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Loreto Bay
Design Guidelines:
Standards and Requirements
For Building on Residential, Commercial,
Multi-use, and Common Properties
In Loreto Bay

Approv
ed by Master Assembly October 2020
With amendments approved July 26, 2021


Table of Contents

SECTION 1 – PURPOSE AND APPLICATION OF DESIGN GUIDELINES

1.1  Purpose of the Design Guidelines, Standards, and Requirements for Building on Residential, Commercial, Multi-Use, and Common Area Properties in Loreto Bay, known as the “Design Guidelines”
1.2  Applicability of the Design Guidelines, Compliance with Law and Building Codes, and Approvals
1.3  Guideline Reviews and Amendments
1.4  Disclaimer of Liability

SECTION 2 – BUILDING IN LORETO BAY

2.1 Building in Loreto Bay
2.2 Buildings within the Master Condominium - the Villages of Loreto Bay
2.3 The Courtyard House
2.4 The Importance of the Streetscape
2.5 Respectful Architecture
2.6 Building in a Sustainable Community

SECTION 3 – PROPERTY TYPES IN LORETO BAY

3.1 Village Home Properties
3.2 Custom Home Properties
3.3 Village and Custom Home Properties on Canal Lots
3.4
Multiple Unit, Mixed-Use, or Commercial Properties
3.5 Common Areas

SECTION 4 – SITE DESIGN

4.1 Lot Coverage
4.1.1 Main Floor – Village and Custom Homes
4.1.2 Second Floor
4.1.3 Third Floor
4.1.4 Viewing Decks Above the Third Floor
4.1.5 Post-construction Viewing Decks – Village and Custom Homes 4.1.6 Privacy and Overlook
4.2 Setbacks
4.2.1 Zero Setback Conditions at Common Property Lines
4.2.2 Street Facades
4.2.3 Beachfront Lot Lines
4.2.4 Golf Course Lots
4.2.5 Canal and Estuary Lots
4.3 Building Heights
4.3.1 Floor Levels
4.3.2 Stories – Village and Custom Homes
4.3.3 Second Floor Parapet Walls – Village and Custom Homes
4.3.4 Fences and Courtyard Walls
4.3.5 Mixed-Use Buildings
4.4 Landscaping

SECTION 5 – GENERAL ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

5.1 Massing Criteria
5.2 Exterior Walls
5.2.1 Articulation of the Street Facade
5.2.2 Beachfront, Golf Course, Estuary, and Canal Facades
5.3 Roofs
5.3.1 Main Roof Types
5.3.2 Special Roof Forms
5.3.3 Overhangs
5.3.4 Shading Devices for Roof Terraces
5.4 Zaguan
5.5 Courtyards
5.6 Porches or Corredors
5.7 Balconies
5.8 Railings and Fences
5.8.1 Railings and Fences on Canal and Estuary Lots
5.9 Arcades
5.10 Columns
5.11 Arches
5.12 Doors, Windows, Hardware
5.12.1 Doors
5.12.2 Windows
5.12.3 Window Shading Devices
5.12.4 Window Screens, Grilles, and Shutters
5.12.5 Window Tinting
5.12.6 Exterior Storm Shutters
5.12.7 Door and Window Trim
5.12.8 Door and Window Hardware
5.12.9 Skylights

SECTION 6 – MATERIALS

6.1 Materials
6.2 Selection Criteria
6.3 Reduce Environmental Impacts
6.4 Indoor Environmental Quality
6.5 Types of Finish Materials

SECTION 7 – BUILDING SYSTEMS

7.1 Energy and Power
7.2 Passive Cooling and Ventilation
7.2.1 Passive Cooling
7.2.2 Passive Ventilation
7.2.3 Cooling and Ventilation Equipment
7.2.4 Electrical Power Allocation
7.3 Lighting
7.3.1 Natural Light
7.3.2 “Dark Sky”
7.3.3 Landscape Lighting
7.3.4 Outdoor Light Fixture Shielding and Source Requirements
7.3.5 Fully Shielded Fixtures
7.3.6 Light Trespass Standards
7.3.7 Other Requirements
7.4 Elevators
7.5 Communication Equipment, Antennas, Satellite Dishes, Telecom, and Other Electrical Equipment
7.6 Fireplaces and Fire Pits

SECTION 8 – COLOR SCHEME

8.1 Color Scheme Implementation and Approval
8.2 The Color Palette
8.3 Changing Exterior Color and Color Not on Approved Palette

SECTION 9 – DETAILED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

9.1 Architectural Decoration
9.2 Address Signs and Casa Name Plaques

SECTION 10 – LANDSCAPING FEATURES AND SITE MAINTENANCE

10.1 Pools and Water Features
10.2 View Corridors
10.3 Construction Sites

SECTION 11 – GUIDELINES FOR SIGNAGE

11.1 Goals for Signage
11.2 Application Requirements
11.3 Types of Signs
11.4 Design Standards
11.5 Sign Message and Language
11.6 Sign Illumination
11.7 Sign Maintenance
11.8 Sign Removal

SECTION 12 – DESIGN REVIEW PROCESS

12.1 Design Review Process
12.2 Minor Renovations
12.3 Major Renovations
12.4 Interior Modifications
12.5 Variances to Design Guidelines
12.6 Plan Submission
12.6.1 Application
12.6.2 Plan Submittals
12.6.3 Fees
12.7 Review Process and Timeline
12.7.1 Application Review
12.7.2 Grounds for Approval, Stipulations, or Denial
12.7.3 Approval Classifications
12.7.4 Inspection and Compliance Review
12.7.5 Review Periods
12.7.6 Changes to Approved Designs
12.8 Non-Approved Work
12.9 Fines and Penalties
12.10 Appeal Process

APPENDICES

        Appendix 1: Design Review Process Fees and Penalties
        Appendix 2: Color Palette
        Appendix 3. Map of Loreto Bay
        Appendix 4. Roof Tile Palette