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Architectural Review Board (ARB)

Updated:11/25/2015
What do ARB Board members do?
Make decisions on homeowner applications for exterior modifications, and recommend to the Board of Trustees properties with ongoing/unresolved standards violations to be considered for monetary charges and/or legal action.

Primary Duties. The ARB is required to review, modify, and approve or disapprove written applications submitted by owners for exterior architectural changes. Applications are reviewed for conformance with the criteria and goals set forth in the Covenants of the Burke Centre Conservancy’s Architectural Standards.

The ARB typically conducts two meetings per month – a Tuesday routine items application meeting and a Thursday regular ARB applications and standards violations meeting – that are scheduled the week after the Board of Trustees meeting (2nd Thursday of each month). Enforcement compliance issues (standards violations) of the Covenants and Architectural Guidelines are reviewed at the regular ARB meeting.

ARB applications are hand-delivered regularly by the Conservancy staff to ARB members for review prior to the monthly meetings. ARB members may choose to visit some or all of the properties where changes are being sought, to help them in their review for standards compliance. Once the rep has reviewed an application, it is returned to the staff with a recommendation for either 1) approval as a routine item, or 2) forwarding to the full ARB for a more comprehensive review and consideration.

If an applicant, an affected neighbor or cluster committee appeals an ARB decision, ARB members may also be asked to attend an Appeals Board hearing. However, the ARB Chairman and/or Vice Chair are often the only representatives asked to be present.

ARB members are appointed for two-year terms. An ARB member may resign from the position at any time. If you would like more information please contact Chante Miller, Community Services Coordinator-ARB, at the Conservancy office, (703) 978-2928, or send e-mail to: chante@burkecentre.org.