Minimum square footage in living area.
A. One level -- 1,550
B. Two level -- 1,500 1st floor,
C. Three level -- 1,500 1st floor,
2,000 total 1st and 2nd floor; plus basement
A. In keeping with the top subdivisions
in Springfield such as Stone Meadow, Ironbridge, Wild Horse
and The Lakes at Wild Horse, it is expected that most homes
will be brick. Areas that are difficult to brick, such
as cantilevered or boxed out areas, bay windows, dormers, kitchen
window boxes, areas above the garage door, and gable ends, may
be stucco, concrete siding, or vinyl siding.
B. In addition, to develop a truly
distinctive community, the Architectural Control Committee will
encourage a variety of home designs, which will be approved
on a case by case basis, with consideration given to design,
exterior appearance, the use of appropriate materials, attention
to detail, and commitment to quality.
C. The finished floor and garage
floor elevation of the main floor must be higher than the curb
D. Recommended exterior materials
other than brick:
1. Cedar or redwood - painted with color to be approved
(no natural cedar or redwood)
a. Masonry stucco - 3 step or 2 step process
b. Exterior insulation system - use on styrofoam bead
board only. Acceptable materials: drivit, R-wall, or approved
c. Masonite stucco board is not approved.
3. Masonite/Hardboard - shall be prefinished and guaranteed
against peeling or buckling for a least 5 years, such as Masonite
Cololok or Super Side prefinished hardboard siding.
4. Vinyl Siding - shall be minimum thickness of 42 mil,
Pure PVC, must have a warranty for uniform fading, and a lifetime
warranty to the original owner, such as Gold Bond.
NOTE: Shop grade and seconds are not approved.
Cedar shake roof, tile, or composition roof (asphalt or fiber-glass).
As to Composition Roofs:
1. Shingles shall be of a laminated architecture design.
2. Shingles shall weigh no less than 250 lbs/square.
3. 3-tab shingles are not approved.
B. Roof Pitch shall be 8/12 or greater, except
in case where the style of the house dictates a 6/12 roof pitch.
Additional exterior requirements
A. Windows in the front of the
home on the main level are to be a minimum of 5' in height.
Other windows may be double hung or casement and high quality
aluminum windows may also be permitted.
B. Driveways - concrete.
C. Mailbox and House Number - per
standard design furnished with approval letter, or other design
submitted by owner.
D. Fences - 48" in height, "Pinehill"
finished on both sides, treated pine 6" or 8" pickets, placement
of fence to be approved.
E. Landscaping - front yard and
side yards to be sod; appropriate shrubbery and two one inch
caliper (8' - 10') trees in the front yard. The landscaping
to be completed upon substantial completion of the house. In
lieu of two 8'-10' trees in the front yard, one 2 inch caliper
Storage buildings or utility buildings are not permitted.
purpose of these building standards is to assure a harmonious
blend of style and quality throughout the subdivision. It
is the desire of the Architectural Control Committee for Lions
Gate to be one of the City's finest subdivisions now and for many
years to come.
you have further questions, contact Lezah Stenger (417) 889-4300
or Ed Alden (417) 889-4300.
June 17, 2004
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