Property owners must submit plans to the Historic Preservation & Design Review Board (HP&DRB) for any physical changes to ensure they are in keeping with Lakeside’s heritage and character. Reviews are required for all external changes, including porches, decks, gazebos, windows, roofing, siding, fences, sheds, driveways, ornamentation, major landscaping and removal of all or part of a building. Approval is not required for painting and routine repairs.
The HP&DRB meets one Saturday each month. Application materials (see below) and 2017 meeting schedule are available to download. Print copies are also available at the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office. After obtaining a HP&DRB Certificate of Appropriateness, the owner should apply for Danbury Township and Ottawa County permits.
Lakeside regulations for setbacks, lot coverage and other building requirements are contained in the Danbury Township L District zoning regulations. The Zoning Resolution, as well as contact information for the Danbury Zoning Inspector, can be viewed online at www.danburytownship.com. Copies can also be purchased from the Zoning Inspector for a nominal fee.
Lakeside Chautauqua Rules & Regulations
Application Considerations for Homeowners
Contractor Guidelines for Construction
Postcard Response Form
Chronology of the Review Process
Danbury Township Zoning Applications & Information
Ottawa County Building Application
Lakesider newspaper articles offer brief descriptions of Lakeside Chautauqua historic architectural styles and features.
The Gaede Serne Report, released in 1993 is an historical document that outlined the formation of the HP&DRB. It contains an illustrated listing of existing Lakeside Chautauqua architectural types as well as diagrams of relevant construction features.