New Port Community has established Design Guidelines which are to be used as a tool in development and maintaining architectural quality. The guidelines are used to prevent incompatible construction as well as to improve the physical environment and it’s aesthetics. The purpose is not to promote excessive conformity, but to remain flexible and to encourage creativity among the builders. The design principles and architectural patterns that govern development in the New Port Community are contained within the Newport Design Guidelines. These traditional neighborhood design and development standards center around four (4) traditional architectural styles: Craftsman, Colonial Traditional, Classical and Bungalow. The guidelines were adopted in 2004 and amended in 2006. They cover four development zones encompassing over 160 acres of developable land.