Design Review & Landscaping Approval Process

The following activities must be submitted, reviewed and approved by the Design Review Committee (DRC) prior to the initiation of any work

  •  All new construction
  • Exterior improvements to an existing property
  • New landscaping installations
  • Revised landscaping

Some commonly done modifications and additions that require DRC approval include: adding rooms, patios, decks and garages to an existing home (approvals of this type require the submission of an architectural plan, preferably from a licensed architect); hardscape modifications such as fire pits, retaining walls, sports courts, outdoor kitchens and lighting; landscape modifications such as trees, shrubs, water features, boulders and sod; features such as hot tubs, play sets, sculptures, basketball hoops, and invisible dog fences.

DRC Approval Process and Review Fees

The DRC team will walk you through the process, come to your home to review the project, and work with your landscapers on the approved plant list.  To begin the review process complete the appropriate application form and send or drop off the application form along with two sets of plans to the Castle Pines Homes Association Office, 688 Happy Canyon Road, Castle Rock, CO 80108, attention Design Review.

DRC Approval Forms
Application for exterior modifications to your home
Application for landscape modifications to your home
Application for new home construction
Application for builder/contractor construction parking plan

DRC Standards and Specifications Documents
Castle Pines Village Landscape Standards
Castle Pines Village Approved Plant List
Exterior Lighting Design Guidelines (Landscaping)
Mailbox Standards and Specifications
Builder's Sign Guidelines
Builder/Contractor Rules and Regulations

DRC Approval Process & Fees
DRC Administrative Procedures
Custom Home Design Review and Construction Process
Architectural Review Fees
Landscape Review Fees

Special Approval Requirements
Special approval requirements come into play with sub-associations and when golf courses are involved:
Requests for approval must be submitted to both the DRC and sub-association as appropriate. They should be submitted to the design review of the sub-association before the Master DRC. The sub-associations are more restrictive than the Master Association and therefore must approve the submittal before the Master Association’s DRC will review the request.
Golf Courses
Residents must solicit golf course approval for any change that encroaches on the golf course set-back or that alters the view from the golf course.

Questions?  Contact the Design Review staff at 303-814-1345 or email: