Design Review

Per the Governing Documents for the Daybreak Community Association, before any exterior change can be made to a home in Daybreak, it needs to be reviewed and approved by the Design Review Committee. 

Design Review Procedure

Steps To Complete An Exterior Modification

  1. Please read Daybreak's Design Guidelines and then review the applications to select the most appropriate application for your exterior modification. Below each application is a list of corresponding exterior modifications. Please ensure that all modifications comply with Daybreak's Design Guidelines. 
  2. Follow the application checklist included under each type of application. All items must be included in your application submission before the Design Review Committee can review. 
  3. Fill out the application form and attach items from the checklist online. You can also visit the Association office for a printed application form. 
  4. Submit a $75 application fee (unless otherwise noted) via check.  You can mail or deliver this to the Association office. A drop box is available for after hours. 
  5. A community standards department team member will review your application and contact you within 48 hours if any items are missing. Please look for emails from our "SmartWebs" system.
  6. Once all items are received, you will receive a confirmation email and the team will present your completed application to the Design Review Committee. 
  7. The team will provide the Design Review Committee's decision within 30 days from the confirmation of the completed application. 
  8. If you application is approved, you can begin work immediately. Please post the application approval permit in your window and return once the project is complete. You have one year to complete the project. If your project is not completed within one year, you will need to submit a request for an extension. 
Sub-Association Residents 
Please note that if you live in a sub-association, your application must be approved by the sub-association board. This process could take additional time to complete.

Design Review Applications

General Application
This application is used to apply for miscellaneous items such as: 
  • Play equipment (swings, basketball hoop, trampoline) (no fee)
  • Play structure
  • Flag pole (No Fee)
  • Driveway modification
  • Storm/screen doors (no fee) 
  • Dog door (fee only for wall installations) 
  • Satellite dish
  • Porch/stair railing
  • Spa/hot tub (no fee) 
  • Radon mitigation system (no fee) 
  • Generator 
Application Checklist:
Before begining the online application form, please review the below checklist items. Applications cannot be completed and will not be reviewed by the Design Review Committee until each checklist item is recieved. 
  • Application form for general modifications (attached) completed and signed.
  • Pictures of proposed areas to be modified as well as wide-angle pictures of lot/home.
  • Site plan showing dimensions of your lot, home, setbacks, grading, etc.                     
                     - Must be drawn to scale with graphic scale and north arrow shown.
                     - Identify exact area of modification and include dimensions.
                     - Label adjacent properties (i.e.; common area, park, residential houses or street.)
                     - Indicate all proposed and existing elements (i.e.; home, driveway, garage, fence, plants, boulders, hardscape and/or                                   ground cover).
                      - Label property lines, streets, alleys and sidewalks.
                      - Photo example of proposed modification along with material sample/picture, dimensions and color samples.
•Blue Stake inspection for any below-ground modification.

Please Note:
All of the proposed modifications must comply with Daybreak's Resident Design Guidelines
• Applications require the Association to notify any neighbors impacted by modifications.
• All approvals are valid for one year. If your approval expires before your modification is completed, you will need to submit for an extension or re-submit your application.
• With your approval letter you will receive an approval permit to post in your front window during installation of your modification. Once your modification is complete, please sign and return this approval permit along with photos of the completed project to the Daybreak Community Association office.

Example of Stair Railing Application Checklist Items

General Application

Landscaping

This application can be used for landscape modifications such as:
• New/existing front or backyard landscaping.
• Patio/deck/walkway
• Trees, shrubs, plants, mulch, etc.
• Rock/retaining walls (10’ Sidewalk setback)
• Water Features
• Gravel/rock mulch
• Pool – contractor design
• Landscape lighting 
• Raised garden boxes
• Fire pit/fireplaces

Required Checklist for a Landscape Application:

Applications are not considered complete and will not be reviewed by the Design Review Committee until each checklist item below has been received.
• Application form for landscape modifications (attached) completed and signed.
• Pictures of proposed areas to be modified as well as wide-angle pictures of lot/home.
• Site plan showing dimensions of your lot, home, setbacks, driveway, grading, drainage swales, etc.
    - Legend that labels each planting with symbol, name, sizes and quantities in a clear and concise manner.
    - Must be drawn to scale with north arrow shown.
    - Identify exact area of modifications and include dimensions.
    - Label adjacent properties (i.e.; common area, park, residential houses, or street.)
   - Indicate all proposed and existing elements (plants, boulders, hardscape fence and/or ground cover).
• Photo example of proposed modification along with material sample/pictures, dimensions and material descriptions.
    - Path lighting to include wattage of light bulbs.
•Blue Stakes inspection and photo of any public utility easements.

Please Note:
All of the proposed modifications must comply with Daybreak's Resident Design Guidelines.
• Applications require the Association to notify any neighbors impacted by modifications.
• All approvals are valid for one year. If your approval expires before your modification is completed, you will need to submit for an extension or re-submit your application.
• With your approval letter you will receive an approval permit to post in your front window during installation of your modification. Once your modification is complete, please sign and return this approval permit along with photos of the completed project to the Daybreak Community Association office.

Example of Landscaping Application Checklist Items

Landscaping Application

Fencing

This application can be used for fencing structure modifications such as:
• 3’ Picket Fence (No vinyl picket)
• 6’ Privacy Fence (Founders and Eastlake Village may have tan vinyl only)
• Trash Enclosure
• Screen Lattice
• Gates

Required Checklist for a Fencing Application:
Applications are not considered complete and will not be reviewed by the Design Review Committee until each checklist item below has been received.
• Application form for a fence (attached) completed and signed.
• Pictures of proposed areas to be modified as well as wide-angle pictures of lot/home.
•Site plan showing dimensions of your lot, home, setbacks, grading, etc.
    - Must be drawn to scale with graphic scale and north arrow shown.
    - Identify exact area of the proposed fence and include dimensions.
    - Label adjacent properties (i.e.; common area, park, residential houses, or street.)
    - Indicate all existing elements (i.e.; home, driveway, garage, fence, plants, gates, boulders, hardscape and/or ground cover).
    - Label property lines, streets, alleys, sidewalks, utility boxes, A/C unites and window wells.
    - Two-foot planter bed on interior and exterior of fence.
• Photo example of proposed modification along with material sample/picture, dimensions and color samples. 
    - Height of fencing
    - Fence style (privacy, open rail, picket)
    - Fence color / stain color name, brand and material. 
•Blue stakes inspection and photo showing any public utility easements.

Please Note:
• Only one color of fence stain offered from three vendors have been approved by the Design Review Committee. See fence stain options document for details. 
• Applications require the Association to notify any neighbors impacted by modifications.
• All of the proposed modifications must comply with Daybreak's Resident Design Guidelines.
• All approvals are valid for one year. If your approval expires before your modification is completed, you will need to submit for an extension or re-submit your application.
• With your approval letter you will receive an approval permit to post in your front window during installation of your modification. Once your modification is complete, please sign and return this approval permit along with photos of the completed project to the Daybreak Community Association office.

Example of Fence Application Checklist Items

Fencing Application

Exterior Colors & Features

This application can be used for exterior color modifications on items such as:
• Body of Home (siding, stucco, etc.) 
• All Trim (windows trim, door casing)
• Doors
• Garage Door
• Soffit and Fascia
• Gutters
• Shutters
• Foundation Color Coating

Required Checklist for a Exterior Colors & Features Application
Applications are not considered complete and will not be reviewed by the Design Review Committee until each checklist item below has been received.
• Application form for exterior colors and features modifications (link below) completed. 
• Pictures of proposed areas to be painted  labeled with the proposed paint colors as well as wide-angle pictures of lot/home from front.
• Pictures of adjacent homes. Include homes in view corridor for entirety of the block (both sides of streets/paseo/green court).   
    - Aerial view labeled (Google Maps).
    - Front of each individual home.
• Submit proposed color paint chips including the brand and color name identifying which area of the home will be painted proposed colors (cannot be submitted digitally).

Please Note:
If painting a door, door casing/trim and jamb surrounding door should be painted to match the trim color and not the door color.  (See Guide) 
• It is not recommended to paint metal on the home as this becomes a maintenance feature. 
• Applications require the Association to notify any neighbors impacted by modifications.
All of the proposed modifications must comply with Daybreak's Resident Design Guidelines
• All approvals are valid for one year. If your approval expires before your modification is completed, you will need to submit for an extension or re-submit your application.
• With your approval letter you will receive an approval permit to post in your front window during installation of your modification. Once your modification is complete, please sign and return this approval permit along with photos of the completed project to the Daybreak Community Association office.

