedar shake, slate, or 320 pound Timerline asphalt shingles and stain or paint materials and colors
  • A Conceptual landscape plan, if applicable, and an exterior lighting plan.
  • The location of any proposed dwelling or improvement must be staked on the unit. Preliminary approval will be deemed to have been granted when Developer has approved in writing all of the foregoing submissions and the location of the dwelling and all of the proposed improvements

Final Approval

To obtain final approval, the owner must submit to the Developer the following:
  • All prints, plans, and other matters that have been submitted or are required to be submitted to obtain a building permit for the dwelling or improvement from the appropriate governmental authority
  • A dimensioned site plan, sealed by a registered engineer and depicting all setbacks and all existing and all proposed elevations and all trees located on the unit and having a diameter at ground level of three inches or more ( and an identification of any trees that the owner of the unit intends to remove from that unit
  • Complete building plans for the dwelling or improvement sealed by a registered architect
  • A final landscape plan for the unity, if applicable, sealed by a landscape architect
  • A final exterior lighting plan that will without limitation be designed in order that any exterior lighting will not directly shine into any other dwellings and to include a timing system that will activate exterior lighting at dusk and deactivate exterior lighting at dawn ( Which activation system will include both a photo-sensitive activator and a clock activator
  • A construction schedule, specifying completion dates for foundation, rough-in, the entire dwelling or improvement and the installation of landscaping as applicable
  • A list of exterior materials and colors (including paint and stain colors), including actual samples if not already submitted
  • The Deposit described below, if required by developer
  • Any other materials or information required by developer. Final approval will be deemed to have been granted when developer has approved in writing all of the foregoing submissions

To obtain final approval of any dwelling, the owner of that dwelling must also submit to developer:
  • A landscaping plan for the unit upon which that dwelling is to be constructed and developer must grant final approval of that landscaping plan. This plan must include the installation of an underground sprinkler system the installation of any evergreen trees that are required to screen the view of any garage doors from any roads or other dwelling, and the installation of at least 20 pine trees that are each at least 10 feet tall. The reasonable value of any landscaping for any unit must not be less than $50,000. Developer will have the right to determine the reasonable value of the landscaping. Developer may require that each owner deposit $5,000 into escrow with developer. To the extent that this deposit earns interest, that interest will be paid to that owner upon completion of the landscaping pursuant to the approved plan; provided, however, that developer is not required to maintain any deposit in an interest bearing account.



2500 Turtle Lake Drive
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302
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