Design Review Board (DRB)

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There are few creative opportunities that measure up with the excitement and experience of designing, building or remodeling your own home. From the initial design sketches, through ground breaking and the construction phases, to adding the final finishing touches, the process of creating a unique home can be a very rewarding experience.

In conjunction with the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Rarity Bay, the Rarity Bay

Design Guidelines Manual (DGM) is intended to achieve these objectives:

  •    To preserve and maintain the inherent qualities of the property while allowing for the design and construction of homes
  •    To advocate the protection and promotion of property values through the establishment of standards and guidelines
  •    To  establish  a  framework  for  the  planning,  design,  construction,  maintenance  and modification of homes

The RBDGM sets forth design, environment and construction standards for homes within Rarity Bay. Standards are written and intended to inspire sound principles of site planning, architectural design, landscaping and construction.

While individual creativity is encouraged, the RBDGM has been established to maintain a measure of quality and consistency throughout the course of community development. In some cases there will be no permitted variation from established standards, while in other areas flexibility and modification may be permitted with the review and approval of the Design Review Board (DRB).

The RBDGM will assist you and your design team from the preliminary design phase of your new home through its completion. The standards and guidelines will also serve you in the future as you consider modifications to your home and landscape. Most important, the RBDGM establishes a viable framework from which homeowners can direct their architects and builders, while maintaining a high level of quality design and construction.

The RBDGM provides a means to preserve the exclusiveness and value expected by every homeowner. Adherence to the standards contained in the RBDGM will contribute to the continuation of the inherent and natural attraction of Rarity Bay as a desirable environment in which to live.

The DRB looks forward to working with each new homeowner and wishes you much success. We welcome you to our Community.

New Home Construction, Modifications and Variances 

Many of you have purchased a vacant lot with intentions to build your dream home here at Rarity Bay. Specifications and Requirements for new homes are listed on the community website. All requirements can be found in the Design Guideline Manual (DGM). The DGM can be found below in the document list.

Any modification, alteration or variance to a home or landscaping will require approval from the Design Review Board. The Design Review Board will review each application as it comes in and will provide written approvals or denials based on the scope of work. Any work that begins prior to the approval from the Design Review Board is subject to fines and penalties. Please be sure you submit your requests in writing Prior to starting any alteration project. The Design Guideline Manual is designed to uphold property standards and values for the community. Periodically, updates will be made to this document as advances in construction and codes change.

TVA and the 820 Guidelines

Public Lands Information Center for residents to make contact with us for any TVA questions 1-800-TVA-LAND (1-800-882-5263)

Building in Rarity Bay

The Design Review Board oversees all new construction within Rarity Bay. Here you will find the Design Guidelines Manual and the forms needed to build or modify an existing home. If you have any questions about the building process please send inquires to:

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1058339326069 Boat Dock Application Boat Dock Application557178 KBBoat Dock Application.pdf9/7/2021
2058339926069 Modification Application Modification Application353179 KBModification Application.pdf9/7/2021
3058339826069 Landscape Review Application Landscape Review Application382235 KBLandscape Review Application.pdf9/7/2021
4058340026069 New Home Application New Home Application602136 KBNew Home Application.pdf9/7/2021
5058340326069 TRDA Building Application TRDA Building Application25459 KBTRDA Building Application.pdf9/7/2021
6044956126069 Variance Appliation 2019 Variance Appliation 2019489192 KBVariance Appliation 2019.pdf7/24/2020
7058339626069 Design Review Application Design Review Application539277 KBDesign Review Application.pdf9/7/2021
8069670626069 Design Guideline Manual_22 Design Guideline Manual_225913 MBDesign Guideline Manual_22.pdf8/17/2022
9058340126069 Schedule of Fees_21 Schedule of Fees_21952121 KBSchedule of Fees_21.pdf9/7/2021
10072156426069 Schedule of Fees - 2023 Schedule of Fees - 2023410197 KBSchedule of Fees - 2023.pdf10/18/2022
11058339426069 Builder Agreement Builder Agreement543281 KBBuilder Agreement.pdf9/7/2021
12044955926069 Sub Contractor List Form Sub Contractor List Form602179 KBSub Contractor List Form.pdf7/24/2020
13058339226069 Approved Builder Application Approved Builder Application1021225 KBApproved Builder Application.pdf9/7/2021
14044955326069 DGM - Imagery Supplement DGM - Imagery Supplement8491 MBDGM - Imagery Supplement.pdf7/24/2020
15044955726069 Lot Use Agreement Form Lot Use Agreement Form54457 KBLot Use Agreement Form.pdf7/24/2020