The Architectural Review Process has been established to facilitate the process of customizing our residential properties while maintaining community standards. The CC&Rs and By-Laws, augmented by the ARC Charter policy, establish the standards of the process: e.g., when an ARC application is required and how to move it through the process. These documents may be found on the Community Web Site (https://www.meadows-ferndale-hoa.org/ ). They are intended to ensure that we collectively maintain a safe, appealing, and welcoming living environment.
The Architectural Review Process is managed by the Homeowners’ Association (HOA) Board of Directors through its subcommittee, the Architectural Review Committee (ARC). The ARC meets regularly to examine and discuss proposed projects on the second Monday of each month. The Board and ARC members are committed to providing thorough, objective, and timely reviews.
In order to facilitate prompt and efficient reviews of all requests the ARC requests that your applications be submitted by the first Monday of each month. This will give the committee members adequate time to preview your application in preparation for our monthly meeting and put you on track to receive approval during the same month. The ARC Charter document on the Web Site (under General Information / HOA Policies) describes the submittal process.
When preparing the ARC Application, please include a concise description of your proposed project, as well as drawings and/or photographs of any proposed structures (storage sheds, patios, pergolas, arbors, etc.). Include measurements and overhead drawings or images showing placement on your lot. The more information you provide, the easier it is for the committee to arrive at a timely recommendation for approval.
All members of the ARC are owners and residents in the Meadows, and they are honored to be of service to our delightful community. If you have questions or need some guidance prior to preparing your applications, please feel free to reach out to any of the Board or Committee members – or to the Windermere Property Manager. Contact information is provided on the Web Site.
Thanks, and good luck with your projects!