Architectural Design Guidelines

Article 4 of the Declaration Document requires all homeowners to obtain pre-approval from the Architecture Design Review Committee (DRC) before making certain improvements (defined in paragraph 4.2) to their lots. Homeowners must complete and submit to the DRC a design review request (DRR) form. (Click on the link below to open and save a blank copy of the DRR form.) Per paragraph 4.10 of the Declaration Document, DRR forms are considered automatically approved if the Board does not respond within 30 days of receipt of the DRR form.

The DRC’s policy is to approve or reject DRR forms based on the DRC’s architectural policies and design standards. A copy of the DRC’s current architectural policies and design standards can be opened and/or downloaded using the link below. Homeowners submitting a DRR form must indicate on their DRR form that they are familiar with the DRC’s current architectural policies and design standards.

Lot Modifications Requiring Pre-Approval

Section 3 and 4 of the Declaration Document and the Design Guidelines and Standards list the modifications or improvements to lots that require the pre-approval of the Design Review Committee. Click here for a summary list of the modifications and improvements requiring pre-approval.

Forms and Guidelines

Design Review Request Form >>> Click HERE to download. 

Architectural Policies and Design Standards/Rules >>> Click HERE to download. [Updated March 2024]

Click HERE to submit your completed design request form.

District Paint Color Book [Updated July 2013]

Click on the link below to go to the Sherwin WIlliams website and review an online copy of the District's paint book:

   Click Here for Online
Platte River Ranch Paint Book

WARNING: The screen resolution of your computer can cause the online paint swatches to appear significantly different that the physical paint color swatch. For example, gray colors may appear blue, red colors appear pink, light-shaded colors appear as a darker shade, etc. Confirm your color choices by reviewing the physical color swatch before submitting a design request form to change the color scheme on your house.

Currently, the District has six paint books available for homeowners to check out and review. Paint books can be obtained from the Architectural Chairperson (currently Beth Pfeffer). Please email the Board to request checking out a paint book. Alternatively, you can review a copy of the paint book at the following Sherwin Williams store:

Sherwin Williams
1555 Bridge St, Suite A
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 654-1699