AN APPEAL FOR CURB APPEALOne of the most important factors in a Buyer’s selection of a new home is curb appeal.
A home with curb appeal gets noticed, sells more quickly and for a higher price
than a home without curb appeal. However, even the most attractive single home,
among other homes lacking curb appeal will not fare well in the marketplace.
Few things detract more from the curb appeal of a home, or neighborhood, than the
sight of plastic trash carts or trash.
Submitted by: The Legacy Board
The Legacy Board is concerned that curb appeal
in our neighborhood has been hurt by the storage of trash carts and trash in front
of or at the sides of homes, and visible to street traffic. Enhancing curb appeal
by storing trash and trash containers in enclosed areas helps to promote home sales
and maintain property values for the neighborhood. The Legacy Board is asking residents to
work together to enhance the appearance of the neighborhood, and maintain an attractive
environment. This will aid those selling homes now, whose selling prices will become the
comps and basis for valuing homes offered in the future. To this end, the Legacy Board
asks that, except on pickup day, all trash and trash containers be kept inside garages,
or within privacy fenced trash container storage areas.
Most Rocky Creek Legacy homeowners have and use space in their garages to store trash
containers. For garage storage, taller versions of the trash containers, available from
both Waste Management and Waste Connections, may be preferable to the metal framed
“bucket” carts. The taller carts have a smaller footprint, and have lids that seal to
contain trash odors. The Legacy Board will approve, on an expedited basis, the
construction of small (approximately 4’ x 6’) cedar privacy fenced areas along the
sides of garages, set back approximately five to ten feet from the garage front. Examples
of these fenced areas can be seen at 1720 Rocky Glen and 1724 Rocky Glen.
Garage or privacy fenced storage of trash containers will greatly improve the appearance
of the Rocky Creek Legacy area, enhance curb appeal, and preserve the values of our homes.
The support and cooperation of all Rocky Creek Legacy homeowners in this effort is appreciated.
RV’s, Boats and Trailers in Rocky Creek
The covenants for Rocky Creek prohibit parking recreational or
commercial vehicles, camper trailers, boats or boat trailers in
driveways, lots or streets in the neighborhood. Recreational or
commercial vehicles, trailers or watercraft that cannot be stored within
a garage, need to be stored outside the neighborhood. Open lot, and
covered storage is available in nearby locations, in Andover, and along
Kellogg, and can be found in the AT&T Yellow Pages under “Storage”.
BEFORE you Build
Each of the four areas in Rocky Creek has an Architectural Review
requirement, set out in Article 5 of the Covenants. Before starting
construction of any building, fence, wall, structure, projection from a
structure, or other improvement, plans and specifications must be
submitted to and approved by the area’s Board. Unapproved
construction is subject to removal at the homeowner’s expense.
To request approval for construction projects, contact the Board
President for your area: