WestPark is a low density estate area between 77th Street and the 83rd Street alignment, on the north side of 9th Avenue S.W. It includes a 3.5 acre pond, waterfall feature and playground, as well as a tennis court. All lots are single family.
- Residents' Association -
While WestPark was being built, extras that are above the normal requirements of the City were integrated. The entrance sign, tennis court and waterfall feature are examples. Residents will enjoy these extras, and will take responsibility for the maintenance of them.
Until residents become active in the Association, Dundee representatives will serve on the Board.
The Association collects $200 per year from each home to fund the maintenance of the extra features.
- Restrictive Covenants -
As new homeowners in a new neighbourhood, you may not be familiar with the term Restrictive Covenants ("RC" for short).
An RC is a legal document that is placed on the title of each lot when it is created and before ownership is transferred to the first purchaser. Since it is on the title, the document remains on the land, even as the ownership passes from one person to another. The purpose of the RC is to set out what is not permitted on a lot. The RC is for the benefit of the entire community, and through this property values should be maintained. WestPark owners expect that a standard consistent with a high quality development is maintained. With the RC, you have the ability to enforce that standard when another owner violates any of the provisions.
The contents of the RC generally protect owners from improper development in the neighbourhood. As an example, construction of a new building or a change to the appearance of an existing home (including exterior colours), cannot be made without the written approval of Dundee. Other restrictions relate to the condition of the house, yard and fences. A violation that we receive many calls about is the parking of recreational vehicles and trailers on a lot.
With the excitement and large number of documents associated with a home purchase, many owners have never reviewed (or possibly were not aware of) the RC. We suggest that you take a moment to read yours, firstly to ensure you are not violating them unknowingly, and secondly, so that you know you are able to protect your property value from being affected by others.
Click here to open the Westpark Restrictive Covenant document
- Open Space Areas -
The open spaces in WestPark are made up of a number of parcels of land dedicated by Dundee for public use. A pathway connects these parcels. In WestPark there are two Municipal Reserves and one Public Utility Lot.
WestPark's Municipal Reserves include the tennis court area, and the green space running north and south of the tot lot and waterfall. Groves of native trees were maintained in these areas as much as possible.
The pond provides visual enjoyment, but as it is subject to sudden water fluctuations, it is not suitable for recreational use.
- Parking RV's -
Can I park my motor home in WestPark? The answer to this question is it depends on where it is parked.
The City Bylaw says you can park on the street in front of your home for no more than 36 hours. Then it has to be moved away for not less than 48 hours. If parked on a lot, the City Land Use Bylaw says it cannot be allowed in a front yard for longer than 24 hours.
However, because we know this is a concern to many home-owners, WestPark Restrictive Covenants go a little further in not allowing them anywhere on a lot (the exception being certain lane lots in Wentworth Circle).
- Fences and Decks -
Fences built by Dundee are built completely inside the property line of the lot, and the home owner is responsible for the maintenance of the fence.
Side yard fences must match the rear yard fence which was built by Dundee. Note, if your rear yard fence is Wood Screen, you have the option to chose from the three styles: Wood
Screen and Lattice Fence
for the side yard.
If you want to build a new deck or modify the existing one, you'll need to submit plans for review by our Committee, and you'll need a building permit from the City.
- Tree Gift Certificates -
Trees add character and colour to a neighbourhood, not to mention the environmental benefits. Dundee has always offered trees to the new residents in its communities, and WestPark is no exception. The first owner of a new single-family home is offered a new tree for the front yard. This gift certificate program has an expiry period, and we encourage you to redeem any current gift certificates as soon as possible, in order to ensure the best choice of tree.