GlenEagles East and West Encumbrances, Restrictive Covenants, and Architectural Guidelines Summary
Each lot in GlenEagles is encumbered with an annual rent charge that should appear on your Statement of Title. The encumbrance is a charge payable to the GlenEagles Community Association (GECA) for maintaining and improving various landscaping areas, features and recreational amenities. See attached map of the subdivision with these areas highlighted.
By signing the paperwork for purchasing a house in GlenEagles, the owner is agreeing to pay the annual fee (currently $125/year). Default shall bear interest at 3% in excess of prime rate of interest charged by the Alberta Treasury Branch. Interest is calculated half yearly and compounded monthly.
The Association has the right of distress with all powers and remedies of an encumbrance under the Land Titles Act of Alberta (e.g. lien on property).
All legal and court costs incurred in securing default fees shall constitute a charge against the lands.
The five condominium areas have restrictions written into their respective by-laws. For example, the fencing in the Estates of GlenEagles must be uniform chain link fence with black vinyl coating. Each lot in GlenEagles East and West shall be subject to certain restrictive covenants that are legally binding:
Fencing: must meet TOC standards of installation; be of uniform chain link fence with green vinyl coating. No gates are permitted at rear except for lots adjacent to a reserve parcel (e.g. lots backing on to golf course are not allowed a rear gate).
The owner is responsible for upkeep of the fencing using similar materials. Side yard fencing is to match and meet TOC bylaws.
Drainage: the owner cannot alter the drainage system (side or rear) without prior approval of TOC. Certain lots are not permitted to have swimming pools or ornamental pools.
Accessory Structures: restrictions on location of sheds (within 7.5 m of rear of lot or within any side yard setback requirements). The structure must be consistent/compatible with architectural style/materials of the principal residence of lot.
Architectural Guidelines (for East and West GlenEagles)
Architectural guidelines enforced by the developer at the time of construction were created to reinforce the desired image and provide continuity and consistency to the subdivision. Each phase of development in GlenEagles has its own set of architectural controls but they are all similar. This write-up is a brief summary that emphasizes some of the highlights. Contact Town of Cochrane permitting or GECA at [email protected] for more information.
The ongoing adherence to these guidelines will keep the desired consistency and appearance of the subdivision. In the end common sense must prevail or erosion in property values will result.
Roofing: Roof materials and colour are an emphasis because of the elevated approach to the subdivision. Roof materials that are allowed are cedar shakes, pressure treated pine shakes, low profile concrete tiles or approved alternatives (e.g. Unicrete). The colour of the roofing is to provide the appearance of weathered wood shakes. Asphalt shingles are not permitted. When changing roofing materials, homeowners are cautioned to ensure existing roof trussing can support the product.
Exterior Finish: Exterior finishing of brick, stucco, or vinyl siding is permitted with stone or brick as an accent. A maximum of two siding materials are permitted on any house. White vinyl or stucco is not acceptable.
Period homes such as colonial, tutor or Spanish were discouraged at the outset.
Colour: Colour restrictions also apply. Permitted colours are based on the stucco range produced by IMASCO but other manufacturers may be considered. Vinyl siding matching one of the approved colours is also acceptable.
White is not permitted as the main exterior finish colour. Colour of garage doors must be in the same range as the predominant house colour. Soffits must be the same colour as fascia.
Bright accent colours are not allowed.
See the attached Table for a list of the acceptable colours. Colours not approved are Dusty Rose, Mint and Venetian Yellow.
Driveways: Driveways and walkways are also subject to restrictions in materials and slopes (<10%). Front walkways are to match the driveway. Stamped and pattern concrete, exposed aggregate are encouraged. No asphalt is permitted. Neither is RV parking accommodation.
Colours approved in Architectural Guidelines
The following are Imasco stucco colours which are approved under the Architectural Guidelines in GlenEagles. To be acceptable vinyl siding colours must fall within the colour range listed below:
Med/Light Sage | Med/Light Santa Fe
Med/Light Taupe | Med/Light Shadow Grey
Med/Light Coastal Tan | Med/Light Mirage
Light Peach | Med/Light Slate
Med/Light Ivory | Light Harvest Gold
Light Desert Plum | Light Golden Meadow
Light Mountain Mist | Light Bristol Cream
Light Empire Quartz | Light Colonial Marble
Disclaimer: this brief summary is provided for information only. Detailed information may be obtained for individual property by a title search for Encumbrances and Restrictive Covenants though the Land Titles Office. The developer, Ecco Development Corporation is also a source of information.
Condominium homeowners are subject to special bylaws imposed by their respective condo association and should refer to their bylaws for detailed information.