Architectural Review Committee
To be fair, consistent, accommodating and responsive to every Homeowner
The ARC is responsible for the administration of the Design Guidelines and the review of all Submittals (which are applications for changes, modifications and/or construction to ANY Homeowner’s lot within the Legends HOA.) This applies to any exterior changes or modifications to a home.
TO MAKE AN ARC SUBMITTAL, CONTACT ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AND ARC COMMITTEE MEMBERS HAVE BEEN MADE AWARE OF OCCASIONS WHEN PAINT CONTRACTORS, MASONRY OR TILE OR OTHER SERVICE CONTRACTORS HAVE DISPOSED OF EXCESS MATERIALS, CLEANUP OR RINSE SOLUTIONS ONTO THE STREETS OR INTO OUR COMMON AREAS OR DRAINAGE AREAS, (I.E. THE DRAINAGE BEHIND THE POOL). WE ASK ALL HOMEOWNERS TO INFORM ALL CONTRACTORS OF THIS PROBLEM AND TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IN ALL CONTRACTS.
“NO EXCESS MATERIALS, SOLUTIONS, OR RINSE WATERS OR CHEMICALS CAN BE DISPOSED OF ON THE STREETS OR IN OUR COMMON AREA DRAINAGES.”
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP WITH THIS PROBLEM.
GUIDELINES FOR APPROVAL OF CHANGES TO YOUR PROPERTY:
(Updated April, 2021)
The ARC Design Guidelines, which are consistent with the CC&R’s, have been approved by the Legends Board of Directors, and are available on the Home Page of the Website. The following is a list of categories where Homeowners, wanting to make any exterior changes to their home or property, will need to complete and present to the ARC a Submittal Form, stating the work or changes requested. The submittal will be discussed at the next ARC meeting. Homeowners are welcome to attend and present their request to the Committee. When the committee has approved and signed, the Submittal, work can commence.
The ARC has 30 days in which to respond to a Submittal. DO NOT SIGN A CONTRACT during this period. If time is an issue, the Homeowner can include the following sentence in the contract: “I am signing this contract pending approval of our Submittal to the Architectural Review Committee.”
LIST OF POSSIBLE CATEGORIES FOR WHICH HOMEOWNERS WILL NEED AN ARC SUBMITTAL FORM:
Community Wall Modifications
Pergolas and Ramadas
Doors: Front, Security and/or Screen
Exterior Wall Hangings
Roofs, Roof Tiles
Gates, Installation of Gutters and Scuppers
Shared Wall Modifications
House and/or Trim Painting
Solar Energy Devices
Checking with the Architectural Review Committee before you hire a contractor or buy materials may avoid costly mistakes.
Every Submittal is considered individually in a fair and consistent manner
APPROVED HOME EXTERIOR PAINT COLORS:
CAUTION TO ALL HOMEOWNERS: ALL PAINTERS NEED TO BE INFORMED THAT NO EXCESS PAINT MATERIALS, SOLUTIONS, RINSE WATERS OR CHEMICALS CAN BE DISPOSED OF ON ANY LEGEND STREETS OR IN OUR COMMON AREA DRAINAGES.
Choosing an Approved Color will expedite your Submittal from the ARC. and your Approved Green Sheet will be issued quickly. All ARC Members are listed above.
All colors used in the Legends conform to the SONORAN DESERT CONCEPT established in our Governing Documents. Choosing a color NOT on the ARC Approved List could result with the Homeowner having to repaint.
EXTERIOR WALL GATE COLORS
DUNN-EDWARDS “Badlands Sunset,” #DE6083 can be made up in a Rust preventative paint. If you wish to have one of our local paint dealers mix the paint, simply give them the Dunn-Edwards number and they can match it.
ACE Hardware has a product called “ACE All Purpose RUST STOP,” an oil based primer #225A140 Red Primer. This is very good for inhibiting rust on the iron gates. All metal gates MUST be painted with oil-based products.
If you wish to spray the paint on the gate, you may buy it at Home Depot under the name of Rustoleum “RUSTIC UMBER” #239122.
CAUTION: The last two paints may be flat paint, so check before using, as you may want a sheen.
If you have any questions for the ARC, regarding paint, please feel free to contact any ARC Committee Member.
ARC APPROVED SUBMITTALS:
Questions for ARC FAQ’s
Q: Do I need ARC approval to paint my house the same color?
A: No, but you do need to contact ARC and provide some required information and obtain a Green Sheet to display in your front window.
Q: When do I need ARC approval to plant something in my front yard?
A: You will need to seek approval for plants that are not on the ARC approved plants list or if a plant being considered could interfere with a neighbor’s view or if the plant could disrupt proper drainage.
Q: Do I need ARC approval to change the garage light fixtures to already approved styles?
Q: Do garage lights have to be yellow?
A: Yes, and the yellow light must be 60 watts or less or the equivalent in CFL or LED outdoor use.
Q: Is ARC or CALC approval required to make a path from my back wall through the common area to the street?
A: Yes. There is NO permission for making a path from the back wall through any common area. A request would need to be made to both ARC and CALC committees.
Q: Do I need ARC approval to place a desert plaque, etc. on the front or side on my garage?
A: Yes. It is advisable to contact an ARC member prior to attaching any object to the front or side of the garage or to the street view of the front side of the house.
Q: Can we choose our own house exterior paint color and trim paint color?
A: Not entirely. There are 26 ARC approved house exterior paint colors and 2 ARC approved house exterior trim colors for each of those 26 colors. Call one of the ARC members to discuss this, since not all exterior painting decisions require an application (submittal) form to be completed and approved. Some approvals can be handled with a phone conversation.
Q: If we paint the house trim, may we choose whatever trim areas want?
A: No. There are specified trim sections that may be painted.
Q: Do we have to use Dunn-Edwards paint?
A: No. You may borrow the ARC’s paint sheet to be matched by another paint brand. (Be sure to return the sheet to the proper place in the ARC paint book when you are through.)
Q: Can I use something other than cement blocks to raise my wall between me and my neighbor?
A: No. And you need ARC approval for any modification to a common wall.
Q: Do I need ARC approval to change my windows?
Q: Does the ARC have any information regarding recommended plants for the area?
A: Yes, the ARC does have an Approved plant list. It includes trees, palms, cacti, shrubs, accent plants, and ground covers.
Q: Are Saguaros on the Approved plant list?
A: Yes. Saguaros are on the approved list because its flower is the Arizona state flower. However, homeowners need to know that Saguaros grow rapidly when planted in the Legends because so many homeowners have watering systems and Saguaros root systems can reach out 250 ft. in every direction. Saguaros are expensive to buy and expensive to remove. It can cost between $300 – $500 to remove a damaged Saguaro. The cactus could block someone’s view and soaked soil and high winds could cause a Saguaro to fall and cause damage to a house or other property.
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