Landscape - RDTA

The beautiful landscape of the RDTA community contributes to a
safe, healthy and attractive environment.

The care of the landscape of the Common Area and Recreation Area of our RDTA complex is supervised by the Landscape Committee and maintained by a landscape service. If you note a situation that needs attention, report this to the management company.

For details about current VIA PORTOLA landscape plans, visit our Landscape Plans page.

Click here to access special letter to RDTA owners and tenants
about water conservation and landscaping plans.

Matters related to your private patio area are governed by the Architectural Committee.
See the Fences and Patio section of this site.
See the Customization section of this site.


  1. Trees or other shrubbery in the patio area of any unit must be limited to a height no greater than the bottom of a second-story window.
  2. Vines or climbing plants must not be allowed to attach to Association property, such as exterior walls of unit and garage.
  3. Trees, shrubs, or vines from one unit's private patio must not encroach on a neighboring unit's patio area.
  4. The Association reserves the right to enter a patio area to correct any situation where a tree or other growth is out of compliance or has been deemed a potential hazard, once the owner has received written notice and failed to correct the problem within thirty (30) days.
  5. Owners are responsible for damage caused by a tree, shrub or vine originating in their patio area.
  6. Activities that might damage the trees or shrubbery in the Common Area of the Association are not allowed. These activities present a potential for liability and may cause irreparable damage to the plants. The cost for repairing any damage caused by residents shall be an assessment levied against the owner's Association account.

Related CC&Rs . . .


Architectural and Landscaping Control

Section 1. Architectural Approval. No fence, wall, building, sign or other structure (including basketball standards), or exterior addition to or change or alteration thereof (including painting) or landscaping, shall be commenced, constructed, erected, placed, altered, maintained or permitted to remain on Rancho Dominguez Townhomes or any portion thereof, until plans and specifications shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by an architectural committee, initially to be appointed by the Declarant (the "Architectural Committee"). Said plans and specifications shall be prepared by a duly licensed architect or other person approved by the Architectural Committee and shall include, where appropriate, the following: (a) plot plans, showing the location of all structures and showing grade elevations and drainage; (b) building plans, including floor, foundation and roof plans, with all materials there-for; (C) exterior elevations, surfaces, and sections, structural design and salient exterior details; (d) general exterior color schemes; and (e) landscaping plans, showing type, location and elevation of trees, bushes, shrubs, plants, hedges and fences. All such plans and specifications shall be submitted in writing over the signature of the Owner of the property or such Owner's authorized agent. Approval shall be based, among other things, on adequacy of Site dimensions; adequacy of structural design and material; conformity and harmony of external design with neighboring structures; effect of location and use of improvements and landscaping on neighboring property, improvements, landscaping, operations and uses; relation of topography, grade and finished ground elevation of the property being improved to that of neighboring property; proper facing of main elevations with respect to nearby streets; preservation of view and aesthetic beauty with respect to fences, walls and landscaping; assurance of adequate access to the Association in connection with the performance of its duties and the exercise of its powers hereunder; conformity with such rules and regulations as may be adopted by the Architectural Committee in accordance with this Article; and conformity of the plans and specifications to the purpose and general plan and intent of this Declaration. In any event, the Architectural Committee shall have the right, but not the obligation, to require any Member to remove, trim, top, or prune any shrub, tree, bush, plant or hedge which such Committee reasonably believes materially obstructs the view of any Residential Element. The Declarant shall not be required to comply with any of the provisions of this Section 1.


General Restrictions

Section 12. No weeds, rubbish, debris, objects or materials of any kind shall be placed or permitted to accumulate upon any property within Rancho Dominguez Townhomes which render such property unsanitary, unsightly, offensive or detrimental to any property in the vicinity thereof or to the occupants of any such property in such vicinity. Trash, garbage, rubbish and other waste shall be kept only in sanitary containers. All service yards or service areas, clothesline areas, sanitary containers and storage piles on any property within Rancho Dominguez Townhomes shall be enclosed or fenced in such a manner that such yards, areas, containers and piles will not be visible from any neighboring property or street. Sanitary containers may be set out for a reasonable period of time before and after scheduled trash pick-up times.

Section 13. No plants or seeds infected with. noxious insects or plant diseases shall be brought upon, grown or maintained upon any part of Rancho Dominguez Townhomes.

Section 16. No structure, planting or other material shall be placed or permitted to remain or other activities undertaken on any slope area or any other area within Rancho Dominguez Townhomes which might damage or interfere with established slope ratios, create erosion or sliding problems, or interfere with established drainage systems or patterns. Any area drains, gutters, downspouts, berms, swales and other drainage facilities and systems not maintained by the Association shall be maintained by the Owner thereof in a neat, orderly, safe and sanitary condition and in such a manner as to facilitate the orderly discharge of water by means of same.

Section 17. All landscaping of every kind and character, including shrubs, trees, grass and other plantings shall be neatly trimmed, properly cultivated and maintained continuously by the Owner thereof, other than such landscaping, if any, within the Common Area maintained by the Association, in a neat and orderly condition and in a manner to enhance its appearance.

Section 18. During reasonable hours and after reasonable notice, the Association, or the Declarant or any agent thereof, so long as the Declarant is an Owner of at least twenty-five percent (25%) of the Condominiums, shall have the right to enter upon and inspect Rancho Dominguez Townhomes or any portion thereof and the improvements thereon for the purpose of ascertaining whether or not the provisions of this Declaration are being complied with and shall not be liable for or deemed guilty of trespass by reason thereof.

Section 20. As used herein, the term "drainage pattern and system" includes, but is not necessarily limited to, underground drain pipes and patterns of drainage over Common Area and Recreation Area. The owner of the Common Area or Recreation Area shall have the right to use the established drainage pattern and system for the purpose of draining his Common Area or Recreation Area and improvements thereon; provided that such right of drainage shall not include the right to discharge noxious or offensive matter. Water from any Common Area or Recreation Area and the improvements thereon may drain or flow into adjacent streets. Water shall not be allowed to drain or flow on to adjacent Common Area or Recreation Area, except to the extent provided for by the established drainage pattern and system. All slopes or terraces on any Common Area or Recreation Area shall be maintained as provided herein so as to prevent any erosion thereof upon adjacent streets or adjoining property.

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