Design Review

Welcome to Design Review
Design Review is a department and a process at Las Campanas. Both the department and the process exist to find the optimum balance between respecting the natural environment, respecting the aesthetic standards of the community, and enabling owners to have the built environment they feel suits their needs and dreams.
We live in a beautiful yet fragile ecosystem. Protecting it is of paramount importance. This means that taking into account terrain, drainage, vegetation, water consumption, and many other considerations is an integral part of the design review process. We seek to minimize the impact of each homesite, ecologically and visually, for the benefit of everyone.
The Design Review Committee wants to be as transparent, helpful, and encouraging as possible. Our goal is to be a contributing partner in your project, whether you are building a new home, adding on or modifying an existing structure, or undertaking a major re-vegetation project. We want Las Campanas owners to understand the possibilities as well as the limitations that apply to each project, and to work with us in helping create a sustainable future for Las Campanas.
The Design Review Process
The design review process differs in scope and timeline, depending on the type of project. We encourage you to consult with us informally if you are considering making any improvements, adding external infrastructure equipment such as air conditioning or solar panels, or substantially altering vegetation. In many instances only an informal review by the Director of Design Review Services will be needed. In other cases, you will be asked to complete certain forms and await approval from the Design Review Committee.
Please plan ahead and make your request for review as far in advance as possible. While we make every effort to respond expeditiously, the volume of requests sometimes leads to delays. 
Help Us Help You
The Design Review team exists to help in every way possible. We understand that at times what homeowners have in mind will come up against rules that have been designed to protect and enhance the entire community.
We want the design review process to be a cooperative one. We encourage you to inquire if there is any question about whether informal or formal approval is needed. The process has failed if we have to ask for removal or alterations because a project proceeded without a required review.