MAROON CREEK CLUB MASTER ASSOCIATION Aspen, Colorado
SITE AND ARCHITECTURE REVIEW COMMITTEE [SARC]
The Maroon Creek Club subdivision is located adjacent to the private Maroon Creek Club and the Club's golf course, at the base of Buttermilk Ski Area between the town of Aspen and the Pitkin County Airport. The Master Association for the residential parcels is managed by Luxury Estate Management of Aspen, LLC. William Lukes at The Lakeside Studio, is the architectural advisor to SARC.
IMPORTANT NOTICES as of March 2015
NEW LETTER REGARDING CITY OF ASPEN APPROVED GRASS SEED MIX
All homeowners and the Master Association are required to use a native grass seed mix that is approved by the City of Aspen. We recently recieved an updated seed mix list from the City Forester and so all projects are required to start using this new mix. A PDF copy is included below.
SEASONAL WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS ON ALL MCC ROADS
Maroon Creek Club has adopted seasonal weight limits for all trucks using MCC roads. The weight limits are 40,000 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight and apply from March 15th through June 15th every year. See below to download the complete text of this new policy. AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF ASPEN REGARDING DEVELOPMENT ENVELOPES
MCC and the Aspen Community Development Department have finalized a document that clarifies certain provisions contained in the MCC Design Guidelines, primarily regarding improvements that are allowed outside of building envelopes. The document, an Insubstantial Amendment to the Plat, applies to all single family lots and homes. For more information and to download the document, look farther down on this page.
NEW DESIGN GUIDELINES COVERING TDR'S The City of Aspen has approved many of the single family lots in MCC as receiver sites for TDR's. The Design Guidelines have been revised to include procedures for SARC review and approval of projects that plan to utilize City of Aspen TDR's.
The Current Design Guidelines are dated March, 2015. NEW PROCEDURES Effective immediately, the Architectural Advisor should be contacted for all construction inspections, change requests, and questions pertaining to construction rules.
CONSTRUCTION RULES EFFECTIVE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2004, CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES AT MAROON CREEK CLUB ARE ALLOWED ONLY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 7:00 AM AND 5:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. If anyone has complaints about violations of this rule or other complaints about construction activities, please contact Bill Lukes at email@example.com or at 963-8025 during normal working hours.
NEW - CITY OF ASPEN TDR'S MAY BE UTILIZED AT CERTAIN MCC SINGLE FAMILY PROPERTIES
In 2014 the City of Aspen approved the landing of Transferable Development Rights ("TDR's") on most single family lots in Maroon Creek Club. A copy of the Ordinance that approved this program is available here for download. The MCC Design Guidelines have been revised to reflect special requirements and procedures applicable to any new or remodel projects that may wish to utilize TDR's in order to build additional square footage. Please contact the City of Aspen or the MCC Architectural Advisor with any questions.
Effective 1/1/2012, there will be a seasonal weight restriction for all traffic on MCC roads of 40,000 lbs. GVW from March 15th through June 15th each year. This document has the complete text of the policy, requirements, and fines.
No trees may be removed from individual lots or townhome property without the prior written approval of the Site and Architecture Committee of the Master Association. In addition, trees meeting certain specifications require a permit from the City of Aspen before they can be removed.
Homeowners or sub-Associations wishing to remove any tree should contact both SARC's Architectural Advisor, William Lukes, at (970) 963-8025, and the City of Aspen Forester, Chris Forman, at (970) 429-2026 to request such an approval.
If approval by the City of Aspen is required, a tree removal permit application should be submitted to the City to start the process, and a copy of that application package sent to SARC c/o William Lukes as well.
One or both of us, depending on the trees involved, will then evaluate the situation on site. The Master Association and the City will use every effort to review your request jointly in a coordinated process, but please allow several weeks for these separate approval processes.
DESIGN GUIDELINES The Maroon Creek Club Design Guidelines implement the objectives of the Protective Covenants and apply to all construction within the Maroon Creek Club subdivision except the golf course. SARC is responsible for applying and interpreting the Design Guidelines. At present, the Board of Directors of the Master Association comprise the membership of the Site and Architecture Review Committee [SARC]. SARC has adopted Design Guidelines for the Association; originally written in 1997 and amended from time to time, the current Design Guidelines are the 2013 edition and the complete document is available here for download. In addition to the Design Guidelines that can be downloaded here, there are site-specific Design Guidelines for each single family property that are an integral component of the Design Guidelines. Copies of the site specific sheets for a given property may be obtained from the Architectural Advisor or MCC. The Design Guidelines have also been supplemented by SARC-approved letters to homeowners which cover specific issues pertaining to procedures, design requirements, and construction. Those letters are available for download below.
2012 INSUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT TO THE PLAT OF THE MAROON CREEK CLUB PUD 2012 agreement between the MCC Master Association and the City of Aspen Community Development Department regarding such things as Building Envelopes, Development Envelopes, allowable site improvements, proposed changes to envelopes, and so forth. This document applies to all single family lots and homes and supercedes an earlier 2001 plat amendment, which is no longer applicable.
