Are you curious about the legal structure of High Cove?
High Cove makes use of standard legal mechanisms for creating what are called “common interest developments,” but uses these tools in an innovative manner, in service to the broad goals of community building and environmental responsibility.
What this means is that when you buy a home site in High Cove, you agree to guidelines intended to facilitate the the development of our community, and acquire the rights and responsibilities associated with care for the common areas and the preserved land.
The master plan outlines the broad goals– and limits– of the development of the village at High Cove. The village is comprised of two neighborhoods, a village center, and the artists Studio Court.
High Cove is established by a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, which is recorded in the public records of Mitchell County, North Carolina
Owners of lots are mandatory members of the High Cove Village Association, Inc. (the VHCA), a nonprofit corporation, and have one vote for each lot in matters related to management of the commons.
The Design Guidelines define common standards for building that is both ecologically sensible and contributes to the character of the community.
The High Cove Institute
The High Cove Institute, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation intended for tax-exempt status under 501(c)(3), has been created to address some of the cultural and social needs of High Cove.