Architectural Controls Committee

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Architectural Controls Committee

For questions, concerns, applications and other requests regarding Architectural Concerns of the Glenwood Green Community, please email:  HOABoard@GlenwoodGreen.org.

The Architectural Controls Committee will be overseeing the Roof Replacements, Painting of all Exterior Portions of the Condos, and all Common Elements, as well as any and all repairs and/or replacements as needed.

In addition, the ACC has additional responsibility regarding individual units and limited common areas:

[Partial extraction from  the :  DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM FOR GLENWOOD GREEN, A CONDOMINIUM  (Please see your Declaration for the complete text, as provided to you at the time of your closing]:

13. ARCHITECTURAL CONTROLS.
{b) After Declarant Control. After such time as the Declarant’s rights to appoint officers and directors of the Association as provided in Article III, Section 2 of the Bylaws has expired, an Architectural Control Committee shall be appointed by the Board of Directors and except for the Declarant, so long as the Declarant shall own a Unit for sale, no Owner, Occupant, or any other person may make any encroachment onto the Common Elements or Limited Common Elements, or make any exterior change. alteration. or construction (including painting and landscaping), nor erect, place or post any object, sign. clothesline, speaker, playground equipment, light, fountain, flag, or thing on the exterior or roofs of the buildings, in any windows (except window treatments as provided herein), on any Limited Common Elements, or on any other Common Elements without first obtaining the written approval of the ACC. However. a mezuzah or comparable religious symbol not larger than three inches (3″) in width and nine inches (9″) in height may be posted on the door frame of the Unit and reasonable seasonal decorative lights may be displayed between Thanksgiving and January 15111 • The standard for approval of such improvements shall include, but not be limited to, aesthetic consideration, materials to be used, harmony with the external design of the existing buildings, Units and structures. the location in relation to surrounding structures and topography, and the impact of such approval, if any, on the increase or decrease of sounds and vibrations between the Units and between the Units and the Common Elements. Notwithstanding the above, Declarant shall not be required lo obtain any approvals under this Paragraph.
(c) Alteration of Units. Subject to the other provisions of this Declaration, alterations to the interiors of Units, relocation of the boundaries between adjoining Units, and subdivision of Units are subject to the following restrictions:

(i) Alterations to the Interiors Q{the Units. Except as provided herein, no Owner or Occupant may make any alteration with.in a Unit which involves connecting to Common Element pipes, lines, conduits and/or other apparatus for access to common utilities without prior written ACC approval (including, but not limited to installation of washers and dryers). Except as provided herein, no Owner or Occupant shall make any interior modifications to or place an excessive load on any structural or load bearing portions of a Unit without first obtaining the prior written approval of the ACC. Such approval shall not be granted by the ACC unless the Owner has presented to the ACC a report or drawing prepared by a licensed structural engineer showing that compensating measures will be taken to ensure the structural integrity of the Unit and the Condominium. All building code requirements must be complied with and necessary permits and approval secured for any modifications. Notwithstanding the above, all Owners desiring to make any interior modifications or alterations to a Unit affecting the Common Elements or structure or  load bearing portions of a Unit must make application to the ACC as described below in order for the ACC to make the determination of whether the ACC’s approval is required.
Notwithstanding the above, if any Owner acquires an adjoining Unit, such Owner shall have the right (subject to the prior written approval of the Mortgagees of the Units involved) to remove all or any part of any interior partition or to create doorways or other appetences therein, notwithstanding the fact that such partition may, in whole or part, be pan of the Common Elements, so long as no portion of any structural or Joad bearing portions of the Unit(s) are materially weakened or removed and the ACC has approved the plan described above and no portion of any Common Elements is damaged, destroyed or endangered, other than that partition and any chutes, flues, ducts, conduits, wires or other apparatus contained therein which shall be relocated by such Owner if such facilities serve any other pan of the Condominium. Notwithstanding the above, Declarant shall not be required to obtain any approvals under this Paragraph. The alterations permitted in this section shall not be deemed an alteration or relocation of boundaries between adjoining Units as defined in O.C.G.A. § 44-3-91.

(d) Application. Applications for approval of any such architectural modification shall be in writing and shall provide such information as the ACC may reasonably require. The ACC shall be the sole arbiter of such application and may withhold approval for any reason, including purely aesthetic consideration, and it shall be entitled to stop any construction which is not in conformance with approved plans. The Board or ACC may publish written architectural standards for exterior and Common Element alterations or addition, and any request in substantial compliance therewith shall be approved provided, however, each such requested change shall be in harmony with the external design of the existing buildings and Units and the location in relation to surrounding structures and topography of the vicinity.

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