Design Review Process

You must receive written approval from the Homeowners Association before proceeding with exterior home improvements.
 
NOTE> Residents and/or their contractors are not allowed on Southshore common areas including native grass areas.  Any damage to Southshore common areas will be repaired by a Southshore approved vendors and the cost will be billed to the homeowner.   
 
 

Design Guideline Manuals


Southshore consists of five unique areas (see map for your area).  The Design Guidelines differ for each area.  Refer to the Design Guideline Manuals below.
 
 
Review your Design Guideline Manual
Read your neighborhood specific Design Guidelines so you know what is and isn’t allowed. They may have changed since you last read them. These guidelines are maintained by the Design Review Committee (DRC). This committee of resident volunteers review all DRC submissions for any exterior home change or modification.  
 

Design Review Request Form

As a Southshore Resident you are required to complete and submit a Design Review Request Form for any proposed exterior changes.  Submit completed forms to southshore@amihoa.com.  If you have questions, contact AMI at  720.870.2221 or email southshore@amihoa.com.  
 
Design Review Request Form Click Here.
 
If you prefer to print the Design Review Request Form, Click Here.  You will need to email the completed form and support to southshore@amihoa.com.
 
NOTE> Residents and/or their contractors are not allowed on Southshore common areas including native grass areas.  Any damage to Southshore common areas will be repaired by a Southshore approved vendors and the cost will be billed to the homeowner.   

Permitting

Once you receive Design Review Committee (DRC) approval, it does not constitute approval of the local building department and/or any other governmental regulations and laws, and you may be required to obtain a building permit.
 
City of Aurora Permitting Click Here.

Plot Plans

The DRC request a copy of your homes plot plan to be include with your request form.  You can obtain a copy of your homes plot plan, Click Here.
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Directions
1) Click Link or go to https://www.auroragov.org/city_hall/maps/property_information
 
2) Type in Address top left corner of map (It will auto generate, HIT ENTER
 
3) Property will show satellite image, SCROLL DOWN TO “MY PROPERTY” IN PURPLE
 
4) Click on MY PROPERTY
 
5) Scroll down to Public Document Search at bottom
 
6) Click on Documents with this address
 
7)Scroll down until you find the most recent PLOT PLAN - Permit from Residential Master : Single-Family Detached Plot Plan Approved
 
8)Click on VIEW
 
9)Save to File

DRC Approval

DRC is a committee comprised of Southshore Residents.  The DRC will complete their review within 30 days of submission.

Once you receive written approval, you must complete the project within 6 months.  A Homeowner Association representative may enter your property for exterior inspection at a mutually agreed upon time.
 
Learn more about the Design Review Committee, Click Here.

Chase Drains

It is normal for water to periodically flow over sidewalks and driveways due rain, snow melt, and sump pump discharge. If water continues to flow over your sidewalk, it could become a nuisance, creating algae growth in the summer and ice in the winter. When water becomes a nuisance, it is the homeowner’s responsibility, by law, to eliminate hazards. Southshore frequently fields inquires on excess water over sidewalks.  Unfortunately, the sidewalk and tree lawns (landscaping between street and sidewalk) is property of the City of Aurora.  
 
Update September 1, 2023
 
The City of Aurora has decided it was time to help residents out. Starting on Wednesday September 6th, the City of Aurora will begin accepting applications for the Chase Drain Rebate Program. To apply for the rebate, go to auroragov.org
 
 
 

Xeriscaping Policy

 
This policy required by law identifies some pre-approved design plans for your landscaping submissions to aid in ideas and compliance with the landscape standards. Please review the policy for complete details. (Please note the Board plans to incorporate the policy into the design guidelines once the proposed revisions are finalized and implemented).

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