“Town Hall” meetings April 18 & 26

The Special Design Review Committee will hold two “town hall” meetings following up on the community-wide survey about the design review guidelines.  Recall that the neighborhood is going through the process of revising the guidelines as needed.  These meetings will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Hollin Meadows School Cafeteria on April 18 & 26. Do try to attend both meetings. The following are the agendas for both meetings as told to us by the SDRC chair:

APRIL 18:

7:30 p.m.    Welcome/Introductions/Purpose of Meeting

7:40 p.m.    Further discussion about SDRC Survey Question 11:

In your opinion, should the Design Review Committee resolve all issues that arise through the neighbor notification process prior to issuing final approval of any build-out plan? (Circle only one)

Response    Total Percent

DRC should resolve all issues related to any
major or minor addition/renovation         50        23.58%

DRC should resolve all issues related to only
major addition/renovation              40         18.87%

DRC should not have to resolve all issues
related to major or minor addition/renovations,
only issues that are within the scope of the
Guidelines                    102         48.11%

No opinion                         5           2.36%

Total Respondents                 197

(skipped this question)                   15            7.08%

Need additional community input on whether the DRC should have to resolve all issues related to major and minor issues within the scope of the guidelines.

8:30 p.m.    Further dicussion about SDRC Survey Question 19:

The current Design Review Guidelines give general directions to homeowners for planning additions and renovations, and to the DRC for evaluating them with regard to specific design and siting issues.

In your opinion, are the current Design Review Guidelines okay as they are now or should they to be more specific in the following areas?

Need additional community input on:

•    Exterior paint colors
•    Overall size of house
•    Orientation with regard to neighbor privacy

APRIL 26:

7:30 p.m.    Welcome/Introductions/Purpose of Meeting

7:40 p.m.    Further discussion about SDRC Survey Question 22:

Should any Hollin Hills resident be allowed to attend the monthly Design Review Committee meetings to voice opinions about the additions and renovations being discussed at that meeting?

Response
Total                 Percent

Yes                 111                 52.36%

No                   65                 30.66%

No Opinion               16                   7.55%

Total Respondents     192

(skipped this question)       20                   9.43%

Need additional community input on whether Hollin Hills residents should voice opinions at the DRC meetings or just attend to observe.

8:30 p.m.    Further discussion about SDRC Survey Question 20:

Some areas are not currently addressed by the Design Review Guidelines.  In your opinion, are Design Review Guidelines needed to provide direction in the following areas?

For each area you think should be addressed, should the Guidelines be prescriptive (specific requirements to be met), performance (more general direction and standards), or a combination of both prescriptive and performance guidelines?

Need additional community input on creating guidelines (prescriptive/directional/both) about:

•    Design of a complete replacement of an existing house
•    An addition that significantly changes the external appearance of the original house
•    Adding and additional story
•    Maximum height of a house
•    Maximum ratio of house size to property size

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