The ACB consists of individuals who are appointed by the South Keswick Owners Association (SKOA) Board Members each fall. The ACB reviews, approves, or rejects ACB applications submitted by South Keswick property owners. The ACB regulates the development and external design, appearance, landscaping, grading, and use of the properties, structures and other improvements, in such a manner so as to preserve and enhance values, to maintain a harmonious relationship among structures and the natural vegetation and topography, and to conserve existing natural amenities and ecologically sensitive areas. [DRCC Section 7.02]
When to complete an ACB Application?
A list of projects includes but is not limited to: new construction, basements, attached/detached garages, decks, steps, porches, patios, awnings, walkways, outdoor barbeque pits, exterior color changes, fencing, large landscaping projects including tree removal, ponds, grading, retaining walls, above and in-ground swimming pools, hot tubs/spas, sport courts, solar panels, and outbuildings such as gazebos, storage sheds, barns/stables, run-in sheds, greenhouses, playhouses, dog houses/runs. No wind turbines are presently allowed.
Contingent approval may be granted, but the applicant must complete all contingencies before proceeding. In some cases, resubmission may be requested.
If in doubt, check with an ACB member to determine if you need an application.
The SOUTH KESWICK ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL BOARD APPLICATION FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION, ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS is all inclusive of the information that is needed by the ACB. When appropriate include blueprints, survey layouts, diagrams, aerial printouts from google maps and anything else that will help the ACB members to understand and approve your request.
Note: Many exterior projects require permits from the county, so check with Fluvanna County Offices before you start.
The South Keswick ACB Inspection Form is used for ACB inspections.
ACB Member Roles and Responsibilities