COVENANTS AND DESIGN GUIDELINES: A SUMMARY

THE COVENANTS

The Covenants and Restrictions of RockingHorse (the “Covenants”) were recorded on April 11, 2007 and are applicable to the homes within the Inspiration Community.  The Covenants are administered and enforced by the Inspiration Metropolitan District (the “District,” which was formerly known as RockingHorse Metropolitan District No. 2).  The Covenants largely address architectural approval requirements and use restrictions that are applicable to the homes in the Inspiration community.

USE RESTRICTIONS

The covenants impose several restrictions relative to the homes and residents in the Inspiration community, including, but not limited to, restrictions related to the following:

     Home businesses
     Pets
    Temporary structures
    Signs
    Heating and cooling equipment
    Satellite dishes and antennas
    Fences

    Parking
    Lights, sounds and odors
    Trash
    Leasing
    Landscaping
    Grading and Drainage


ENFORCEMENT

In addition to the covenants and restrictions contained in the Covenants, the Board of Directors of the District may adopt other rules relative to the community. In the event of a violation of the Covenants or any rules and regulations, the District is able to impose fines on the violating owner, after providing proper notice.  If fines are not effective, the District may bring a lawsuit against the owner in violation to obtain compliance.

DESIGN REVIEW

DESIGN REVIEW APPLICATION (ONLINE) 

  • All exterior improvements or changes must be per-approved by the Board of Directors of the District (the "Board").  The Board may appoint a representative or a committee to act on its behalf in reviewing and deciding upon any such improvements or changes submitted by owners.
  • The Board may adopt Residential Improvement Guidelines to assist owners in planning for any exterior improvements or changes, and to guide the Board (or its representative or committee) in reviewing submitted plans.
  • Upon receipt of complete Design Review Application including plans, specifications and other required information, the Board has 45 days for review.  If the Board does not approve within this 45 day period, the plans are deemed denied.
  • Owners must complete Board-approved improvements or changes within six months after the date of the approval.
  • Upon completion of any approved improvement or change, the owner must deliver a “notice of completion” to the Board.
  • The Board has the right to inspect improvements and changes, to correct things that are not in compliance, and to otherwise ensure improvements or changes are completed in compliance with the approved plans.

  • RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT GUIDELINES

    SUPPLEMENTS TO RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT GUIDELINES: 

  • FENCING GUIDELINES
  • TRASH ENCLOSURE GUIDELINES
  • SIGNS AND LIGHTING GUIDELINES


  • The Inspiration Residential Improvement Guidelines for All Lots (Updated Dec 2019) (the “Guidelines”) were adopted by the Board of Directors of the District to assist owners in planning exterior improvements or changes to their homes or lots.  It sets forth certain standards for specified improvements, and, in some instances, establishes pre-approved designs for several types of improvements.  Also, there are some improvements which will not require approval from the Board of Directors.  The Guidelines also outline the process for owners to follow in requesting approval for any desired exterior improvement or change. 

    Please refer to the Guidelines for complete details, but the following is a list of some of the specific improvements addressed in the Guidelines:

    Additions and expansions to homes
    Air conditioning equipment
    Antenna and satellite dishes
    Awnings and patio covers
    Basketball backboards
    Decks and patios
    Dog houses and dog runs
    Doors
    Fences
    Flagpoles
    Gardens

    Hot tubs
    Landscaping
    Lights
    Painting
    Play structures and sports equipment
    Pools
    Roofing
    Seasonal decorations
    Signs
    Statues and fountains
    Trash containers and enclosures


    Please note: home colors must be from the pre-approved builder exterior home colors listed below. Coloring cannot be utilized by a home across or next to you within 4 homes. 

    Cal Atlantic Exterior Colors
    David Weekley Exterior Colors
    Dream Finders Exterior Colors
    Lennar Exterior Colors
    Meritage Exterior Colors
    Richmond Exterior Colors
    Toll Brothers Colors Exterior Colors



    INSPIRATION
    • 8400 S. Winnipeg Ct.
    • Aurora, CO 80016
    • 303-627-2632