download the architectural change form here
Community Home Color Palette
The single family home color palette is listed below. If you are planning to paint your home you can choose from the list of colors below. We have picked these colors to enhance the community appearance. Colors are from the BEHR Ultra Premium Exterior Paint schemes put together by BEHR paint. These are available at the Home Depot. If you are cited from the compliance committee that your home needs to be painted to be in compliance, these are the ONLY APPROVED COLORS FOR THE COMMUNITY. You can however, choose one color from each of the 6 combinations to make your home uniquely your own. Choose one Main Body Color, one Accent Color and one Trim color. If you choose not to pick a trim color then your trim must be the Accent Color that you choose for the home. All combinations must be submitted to the HOA Board for approval with a completed Architectural form (see below to download the form). Color combos are from the Behr catalog. Be aware that the Behr catalog shows the accent color as the trim color. Rivermill HOA has modified this combination to reflect the choices below. Please follow the below list only for placement of the colors. Also note that the garage door can only be painted with the accent color not the trim color. Front door of home can be painted with trim color but is not required.
Visit www.behr.com to see these colors up close. Also you can use their virtual paint feature to paint a sample home to see what your home will look like.
Download the color palette in a Word Document HERE.
Main Body color - This is the majority of the home color. (since each home is unique this means that the majority of the home surface would be the main body color)
Accent color - This is the smaller amount of color on your home. Each home design is different (see example below).
Trim color - This is to be used only on roof trim, porch trim, and front entrance door of home. (not to used to paint garage door).
To submit for painting or any other architectural changes please download and fill out the form below and submit it to rivermill Arch committee for approval. Examples of other Architectural changes are for fences, landscaping, patios/additions, please submit the Arch From with all the necessary paperwork, drawings, plans etc. to firstname.lastname@example.org
Acceptable Palm Tree Replacements for the Community.
Many residents have requested guidelines with regards to palm tree replacement. After consulting a tree expert the following trees are the recommended replacements for the Queen Palms currently used to meet the 3 palm tree requirement.. The Queen Palm has become susceptible to diseases that quickly kills the tree. The following is a list of replacement trees that have been recommended for their hardiness and resistance to disease. These trees are available in multiple trunk varieties. 1, 2, and 3 tree trunks are available. All are acceptable as replacement trees but a single 2 or 3 trunk tree only counts as 1 tree. Please be aware of this while considering replacements.
You must submit and Arch Form BEFORE you replace your trees. All arch forms must be approved by the HOA Board.
Suggested replacement trees
Acceptable palm replacements are as follows. The tree must have at least 6 foot minimum trunk height.
The Foxtail palm tree is the most used landscape palm tree in the world. After being introduced to the Florida growers, the foxtail palm has gain unprecedented popularity, which has lead the foxtail palm to be widely commercially grown through out the south.
The picturesque Alexander palm is a larger palm that can be used in smaller spaces because of its sleek, elegant form.
It is commonly known as the "Christmas Palm" because its fruits become bright scarlet and tend to be that color in winter. This palm is typically fairly small and slender, normally attaining 15–25 feet in height but has attained 36 feet grown in greenhouse conditions.
The following are suggested Hard Wood trees for use in Rivermill.
Filicium decipiens (Japanese Tree Fern)
Calophllum inophyllum (Beauty Leaf)
Tabebuia heterophlla (Pink Trumpet tree)
Coccoloba diversifolia (Pigeon Plum)
Conocarpus erectus (Green or Silver Buttonwood)
Quercus virginiani (Live Oak)
Vaccinium Japonicum (Japanese Blueberry)
There is a requirement for at least 1 hardwood tree in the front yard of every home in Rivermill. If replaceing a missing or dead tree, the replacement must be at least 6 foot of trunk on tree.