SWS Operating Plan and Architectural Standards - July 1, 1998

Too many boring documents! We hear you, but we also know that these "boring documents" govern the operations and maintenance of our Southwest Shore Colony. The new Forest Service Handbook - Special Uses Supplement, as well as our own Southwest Shore Operating Plan and Architectural Standards, are the two key documents that define  for the policies, procedures, activities, restrictions, and mutual obligations that enable the Southwest Shore community and Forest Service personnel to work together toward productive management and enjoyment of our Southwest Shore Colony.

The provisions of the Southwest Shore Operating Plan and Architectural Standards are critically important to our ability to maintain our historic district status, which in turn protects us against any Federal actions that are inconsistent with the Plan. The Forest Service has accepted the SWS Operating Plan as an integral part of its administrative guidelines, and has actually incorporated the Southwest Shore Plan into our Special Use Permits by reference.

As a reminder of the topics covered by the Plan, here is the Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Permits Required for All Projects
  • General Requirements
  • Landscape
  • Roads, Gates, and Road Signs
  • Cabin Signs
  • Lighting
  • General Appearance and Storage
  • Care of Basic Cabin Structure, Siding, and Related Repairs
  • Care of Wood Surfaces -- Protective Coatings, Preservatives, Stains, Colors
  • Porches
  • Roofs and Roofing Material
  • Windows and Doors
  • Stonework
  • Interiors
  • Violations -- Permit Revocaqtions
  • Public Access

Please follow this link to view the entire Southwest Shore Colony Operating Plan and Architectural Appearance Standards. We encourage you to print our a copy for convenient reference.