Also included in the 2012 agreement are clarifications regarding the process for City and MCC approval of any proposed changes to building or development envelopes. Should such envelope changes be approved by MCC, the amended plat map for the lot must contain an MCC approval block with the wet signature of the Board President prior to submission of the amended plat to the City of Aspen for their approval. This Word document contains the approved language for that approval block.
2016 INSUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT TO THE PLAT OF THE MAROON CREEK CLUB PUD A minor plat amendment clarifying the City of Aspen's current policy regarding soil nailing and applying that policy to MCC single family lots.
OWNER / ASSOCIATION AGREEMENTS There are two agreements between property owners and the Master Association that may apply to your project. These need to be signed and submitted at the time that you are requesting a final review. Construction and Completion Guaranty This guaranty applies to all projects and provides that a $100,000 security or letter of credit be furnished with the application for final approval. The guaranty covers satisfactory completion of all improvements and landscaping according to the approved plans. Contact the Association Manager to ensure that the financial institution is acceptable. Contact the Architectural Advisor if you are planning an addition or remodel, as the guaranty will still need to be signed and secured, but the amount may be less, depending on the scope of the project. Agreement Regarding Final Landscape and Irrigation Plans This agreement covers situations where the Association and SARC request further changes to a landscape plan which has been submitted as part of a final approval, or the owner does not want to commit to a final landscape plan until the architectural plans have been finally approved. In either of those events, the owner agrees to provide the final landscape and irrigation plans within 45 days of the Final Architectural Approval or the owner may be required to stop construction until the plans are submitted and approved. This document, when needed, must also be signed and submitted with any plans for final review. REVISED OCTOBER 8, 2015
Form for Letter of Credit If the owner plans to provide the security required by the above Construction and Completion Guaranty by means of a Letter of Credit, the LC must use the language in this form document. REVISED OCTOBER 8, 2015
MCC Rules Concerning Timely Completion of Construction Projects and Construction Parking Requirements; Fines for Non-Compliance and Violations The SARC has adopted policies and specific fines for instances where either a construction project is not completed and cleaned up by the date specified in the Final Approval, or there have been construction-related parking violations on the private roads within MCC. This document must be completed by the lot owner, Architect, and General Contractor and submitted with the other materials required for Final Reviews. NEW ITEM
Download a page of photographs showing the sample wall of acceptable masonry components which is referred to in the Design Guidelines. The sample walls are located at the Highway 82 underpass that connects the north and south sides of the Club.
MCC COLOR PALETTE
Download a page that shows the acceptable range of colors for exterior materials at Maroon Creek Club.
IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS PDF FILE IS A REASONABLY ACCURATE REPRESENTATION OF THE ORIGINAL COLOR PALETTE ON MY COMPUTER AND MONITOR, BUT SHOULD NOT BE PRINTED OUT AND RELIED UPON FOR COMPARISON OR COLOR SELECTION. CONTACT THE ARCHITECTURAL ADVISOR TO SEE THE APPROVED COLOR PALETTE.
APPROVED NATIVE GRASS MIX Download the City of Aspen Approved Native Grass Mix and sources for purchasing. This mix was revised by the City of Aspen in January 2015 and supercedes all prior mixes. Note: Other native grass mixes may have noxious weed components which are not to be used in the City of Aspen or at Maroon Creek Club.
The Master Association has formalized and recorded ski access easements along the boundaries of Lots 33, 34, 37 and 38 and the Design Guidelines have certain landscape requirements for these easement areas.
RECOMMENDED DESIGN FOR MAILBOX / ADDRESS PEDESTAL The Site and Architecture Review Committee has developed a prototypical design for a combined mailbox and (illuminated) address marker within a masonry pedestal. While the Committee is not requiring new or existing homeowners to use this design, they would like to strongly encourage any homeowners who plan to have a mailbox at their house or who need an address sign near the curb to utilize this design, as it is felt that the variety of designs used at MCC to date does not, taken collectively, enhance the overall appearance of the neighborhood.
Developed by the Association's Architectural Advisor, William Lukes, the Association is making available to homeowners design sketches with dimensions and locations that will meet the Association's requirements for snowplowing and maintenance and which should be acceptable to the USPS for mail delivery based on current requirements. Those illustrations can be downloaded by cliking on the link to the right. if you want to make absolutely sure that the mailbox will meet current USPS requirements, you can review this information with the local Postmaster.
SARC meetings are typically held on the third Thursday of the month. Meetings are at the Maroon Creek Club and usually start at 3:00 PM.
The deadline for submitting architectural applications is 5:00 PM on the first Thursday of the month. Applications should be submitted to the Architectural Advisorís office at the address below. Applications for new residences may not be submitted without the owner and/or architect having attended a pre-application conference with the Architectural Advisor prior to the application being submitted.
Maroon Creek Club and MCC Master Association Sarah Korpela Luxury Estate Management of Aspen, LLC PO Box TT Aspen, Colorado 81612 Phone (970) 920-1776 Facsimile (970) 920-1777 Email sarah@LuxuryEMA.com Architectural Advisor William Lukes, Architect The Lakeside Studio 801 Lakeside Drive Carbondale, Colorado 81623-3109 Phone (970) 963-8025 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Association President Mr. Leonard Lansburgh Phone (970) 618-9826 Email email@example.com