ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE (ARC)
The Architectural Review Committee (ARC) was established by the September 1998 bylaws to exercise exclusive jurisdiction over modifications, additions, or alterations made on or to existing Living Units or other improvements on lots. The committee sees its mission as “working to achieve residents’ goals while maintaining the deed restrictions.”
Each homeowner who plans to make a change to the exterior of their home or, in some cases, elsewhere on the property, must obtain ARC approval prior to beginning work on the modification. Completion of the work without prior approval could lead to a requirement to remove the modification and restore the property to its original condition.
The goal of the ARC is to serve both you and the community by determining that your finished improvement will not violate the deed restrictions and will enhance the value of your property.
The homeowner must complete an application form and submit it to the ARC for approval. The committee will have 30 days to review the application and render a decision. The 30-day period begins on the date that a complete application has been received, including all required documentation – not on the date the original application is signed by the owner.
ARC approval is required for any changes or additions, including but not limited to:
- A swimming pool
- Addition to or modification of fencing
- Painting the exterior of the home (even if the same color)
- Addition of permanent landscape features or removal of trees
- Addition of a gazebo, fountain or large play equipment
- Addition of a garage, garden house, outdoor kitchen or other structure
Approval is not required to remodel, paint, or otherwise alter the interior of a home.
The guidelines followed by the ARC in making its decisions are outlined in the deed restrictions or DCCR’s.
You may download a copy of the application requirements and form below. An informal list of things you can do to speed your application is also included below.
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