By Sloane Kingston
Keeping DC Ranch beautiful is a team effort.
That’s why the Community Council, Ranch Association and Covenant Commission are asking residents to get involved as they review and simplify standards for residential and commercial property at DC Ranch.
The second of several meetings scheduled to educate residents about community standards and answer questions specific to their neighborhoods will be held this coming Saturday, July 11th at The Homestead Community Center.
Residents are encouraged to attend two of the six meetings, which will be held through January of 2016.
The first, held last month, focused on general standards. Saturday’s gathering will put the spotlight on landscape standards.
The DC Ranch Community Council is committed to maintaining the distinct appearance of the neighborhood’s surrounding landscape, which blends the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert.
That may mean allowing selected areas of the landscape to emerge naturally, but it also means proper pruning and maintenance on the part of homeowners and landscapers to avoid the creation of patchwork landscapes that don’t adhere to community-wide standards.
The council emphasizes the selection of various color palettes to complement the Sonoran Desert. Building materials are also chosen to reflect natural elements and provide the distinct architectural elements that make DC Ranch a desirable place to live and visit.
An award-winning community, DC Ranch is known for its lush desert setting, strong property values, outstanding architecture and welcoming atmosphere.
The upcoming meetings will also discuss DC Ranch’s evolving needs in response to technological advances, environmental challenges and shifting demographics within the community.
Here is the schedule for the remaining Community-Wide Standards meetings at The Homestead Community Center:
- Saturday, July 11 – 9 to 10 am – Landscape Standards
- Monday, September 14 – 6 to 7 pm – General Standards
- Monday, October 19 – 6 to 7 pm – Landscape Standards
- Saturday, January 16 – 9 to 10 am – General Standards
- Saturday, January 30 – 9 to 10 am – Landscape Standards
Reinforcing the importance of maintaining the neighborhood’s standards, all homes in DC Ranch receive a Community-Wide Standards inspection at the time of sale.
Owners who are planning to sell their property are strongly encouraged to schedule what’s known as a “pre-inspection” with the Ranch Association before putting their home on the market to help the transfer and disclosure process.
If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home in DC Ranch or Silverleaf, contact Realtor Diane Brennan at Diane@DCRanchRealEstate.com or 602-620-2277. You can also reach her toll free at 1-800-354-4984. Also, join Diane every Sunday morning at 8:00 am as she hosts That Real Estate Show on KTAR News 92.3 FM.