Approval from the Architectural Review Committee (ARC) is required before any permanent or semi-permanent items can be built on your lot. This includes items requiring the pouring of cement, such as fences, decks, driveways, etc. or even screwing a flag pole holder onto the side of your house. The sole exception to this is a small TV satellite dish on the side of the home.
No matter how straight forward the item or how many other houses have the exact same thing you want to do, the plans need to be submitted and approval given prior to beginning work so there is a record of it on file. Other owners should have followed this same process.
- Obtain city permits for the project if required - check with the city for guidelines
- Draw up detailed plans - Should show lot boundaries, house, sidewalk, dimensions, item you want approved and distances related to closest house points, lot boundaries, etc.
- Submit plans to the architectural committee - through the website or in person. If submitting plans in person, have two copies on paper no larger than 11" x 17"
- Additional information may be needed from the architectural committee
- Receive approval or denial from the architectural chair - Approvals are given by returning a copy of the submitted plans with the architectural stamp of approval on them and the date they were approved
If you have questions about this process you can use the contact form on the right to reach the architectural committee or you can contact the architectural chair at any time.
While we try to work through issues with you before denying plans, that may not always happen. If your plans are denied a reason should be supplied. If you disagree with this decision you may contact the committee to work through the issue. You may also come to the board meetings and discuss the issue there with other members of the community.
The FAQ section will link you to more detailed information regarding each of these commonly submitted items so you can be prepared when submitting plans.