EvansRidge is the first Dream neighbourhood in North Calgary. We're pleased to offer a wide variety of home choices, from starter homes to executive ridge lots. Visit www.lifeontheridge.ca
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- Restrictive Covenants -
As new homeowners in a new neighbourhood, many of you may not be familiar with the term Restrictive Covenants ("RC" for short).
An RC is a legal document that is placed on the title of each lot when it is created and before ownership is transferred to the first purchaser. Since it is on the title, the document remains on the land, even as the ownership passes from one person to another. The purpose of the RC is to set out what is not permitted on a lot. The RC is for the benefit of the entire community, and through this property values should be maintained. EvansRidge owners expect that a standard consistent with a high quality development is maintained. With the RC, you, as an owner in EvansRidge, have the ability to enforce that standard when another owner violates any of the provisions.
Although the contents of the RC can vary from one phase of EvansRidge to another, they generally protect owners from improper development in that same phase. As an example, construction of a new building or a change to the appearance of an existing home (including exterior colours), cannot be made without the written approval of Dream. Other restrictions relate to the condition of the house, yard and fences. A violation that we receive many calls about is the parking of recreational vehicles and trailers on a lot.
With the excitement and large number of documents associated with a home purchase, many owners have never reviewed (or possibly were not aware of) the RC. We suggest that you take a moment to read yours, firstly to ensure you are not violating them unknowingly, and secondly, so that you know you are able to protect your property value from being affected by others.
For your convenience, you can reference the RC's here
- Parking RV's -
Can I park my motor home in EvansRidge? Generally, the answer is no. Temporarily parking is dependant on where it is parked.
If parked on a street, the City Bylaw says you can park in front of your home for no more than 36 hours. Then it has to be moved away for not less than 48 hours. If parked on a lot, the City Land Use Bylaw says it cannot be allowed in a front yard for longer than 24 hours. However, because we know this is a concern to many home-owners, EvansRidge's Restrictive Covenants go a little further in not allowing them anywhere on a lot.
- Fences and Decks -
Fences built by Dream represent the 'standard' for the neighbourhood. You should consult the Restrictive Covenants for your lot firstly, but in general, if you want to duplicate the style and colour of a fence constructed by Dream on your property, you do not have to make a submission to the Architectural Control Committee. Information on this 'Standard Fencing' is available for Decorative Steel
If you want something different, please send in a sketch with dimensions and colour choices, as well as a plan showing where on your lot the fence is proposed to be built. Note that Ridge lots have special restrictions on rear yard fencing - no chain link, plastic or vinyl.
We strongly recommend that you have a surveyor check the proposed location of your fence to ensure it is either within your property, or straddling a property line if you and your neighbour plan to share the fence.
Similarly, if you want to build a new deck or modify an existing one, you'll need to submit plans for review by our Committee, and you'll need a building permit from the City.
- Lot Trees -
Trees add character and colour to a neighbourhood, not to mention the environmental benefits. Dream will be coordinating a planting program so that the front yard in each lot will receive one tree. Corner lots will receive two trees.