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Old 04-24-2020, 07:13 AM
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Default Landscaping stone backing to St. Charles Place

There is a house that backs up to St. Charles Place on the south side, close to the Buena Vista gate, that was recently landscaped in the back yard. At least 15-20 feet of stone extends from the house's shrubs (the whole width of the lot), right to the curb of St. Charles.

Is this allowed? It really sticks out as you drive by.

I have not checked with Community Standards but am curious what others (those who have seen it) think.

ADDENDUM: Near the St. James gate to Buena Vista.

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We were told by Community Standards that hardscape (edgers, pavers) must be 3 feet from property line. Not sure what easement the county has on that road.
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Old 04-24-2020, 09:33 AM
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Really doesn't matter what we think...…...what are the restrictions?
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Old 04-24-2020, 09:50 AM
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Do they have a permit posted in front of the house, if so it was approved, if not make the call.
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Old 04-24-2020, 09:52 AM
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Do they have a permit posted in front of the house, if so it was approved, if not make the call.
Huh?
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Old 04-24-2020, 10:02 AM
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Do they have a permit posted in front of the house, if so it was approved, if not make the call.
Permit posting is probably for exterior structural changes, from the county .
AR approval is a signed document,,,,,not posted.
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There is a house that backs up to St. Charles Place on the south side, close to the Buena Vista gate, that was recently landscaped in the back yard. At least 15-20 feet of stone extends from the house's shrubs (the whole width of the lot), right to the curb of St. Charles.

Is this allowed? It really sticks out as you drive by.

I have not checked with Community Standards but am curious what others (those who have seen it) think.
If it is not compliant then they will be cited very quickly and be asked to remediate - and pay a fine each day its not. Competing landscapers love to rat each other out.
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Old 04-24-2020, 12:06 PM
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If you go to ARC website
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Type in the box "containing text" the address and you can view if the property has had an ARC request within the last 6 months. If you go to box custom date you can get a lengthy history.
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For the answer to that question, see post #1.
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There is a house that backs up to St. Charles Place on the south side, close to the Buena Vista gate, that was recently landscaped in the back yard. At least 15-20 feet of stone extends from the house's shrubs (the whole width of the lot), right to the curb of St. Charles.

Is this allowed? It really sticks out as you drive by.

I have not checked with Community Standards but am curious what others (those who have seen it) think.
Went over to see. Can't find anything that fits your description.
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My house backs on Pinellas place, and there is a 20 foot R/W (for utilities) that has very specific restrictions, one of which is no permanent structures (concrete pads, etc.). Now I have no idea if the hardscaping would qualify as "permanent" however, I was cautioned about PLANTING in the area. I have a very nice flat back yard with NO trees, bushes, etc in that right of way.
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There is a house that backs up to St. Charles Place on the south side, close to the Buena Vista gate, that was recently landscaped in the back yard. At least 15-20 feet of stone extends from the house's shrubs (the whole width of the lot), right to the curb of St. Charles.

Is this allowed? It really sticks out as you drive by.

I have not checked with Community Standards but am curious what others (those who have seen it) think.
Which St. Charles Place gate at Buena Vista are you referring to - the Liberty Park gate, or the one at St. James?
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Old 04-24-2020, 05:56 PM
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Sorry, the one at St. James.


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Which St. Charles Place gate at Buena Vista are you referring to - the Liberty Park gate, or the one at St. James?
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My house backs on Pinellas place, and there is a 20 foot R/W (for utilities) that has very specific restrictions, one of which is no permanent structures (concrete pads, etc.). Now I have no idea if the hardscaping would qualify as "permanent" however, I was cautioned about PLANTING in the area. I have a very nice flat back yard with NO trees, bushes, etc in that right of way.
I wouldn't call it hardscaping. It's landscape stones that have been put all the way to the curb. It really jumps out at you because the whole rest of St. Charles is grass to the curb. Somebody didn't want to mow. Not sure if it's allowed, but it sure looks ugly. And no, I'm not one of those clipboard ladies.
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