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When to use these guidelines and application: use to add a basketball unit.

After reading the guidelines below, download and submit the application, which includes a list of information and materials to submit:

Basketball Equipment Application


The installation of all recreational equipment (play sets, trampolines, basketball equipment, swimming pools, tennis courts, spas or hot tubs etc.) requires written permission of the MDCC. All recreational equipment must be located in the buildable area of the lot at least 10’ from any neighboring lot lines.

Portable sports equipment such as basketball equipment, sports nets, ball returns, etc. must be stored inside when not being used. Portable basketball goals must be painted the trim color of the house.

Newly-installed basketball equipment must be ground-mounted and may be painted black, dark forest green or the trim color of the home. Transparent glass or acrylic backboards are permitted and do not need to be painted. It is prohibited to mount basketball backboards on the home or garage. If pole padding is desired, it must be the trim color of the pole, or removed from the pole and stored inside whenever not being used. Ball return nets and lighting systems are not permitted on the basketball unit.

The following list is designed to assist you in preparing to submit an application to the Muirfield Design Control Committee and is in accordance with the Muirfield Design Standards:

  1. Written approval from the Muirfield Design Control Committee must be obtained before installation begins.
  2. Submit two complete applications including pertinent drawings and brochures to the Muirfield Design Control Committee prior to starting this project.
  3. Provide a site plan of property showing the footprint of the house on property, no-build lines, property lines, easements, and other applicable information. Indicate on the site plan the location of the basketball unit. It is prohibited to locate basketball equipment in no-build zones.
  4. Basketball units must be ground-mounted. Basketball goals mounted on the house are prohibited.
  5. On newly-installed units, the entire unit, including the pole, mounting bracket and backboard, both front & back, may be painted black, dark forest green or the trim color of the house. Logos must be removed from the unit or painted over.
  6. Clear acrylic or glass backboards do not need to be painted.
  7. If padding is utilized, it must be the same color as the unit or removed when it is not in use.
  8. Ball returns and lighting systems are prohibited.
  9. Portable basketball units may be black, dark forest green or painted the trim color of the house and stored indoors when not in use.
  10. Provide photos of the area where the unit will be located.
  11. In some cases, landscape materials may be required to provide a barrier between neighboring properties.
  12. Provide design review payment 0f $ 5.00.
What to Include with this Application

To avoid delays and to prevent the application from being tabled, please ensure the application is filled out completely and include two copies of the application and two each of all relevant materials (samples, photos, drawings, site maps, brochures, etc.) plus the design review fee. One copy will be returned to the submitter. Include the following:

If you have any questions, please contact the Association office, 614-889-0922.

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Design Review Policy
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Muirfield Property Handbook
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