Improvement of the Commodore's Cove subdivision began in 1972. Of the 140 total lots in the subdivision, 122 are designated as Water Front Patio Lots. At the present time, 111 houses have been built.

The Architectural Control Committee, based on the Commodore's Cove Covenant, has established the following standards, summarized below. A complete list of the standards may be found in the section titled "ACC Building Information". Plans for any construction must be approved by the ACC prior to construction.

The minimum Livable Space in a single family residence must be at least 1,000 square feet. Garages are required and must measure at least 18' by 18'.

A two-story house cannot exceed 2 ½ stories or 35 feet in height; with at least 800 square feet required on the first (ground) floor.

At least two-thirds of the exterior of the house must consist of either stucco or brick. With ACC approval, other materials may be used for the remaining one-third.

Fences cannot exceed 6 feet in height from the natural ground. Walls or fences built in front of the front face of the building must be constructed of 100% masonry, or material approved by the ACC. Wire fencing is not permitted.

The Front Building Line for Patio homes is 10 feet. Garages opening toward the street shall be a minimum of 20 feet from the Front Property Line, providing approximately 31 feet of driveway. In Block 6, the Front Building Line is 25 feet, and in Block 1, 30 feet.

The building line beyond a Patio home is 25 feet. The Restrictive Building Area, between the Restrictive Building Line and the bulkhead, is 15 feet. ANY structure constructed or installed within 15 feet of the bulkhead must be supported so no stress is applied to the bulkhead. An engineer' certification is required.

The Side Building Line setback is a minimum of 5 feet.