Changes coming to Architectural Review Process

When homeowners wish to make a modification to the exterior of their home or property, they will have a slightly different process to go through than in the past.

Starting in April, the Architectural Review Board (ARB) will meet once a month to review applications and will approve or disapprove of them at that time. Assuming there is at least one application, the first meeting will be held at 7pm on Tuesday, April 16 in a meeting room at the REMAX office at the Nocatee Town Center.

The change is necessary because the original declaration for Brookwood requires the ARB to make a decision on an application within 10 working days of submission while state law requires that homeowners be able to attend ARB decision making meetings.

To comply with both requirements, applications submitted more than 10 working days prior to when the committee meets will be denied unless the owner waves the 10-day response requirement and agrees to a decision being made on the application at the next monthly ARB meeting.

A new application form that gives homeowners the right to waive the 10-day response requirement is available in the Documents area of the website. Homeowners should use 5pm of each meeting date as the deadline for submitting applications for each month.

The following monthly ARB meetings, currently anticipated to be on the second Tuesday of each month, only will be held if there are applications pending. Information regarding the date, time and location can be seen on the right hand side of the home page of the website and on a new message board soon to be posted at the park.

The HOA is seeking new members for the ARB. If you are interested in finding out more about the board or for questions about the new process, please contact our property manager, Aubrie Synan with First Coast at [email protected] or (904) 998-5365 Ext. 231.