principal goal of the Architectural Trustee is to ensure that all
homeowners maintain the value and appearance of the homes
in our neighborhood.
changes to the appearance of a Longbrooke house such as additions or
fences must be approved by the Architectural
Trustee and the Architectural
The Architectural trustee is Derek Lester. He
can be contacted by email:
The Architectural trustee, Derek Lester, is seeking volunteers to
serve on the Architectural review committee
with himself, Dan White, and Steve Cohen.
If interested contact Derek by email:
The Architectural review committee consists of the Architectural
and members. The current members of the committee are Dan White
and Steve Cohen. Each of these members have been residents
of Longbrooke for more than 20 years.
residents of Longbrooke that are planning to change the appearance
house should be aware
of the LONGBROOKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
have a copy of them. Section E
or structures to be placed or erected on
any sublot in the
You must submit your plan to the Architectural Committee and
architectural committee must
approve your proposal BEFORE you apply for a
building permit from
the City of Berea Building Department.
The city building
department is aware that the plans must be
approved by the committee first
before they will grant a permit. In order to apply for
approval of an
improvement to your home or
property, your plans (in triplicate) must be
submitted to Committee
Chair, Derek Lester at 601 Perham Drive, Berea, Ohio 44017. Your
drawings must show all the elevations
of your proposed construction, how
proposed construction fits on the footprint of your lot
together with its distances
from your property
lines. The city establishes specific distances in the zoning
This information can then be used
to apply for a building permit.
of submitted plans will take 7 to 10 business days.
Permits are also required for new and replacement fences.
Chain link fences
are specifically prohibited.
The fence must be built of wood or have that
appearance. It is
also important that you inform
your neighbors since they may
be affected by your addition or
improvement. Storage sheds are discouraged
unless they are designed to blend in with the appearance and harmony
external design of
the home and/or fence on the property. Residents will be
required to remove a structure that has not
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