The purpose of the architectural review process is to rekindle and maintain an appreciation for the Southern architecture employed from 1790-1830 when Pendleton was enjoying the height of its importance as the seat of the Pendleton District. Reestablishing the vernacular building traditions of this period will facilitate the development of an endearing and enduring place.
Many different individuals design and build the houses in Merchant's Gate. In order to work together to create a community, the design of each house should respond to the character of the street or civic form that it faces. This calls for a coordinated approach to the design of the houses so that they are harmonious with each other and form civic spaces and streetscapes of the highest quality.
In order to facilitate the design of harmonious and timeless architecture and to ensure the visual integrity and spirit of Merchant's Gate, the Architectural Review Board has established the Architectural, Landscape, and Construction Guidelines. In addition to these requirements, all property owners are bound by the provisions in the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions. No structure on a residential lot within Merchant's Gate will be erected or altered until the proposed site plan, building plans, construction materials and colors have been approved in writing by the Merchant's Gate Architectural Review Board.
A New "Historic" Neighborhood in
Pendleton, South Carolina
Distinctly Southern, Distinctly Pendleton
135 Micasa Drive Pendleton, SC 29670.
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