Architectural Review Process

Architectural Review Process

Architectural controls are not meant to limit your individual creativity, but rather to assure that the integrity of the original community design is preserved.  Our community regulates the changes you make to the outside of your house.

Before you hire a contractor or buy materials, check your Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&R’s) and Architectural Guidelines.  You may need to seek design approval from the Eagles Bluff Architectural Review Committee (ARC), as well as the Cañada Hills Design Review Committee (CHDRC), formerly known as the “Master” Community.   
You should allow at least thirty (30) days for the approval process.

Three-Step Approval Process:

Step One: Submit the request to the ARC Committee for its review.

Your Associations Architectural Review Committee must review your modification request to assure that it meets the local guidelines as set forth in our local CC&Rs and Rules. 

The ARC reviews these request as they arrive, and they should contain the following information:

  • Property Improvement Request Form
  • Drawings or sketches that clearly indicate the scope of the modification. 
    Indicating its location on the house or property, and its scale.
  • Sample of materials to be used with final colors (if applicable).

This information will be used in the ARC committees review, as well as part of the submittal to the Cañada Hills Design Review Committee.

In some cases, local review is all that is needed to proceed with a design change. However, in all cases, when approval is required by the Cañada Hills Design Review Committee, local approval is always required first.

Step Two: Submit the revision to the Cañada Hills Design Review Committee.

After your request is approved by your local design review committee, it will automatically be sent to the CHDRC for their review.  The CHDRC has published and mailed to each homeowner their design guidelines: Design Guidelines for the Modification to the Exterior of Existing Homes, detailing which modifications require their approval.

Please Note: The Cañada Hills Design Review Committee, only meets once a month on the third Tuesday of the month.  Submittals must reach their managements office, NW Management, by the second Tuesday of the month for consideration. 

Step Three: Obtain a building permit from the Town of Oro Valley.

When making any architectural changes to the home.  All construction must meet the requirements of Eagles Bluff Village 14, Cañada Hills Community Association and the Town of Oro Valley.  If a building permit is required, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to obtain that permit once the modification request has been approved.

Right to Appeal:

In the event that your request is denied by your local Architectural Review Committee or the Cañada Hills Design Review Committee, you have the right to appeal their decisions to their respective Board of Directors.