The Galleon Bay Subdivisions #1 through 4 were improved in 1968, with Section #5 completed in 1969.

Barataria Bay #1, #3 and #5 are Water Access subdivisions with 233, 274 and 224 lots. Barataria Bay #2 consists of 125 Waterfront and 74 Water Access lots. Barataria Bay #4 has 120 Waterfront lots. In total the five subdivisions have 479 total residences.

The Architectural Control Committee, based on the Barataria Bay Covenants, 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 1,600 square feet, except in Barataria Bay #5, where the minimum square footage is 1,000. Garages are required and must measure at least 18' x 18'.

A two story home cannot exceed 35 feet in height. Barataria Bay #5 requires at least 500 square feet on the ground floor. At least 800 square feet is required on the ground floor in the other four subdivisions.

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

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 on either a Waterfront or Water Access lot is 25 feet.

The Rear Building Line on a Waterfront lot is 20 feet.

The Side Building Line is a minimum of 6 feet. The total width of both side yards is at least 20% of the width of the lot at the Front Property Line.

The Mooring Area for decks, docks, boatlifts, piers or mooring posts is a maximum of 10 feet.