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Need Advice Deck Gazebo - HOA Approval?

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by Grasor, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. Grasor

    Grasor New Member

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    Hello all,

    I would like to add a patio/gazebo temporary structure to my property. The gazebo would be set up on the 2nd floor deck. It is the type that you buy from any home store with a metal frame and soft sides. It would only be attached to the deck to keep it from blowing over.

    Anyone know if this activity would require HOA approval?
     
  2. rkitek

    rkitek Member

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    Yes this would require HOA modifications subcommittee approval.
     
  3. L0stS0ul

    L0stS0ul hmmmm

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    I thought non-permanent removable structures were not required to get approval
     
  4. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    You don't. A neighbor has had a fabric canopy for years and never asked because it's a temporary structure, but they never take it down.
     
  5. rkitek

    rkitek Member

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    Please see the attached link to the Gazebo guidelines. The fact the "structure " is temporary does not preclude it from HOA approval requirements. Also, just because a neighbor has installed a similar structure and didn't apply for it does not mean they are in compliance.
    https://www.broadlandshoa.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/028_Gazebos.pdf
    As a member of the Modifications Subcommittee I can tell you that yes this does need approval. Take portable basketball goals as another "temporary" example. They also require approval as there are specific guidelines for how they can be stabilized even though they can be removed.
    If you have any questions on how to apply see the following link.
    https://www.broadlandshoa.org/for-residents/design-guidelines/
     
  6. L0stS0ul

    L0stS0ul hmmmm

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    That's completely ridiculous. By that reasoning a patio umbrella would also require approval. We're talking about basically the same thing. What is the difference between a 9 foot umbrella with a single pole and a 10 foot pop up umbrella that just happens to have 4 posts instead of one.

    The attached pdf talks about permanent structures. No where does it say a $50 temporary pop up thing would require approval.

    Also what about those offset umbrellas. Those things generally require more permanent installation than a $50 temporary 4 post thing
     
  7. rkitek

    rkitek Member

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    By KTdid's own observation, temporary structures are left in place for years and therefore are not temporary. You have enough concern to ask the question of compliance and I'm am giving you an honest answer. We typically require the fabric be removed in winter and the structure can remain in place year round. If you need further clarification, please call Robin at the HOA.

    Ralph W. - Vice Chair
     
  8. L0stS0ul

    L0stS0ul hmmmm

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    Still don't see the difference. I've had a 9 foot umbrella stand outside for 13 years that I bring in in the winter. It's temporary and will either go in the trash or come with me when I move. does that require permission?
     

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