BUILDING & PLANNING
Project planning and design review in Westridge
Westridge Project Review & Approval
The Protective Restrictions, Conditions, Covenants and Agreements at Westridge require the Westridge Architectural Supervising Committee (WASC) to review plans for structural, landscaping, and lighting projects within Westridge, including new home construction, remodels, additions, exterior paint, solar arrays, accessory and auxiliary structures (e.g. pool-houses, guest-houses, stables, barns), sports courts, gates, pools, spas, fountains, lakes, fencing, landscaping projects, planting, and removal of trees.
As the Westridge community is located within the Town of Portola Valley, both the Town and the WASC will be involved in the review of most projects. While the Town’s code provides the foundation for the breadth of land use activity that is regulated in Portola Valley, the Westridge Restrictions encompass additional elements that the Town doesn’t consider. Obtaining approval from the Town for a project does not imply WASC approval, and vice versa.
It is the responsibility of property owners to submit plans and proposed changes and to obtain required approval prior to the commencement of any project. Early communication with both WASC and the Town will simplify and expedite the process.
Consult WASC directly about proposed changes, submitting two copies of all plans, along with a phone number, email address, and/or other means of immediate contact in case of necessity.
Plans must be complete to be considered by WASC for purposes of approval. However, applicants are encouraged to submit project plans for purposes of preliminary review and feedback.
Homeowners are responsible for informing architects, contractors, landscape planners, gardeners, etc. of all applicable regulations and restrictions for projects.
Failure to comply with the review process and WASC decisions may result in mandatory corrective action and/or penalties.
Westridge Project Quick Reference Guide
Projects that DON'T require WASC review:
Repairs to existing structures, fences, or walls (provided that existing structures, fences or walls were approved by WASC in the past, and that identical colors and materials are used)
Regular garden maintenance (including replacing plantings that were previously approved by WASC, light pruning, and cutting/mowing/removing grasses, poison oak, weeds, thistle, invasive plants, and dry brush)
Changes to the interior of a structure (no changes to exterior of structure)
* Contact Town of Portola Valley with respect to Town policies.
Projects that DO require WASC review:
All other structural, landscaping, or lighting projects
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