We are in the midst of redoing our kitchen- We want to rearrange what the builder put in since they did a bad design of the kitchen. For instance, the refrigerator is against the wall, one cannot open the door far enough to remove the drawers for cleaning, etc. We want to move the ovens to where the refrigerator is since that will NOT be an issue of opening the doors then. However, we want to move the gas cooktop off the island (We will be chucking the gas glass cooktop instead and instead getting a gas stove to put where the ovens are currently against the wall in the middle of the layout. Problem is that the current vent for the gas cooktop on the island is UNDERNEATH the floor leading to outside. We cannot use the existing vent for the new stove since its below the floor. So we would be required by code to put a new vent outside necessitating an application. Has anyone ever had a new small vent put in with this kind of project? The HOA said that we have to do an application to have a new vent put in. To avoid doing this, does anyone have any ideas that we can utilize to avoid having to do an application since I am NOT sure if the HOA will approve a new vent for this kitchen stove? Has anyone ever had their application rejected for a vent? Ideas? Thoughts?