Architectural Design Guidelines

Article 2 of the Ash Meadows Declaration Document requires all homeowners to obtain pre-approval from the Design Review Committee (DRC) before making certain improvements (defined in paragraph 2.3) 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 2.5 of the Declaration Document, DRR forms are considered automatically approved if the DRC does not respond within 45 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 Design Guidelines 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

Article 2 and Article 3 of the Declaration Document and the Design Guidelines and Standards for Ash Meadows list the modifications and improvements to lots that require the pre-approval of the Design Review Committee.


Design Review Request Form >>> Click HERE to download.  [Updated January 01, 2024]

Architectural Design Guidelines >>> Click  HERE to download. [Updated June 2024]

Click HERE to submit your completed DRR form.

City Permits

Homeowners are responsible for contacting the City of Thornton to determine whether a permit from the City must be obtained. Receiving approval for a project from the Architectural Committee does not mean the project will be approved by the City and vice versa.

ASh Meadows Paint Color Book

Click on the link below for online paint book for buildings
   Click Here for
Online 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.