Improvement of the 488 lots in the Ports O'Call Subdivision began in 1972. Blocks 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 were designated to be multi-family construction. Three hundred seven of the 488 total lots in the subdivision are Waterfront lots. At present, 319 single and multi-family residences have been built.

The Architectural Control Committee, based on the Ports O'Call Covenant, has established the following standards which are 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.

Ports O'Call homes must have a minimum square footage of 1,850. Garages are required and must measure at least 18' by 18'.

A two-story residence cannot exceed the lesser of 2 and ½ stories or 35 feet in height. At least 1,000 square feet is required for the first (ground) floor of the house.

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

The Front Building Line on a Patio home is 10 feet; while a Waterfront garden lot or Water Access lot is 20 feet.

The Water Building Line of a Patio home is 25 feet beyond the bulkhead. The Restrictive Building Line on Waterfront lots is 15 feet.

The Side Building Line setback is 5 feet. The Mooring Area for non-patio Waterfront lots is 15 feet.