HRCA Recreation Facilities will Reopen to the public on June 1(not including pools). More information will be released in the coming week about new safety measures and procedures.
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Residential Improvement Guidelines (RIGs/Covenants)

The Residential Improvement Guidelines are the official list of covenants adopted by HRCA. Often referred to as the RIGs, this document contains all the rules for the exterior home improvements allowed.

Residential Improvement Guidelines (RIGs)

At closing, new home owners are given a copy of the Community Declaration and the Residential Improvement Guidelines (RIGs). The purpose of these documents is to:

  • Outline what exterior home improvements are allowable by the HRCA and what covenants are in effect.
  • Outline what exterior home improvements must be reviewed by the Architectural Committee prior to beginning work.

The Architectural Committee reserves the right to add to or modify these guidelines at its discretion.

The HRCA Board of Directors and Architectural Committee adopted revised Residential Improvement Guidelines (RIGs) effective April 18, 2017. The revised Guidelines are available below, or pick up a copy up at the Community Improvement Services Office at the Recreation Center at Eastridge.

Residential Improvement Guidelines (RIGs)

Paint Review Survey Criteria

Submittal Information and Forms

The Architectural Committee meetings are on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Submittals are required to be turned into the Community Improvement Services Office before noon the Friday before the meeting in order to be considered. Any submittal plans received after noon on Friday will not be reviewed until the committee’s next meeting. The Architectural Committee reserves the right to add to or modify these guidelines at its discretion.

Outbreaks of Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Live Poultry in Backyard Flocks

posted 8/25/2017

CDC, USDA, and several states are investigating multiple outbreaks of human Salmonella infections linked to live poultry in backyard flocks ( These outbreaks are a reminder to always wash hands thoroughly with soap and water right after touching live poultry.

The Tri-County Health Department advised that Colorado has 18 confirmed cases of salmonella infection linked to “Back Yard Poultry.”

Live poultry, such as chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys, often carry germs such as Salmonella. After you touch a bird, or anything in the area where birds live and roam, wash your hands so you don’t get sick!

Owning backyard chickens and other poultry can be a great experience. However, children and other groups of people have a greater chance of illness from handling live poultry or anything in the area where they live and roam. Even handling baby birds displayed at stores can cause a Salmonella infection.

This CDC flyer about Backyard Flock has some useful tips to keep your family healthy and safe.

See the Residential Improvement Guidelines (RIGs) Section 2.2 (page 6) Chicken Coops/Houses for details about having chickens in Highlands Ranch.