Example of Exterior Color Application Checklist Items

Exterior Colors and Features Application
Addition/Ancillary Structure

This application can be used for addition/ancillary structure modifications such as:
• Addition to Home/Modification of Existing Structure
• Shed
• Greenhouse
• Pergola/Arbor/Shade Structure/Trellis
• Basement Entrance
• Garage Addition/Modification

Required Checklist for a Addition/Ancillary Structure Application
Applications are not considered complete and will not be reviewed by the Design Review Committee until each checklist item below has been submitted by homeowner. 
• Application form for an addition/ancillary structure (link below) completed.
• Pictures of proposed areas to be modified as well as wide-angle pictures of lot/home.
• Site plan showing dimensions of your lot, home, setbacks, grading, utility easement, etc.
    - Must be drawn to scale and north arrow shown.
    - Identify exact area of modification and include dimensions.
    - Label adjacent properties (i.e.; common area, park, residential houses or street.)
    - Indicate all proposed and existing elements (i.e.; home, driveway, garage, fence, plants, boulders, hardscape and/or ground   
        cover).
    - Label property lines, streets, alleys and sidewalks.
• “Builder Set” design plan drawn to scale showing addition or ancillary structure 
    - Elevations for a home modification or home addition along with dimension, color, and material shown (As required by South
        Jordan City for a building permit)
     - Colors and materials match and are compatible with the existing exterior of the home. 
           - Additions to the home must match the home's color scheme. 
          - Pergolas can match home’s trim color or fence stain. 
          - Structures that are free standing must match fencing material (except for homes with vinyl fences).
    - Structures must match the architectural detail and the "lines" of the home. For example, if a home is a Craftsman style, the structure must contain Craftsman architectural style details.
     - Include concrete pads and footing information.
- Show proposed project and its relationship to the home.
• Photo example of proposed modification along with material sample/picture, dimensions and color samples.
• Copy of South Jordan City permit (for structures over 200 sq. ft.). 
• Blue stakes inspection and photos showing any public utility easements. 

Please Note:
• All of the proposed modifications must comply with Daybreak's Resident Design Guidelines
• Applications require the Association to notify any neighbors impacted by modifications.
• All approvals are valid for one year. If your approval expires before your modification is completed, you will need to submit for an extension or re-submit your application.
• With your approval letter you will receive an approval permit to post in your front window during installation of your modification. Once your modification is complete, please sign and return this approval permit along with photos of the completed project to the Daybreak Community Association office.

Example of Pergola Application Checklist Items

Addition/Ancillary Structure Application

Solar Panel

Required Checklist for a Solar Panel Application
Applications are not considered complete and will not be reviewed by the Design Review Committee until each checklist item below has been received.
• Application form for solar panels (link below) completed.
• Pictures of proposed areas to be modified as well as wide-angle pictures of lot/home. Include an aerial view of roof with solar panel placement detail. 
           -Label the placement of  all exposed conduit (on walls and roof) and additional electrical boxes in relation to the existing
            electrical meter.
• Photo example of solar panels along with dimensions and color sample.
• Site plan showing dimensions of your lot and home.
      - Must be drawn to scale with graphic scale and north arrow shown.
      - Identify exact area of modification.
      - Label adjacent properties (i.e.; common area, park, residential houses or street.)
      - Indicate all proposed and existing elements (i.e.; home, driveway, garage, fence).
      - Label property lines, streets, alleys and sidewalks.

Please Note:
• All of the proposed modifications must comply with Daybreak's Resident Design Guidelines
• Applications require the Association to notify any neighbors impacted by modifications.
• All approvals are valid for one year. If your approval expires before your modification is completed, you will need to submit for an extension or re-submit your application.
• With your approval letter, you will receive an approval permit to post in your front window during installation of your modification. Once your modification is complete, please sign and return this approval permit along with photos of the completed project to the Daybreak Community Association office.

Example of Solar Panel Application Checklist Items

Solar Panel Application

Design Review Committee

Members & Charter

This committee reviews all residential, exterior modifications for approval and consists of both developer and resident appointed members.

Committee Members: 

  • Katie McDermott, Chair
  • Greg Boudrero, Consultant
  • James Humphrey
  • Paul Hirst
  • E. Lynn Shutt
  • John Neider 

Design Review Committee Charter 
Design Review Committee Application
 Note: Meetings are usually the first and third Wednesday of each month from 10 am - 12 pm. Please be sure your schedule is open Wednesday mornings from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Guides & Info Sheets

Paint Maintenance
With Daybreak's climate, homes often need a fresh coat of paint. Homeowners should save for this expense and plan to repaint their home every 7-10 years. Dark or especially bright colors may fade faster. If you receive a paint notice, please contact the design review team to discuss scheduling options, as we understand this is a large project. 
Fence Stain
With Daybreak's climate, homes often need a fresh coat of fence stain. Fences will need to be stained about every 5 years. Often an entire street needs to stain their fences so neighbors have joined together to paint the street in one weekend. The Design Review Committee offers three stain vendor options but all are the same color. 

See Fence Stain Options 
Resident Design Guidelines
Landscape & Plant Guides
Additional Info Sheets & Guides

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