The Architectural Review Committee (“ARC”) oversees standards and covenants that guide external property improvements to ensure a neat, well-kept and harmonious neighborhood appearance, while considering the well-being of all residents in Jonathan. ARC decisions are guided by the Declarations of Covenants for each neighborhood, the ARC Guidelines, and directives of the Jonathan Association Board of Directors.
Projects such as additions, animal enclosures, playhouses, fences, driveways and driveway extensions, new paint colors, and siding require ARC approval. You must receive such approval prior to starting work on your property. Some projects, including playground equipment, pre-formed plastic playhouses, satellite dishes, storage sheds, landscaping, re-painting in an existing color, and fencing in the Clover Ridge neighborhood do not require ARC approval, though they are still subject to the rules in the ARC Guidelines and any applicable neighborhood covenants. If you are uncertain whether your project requires ARC approval, please contact the Karen House.
Providing complete information in your application can help avoid delays associated with requests for additional information. Please refer to the Guidelines for details on the specific type of information required based on the type of improvement being considered. Keep in mind that ARC approval can take up to 45 days depending on the timing of submittal and the schedule of the next committee meeting.
You may attend the ARC meeting at which your application is considered, but it is not required for most projects. Please be aware that immediate determinations will not be possible. ARC will review the application and conduct a site visit if necessary. Should your application be rejected by ARC, you have the right to appeal your case to the Board of Directors of the Jonathan Association. Generally you will be given one year to complete a project. You are responsible for obtaining any necessary permits or approvals from state, local, and city governments.