Home Improvements

Like most planned communities, Ocean Pointe has a home improvement approval process. All and any exterior improvements made to your house or lot, no matter how small, must receive approval from the Design Review Committee prior to starting the project.  The Design Review Committee (DRC) exists so that the Ocean Pointe Residential Community Association can remain a special place to live in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. Anyone wishing to make external changes to their property must meet the association requirements for modifications and submit an application before initiating work.

The DRC consists of a five-member panel. Three panel members are employees of the developer, Haseko; and, four of the  panel members are Ocean Pointe resident homeowners. The role of the Ocean Pointe Master Association is to assist the homeowner and present applications to the DRC for adjudication.

The Home Improvement Process


1. Read the Design Guidelines

The Design Guidelines, as well as other legally binding documents, are provided to homeowners prior to closing on a house. The purpose of the guidelines is to protect the architectural building and landscape integrity of each residential community. Guidelines for each sub-community in Ocean Pointe can be found towards the bottom of this page.

2. Submit a Design Review Application

Submit your application, along with any other required documentation, to the Ocean Pointe Community Center Design Specialist. Please allow a sufficient time period for your application to be reviewed. Incomplete information only delays your project.

Design Review Applications should include:

  • A signed and completed Design Review Application
  • Applicable Application Fee (Standard: $25, Maintenance & Repair: $50, Minor: $100, Full: $200. No application fee for Solar installations, Satellite Dishes or Mailboxes. No fee for applications that are replacing with same material and color.)
  • One (1) copy of your DPP plot plan
  • One (1) diagram depicting your proposed plans (we recommend the ProCreate app if doing a landscape design)
  • Color photos of specific area(s) of property of the proposed plan
  • Manufacturer Specifications (if applicable)

3. The Design Review Committee (DRC)

The DRC meets at the Ocean Pointe Community Center on the first Thursday of each month to review current applications. You will be contacted if the DRC has questions or if there are problems with your request. Please note that the DRC enforces community guidelines, but it is up to the homeowner to meet local permit requirements.

  • Applications must be received by the Ocean Pointe design specialist no later than 3:00 PM Friday afternoon, the week  before the scheduled Thursday meeting.
  • DRC's approval of an application reflects its view for compliance within each subdivision's DG in terms of appearance.
  • All decisions and discussions by the DRC regarding applications are made behind closed doors.
  • Prior actions or an approval by the DRC does not guarantee approvals or consideration for any other later application.
  • The Ocean Pointe master association is not authorized to approve homeowner DRC requests.
  • If a quorum is not met for the DRC meeting, it will be rescheduled to the next scheduled Thursday.

4. Approval or Rejection

You will be notified of the approval or denial of your request in writing by our office. Initial notices are sent via email to the email address provided on your design application. Formal approval letters will be mailed to the address on the application. Receipt of a formal approval letter is an authorization to start work. If you have questions, please contact the Ocean Pointe Design Specialist at 808-689-7500.

5. Click Here to Check Your Application Status


The DRC Meetings & Deadline Schedule

Upcoming DRC Meetings 
 Deadline to Submit Completed Applications
December 11th, 2019 at 9:00 AM 
December 6th, 2019 at 3:00 PM 
  January 8th, 2020 at 9:00 AM
January 3rd, 2019 at 3:00 PM
February 12th, 2020 at 9:00 AM
February 7th, 2020 at 3:00 PM
March 11th, 2020 at 9:00 AM
March 6th, 2020 at 3:00 PM
April 8th, 2020 at 9:00 AM
April 3rd, 2020 at 3:00 PM
 May 13th, 2020 at 9:00 AM
 May 8th, 2020 at 3:00 PM
June 10th, 2020 at 9:00 AM
June 5th, 2020 at 3:00 PM
July 8th, 2020 at 9:00 AM
June 26th, 2020 at 3:00 PM
August 12th, 2020 at 9:00 AM
 August 7th, 2020 at 3:00 PM
September 9th, 2020 at 9:00 AM
September 4th, 2020 at 3:00 PM
October 14th, 2020 at 9:00 AM
 October 9th, 2020 at 3:00 PM
November 18th, 2020 at 9:00 AM
November 6th, 2020 at 3:00 PM
December 9th, 2020 at 9:00 AM
 December 4th, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Design Application and Information


Sub-Association Design Guidelines 

Pre-approved Items:

Guidelines & Samples:

Other Forms: