The Elkhorn Architectural Design Committee (ADC), as spelled out in the governing documents, is a group appointed by the Board of Directors and charged with reviewing all plans and specifications for landscaping, new construction, or alterations of existing improvements within Elkhorn to determine architectural compatibility and compliance with Elkhorn Restrictions.

ADC Manuals & Applications

ADC Manual-3-13-2013 (1)_Page_01ADC Project Application 1-27-10_Page_01ADC Minor Project Application 7-14-14_Page_1

Application Requirements

No excavation, alteration or change to any lot or to the exterior of any existing building, structure, fence, sign, or related improvement may commence until the Elkhorn Design Committee has reviewed and approved the plans and specifications for the proposed improvement, even if such improvement is to be constructed in accordance with pre-approved plans. Removal or planting of vegetation requires prior approval, as does any modification to any improved or unimproved site in Elkhorn.

We welcome landscape additions and some do not require formal ADC approval or plan preparation. It is, however, always a requirement that you contact the administrative office to discuss plant selections and locations.


ADC Members

Kristin Anderson 
Pete Anderson
Mike Brunelle
Steve Cook	 
Denise Ford			
Ned Hamlin		
Rob King 	
Craig Lawrence	
Gretchen Wagner


For additional information please contact the ADC Manager, Sue Ahern by email at

What projects need to be submitted for Architectural Design Review?

Applications for ADC approval shall be submitted for any project involving alterations to the exterior of a property, including remodels, additions and landscape alterations.

How do I submit my application?

The Minor Project Application and ADC Project Application can be accessed on the links above or picked up at the SVEA offices at 1 Harker Lane, Sun Valley, ID 83354.  Applications can be emailed to or dropped off at the SVEA offices.  Full details of Application submittal requirements are in the ADC Manual which is also found at the top of this web page.

Which application should I complete and submit?

The ADC Minor Project Application applies to projects such as the removal of trees and simple landscape additions (see application for a list of projects that qualify for Administrative Approval).  The ADC Project Application is required for new construction, exterior remodels, additions and extensive landscaping projects.  Please call the SVEA offices if you are unsure of which application should be used.

What are the dates for ADC meetings and deadlines for submittals?

Architectural Design Review Meetings are generally scheduled on the second Wednesday of each month. This may change from time to time due to holidays, the number of projects submitted for review, etc. Please call (208) 622-7420 x 405 or email to confirm that the design review will take place as scheduled.

Submittal Package Deadline ADC Meetings
January 23, 2023 February 8, 2023
February 20, 2023 March 8, 2023
March 27, 2023 April 12, 2023
April 24, 2023 May 10, 2023
May 29, 2023 June 14, 2023
June 26, 2023 July 12, 2023
July 24, 2023 August 9, 2023
August 28, 2023 September 13, 2023
September 25, 2023 October 11, 2023
October 23, 2023 November 8, 2023
November 27, 2023 December 13, 2023
December 26, 2023 January 10, 2024
January 29, 2024 February 14, 2024

Who do I call with questions about ADC applications?

Please call the ADC Manager, Sue Ahern with questions.  The SVEA phone number is (208) 622-7420. Your may also contact the manager via email: If the ADC Manager is unavailable, other members of the SVEA staff will be able to answer your questions.

How long is the approval process?

Minor Exterior Improvements may be approved within several days if written approval of neighbors within 100’ of the project is provided with the complete application.  Otherwise, approval will take approximately 18 days, giving neighbors the opportunity to comment on the Notice to Neighbors mailed by the SVEA.  Projects requiring ADC Committee review may be approved between 21 and 40 days depending on when the completed application and all supporting documents are received in relation to the scheduled ADC Meeting date.

Why do I have to pay a review fee?

This fee covers the cost of consulting services for the architects and landscape architects which review the submittal.