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: 2019

Peter Anderson		Lynn Bockemohle		Steve Cook	
Mark Corney		Maureen Coyle		Kurt Eggers
Ned Hamlin		Lewis Isbell		Rob King 	
Craig Lawrence		Mark Pynn



For additional information please contact the ADC Manager,

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
December 24, 2018 January 9, 2019
January 28, 2019 February 13, 2019
February 25, 2019 March 13, 2019
March 25, 2019 April 10, 2019
April 22, 2019 May 8, 2019
May 27, 2019 June 12, 2019
June 24, 2019 July 10, 2019
July 29, 2019 August 14, 2019
August 26, 2019 September 11, 2019
September 23, 2019 October 9, 2019
October 28, 2019 November 13, 2019
November 25, 2019 December 11, 2019
December 23, 2019 January 8, 2020

Who do I call with questions about ADC applications?

Please call the ADC Manager 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.