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Community Appearance Manual

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The Community Appearance Manual includes examples of plan requirements, landscaping recommendations, and illustrations of the nine elements of architectural design. It provides developers, builders, engineers, architects, elected officials and Town staff with a clear understanding of what is expected in Cary.

Approved Community Appearance Manual (Issued February 2003)

Cover Sheet and Introduction



Architectural Design