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Old 09-08-2009, 07:15 AM
Location: Naperville, IL by necessity; Pinellas by choice
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Read "Mirage: Florida and the Vanishing Water of the Eastern US" by Cynthia Barnett.

Only marginally related to permits, but interesting reading.
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by TampaKaren View Post
I personally think a whole lawn covered with pavers is ugly. They have their place in decorative landscaping, but the whole thing? I would not want that next to my house.
In Europe more home have it but in a different way. First of all yards are real individual yards and there aren't really any city requirements other than maintaining your yard and not having trees to close to the neighboring property line...you have 20 years to file a complain about a neighboring tree, since they might have planted a small one that didn't course any issues but can grow out to be a huge issue with the roots, etc...

All yards have edging on the street side to divide the sidewalk from the yard and people can either have a small fence, a small brick wall or just some edging and mostly the builder will have provided it if you are in a newer kind of community...(we don't have over there communities like over here and no HOA's)
If people decide to have bricks or pavers in their front yard, most of them have spots left open to put some flowers or plants in and some trees surrounded by the pavers, which doesn't look that bad, and most people have pots with flowers on the pavers which makes it looks very nice and maintenance friendly.
Since most homes are attached you will only see small yards with pavers and the neighbors might have grass. It sounds like a mess but it isn't. Most people take pride of their properties.

The picture of the yard from the lady that didn't applied for a permit, is showing a yard that I don't wish to see next to me so I'm very happy with my HOA!
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