Remodeling

 

Before undertaking any type of remodeling project,
please ensure that you have read and understood the following:

Most remodels / renovations require that an Architectural Request be submitted to the On-site Manager or Horizon Management and, in many cases, first be reviewed and accepted by the Architectural Committee and The Board of Directors before you begin your project. Please don't assume that your project is too small to require approval.

Entrance doors, hallways, stairwells and elevators all must be protected before moving any kind of materials (and/or furniture) into your unit. Elevator pads and hallway carpet protection are required.

Construction hours are between 8AM and 5PM  Monday - Friday only.

For questions and elevator pads contact the On-site Manager.

The On-Site Manager's office can be reached at 310-379-0198 and is located in the 630 Building on the P2 (lower) parking level. This building is located just north of the Guest parking area.

 

Contractor Working Guidelines  

The following is a list of contractor work guidelines that you should provide your contractor before he bids the job so be is aware of these requirements:

Remodel Requirements  

The Board of Directors wants to encourage homeowners to remodel and upgrade their units. We have prepared this document to assist you in this endeavor and help you avoid common mistakes and pitfalls made by others. We have also streamlined the approval process for several common upgrades as discussed later in this document.

All projects should start with a call to the On-site Manager at (310) 379-0198

Our Manager can help answer your questions, review your plans and ideas and indicate if what you are proposing is:

Only items in the third category require separate Architectural Committee and Board approval. We are here to help and want to make your project go as smoothly as possible.

 

Basic Replacement Activities and Minor Upgrades  

The following are examples of basic replacements or minor upgrades that do not require Architectural Committee and Board approval:

Flooring modifications are of special concern and are discussed in a separate section below.
There are restrictions of the type of flooring that can be installed on 2nd and 3rd floor areas.

 

Standard Upgrades with Pre-Approved Specifications

The following popular remodel projects have been pre-approved by the Architectural Committee and The Board of Directors. You still need to advise the On-site Property Manager of your intentions to proceed with one of these projects. A formal approval letter will be provided for your records with a copy placed in you unit file at the management company. This is an administrative level approval and can be processed quickly.

There are specific requirements that must be followed as part of these pre-approved projects. As long as you stay within these requirements you will not need additional approval. You may propose additional modifications, however, this will trigger a formal approval by the Architectural Committee and The Board.

The following projects have pre-approvals: 

If you are interested in one of these projects, contact the On-site manager to obtain a copy of the pre-approved project specifications. These specifications may be updated from time to time and it is best to obtain the most current information from the On-Site Manager.

 

Special Modifications Requiring Formal Approvals,

All modifications, not on the pre-approved list above, will require approval by the Architectural Committee and The Board. Some example modifications are as follows:

The Architectural Committee can review more common modifications with complete project information within a few weeks. More complex modification or projects with incomplete plans will take longer.

There is also pre- and post-project inspection required to insure all project specifications were followed. 

Some modification may also require a City building permit. For more information contact the City Building and Safety Department at (310) 318-0636.

 

Waste Disposal 

 

Damage to Common Area 

The common areas are protected under Rules and Regulations. The Association can fine homeowners for damaging the common areas under this section.

Some additional guidelines are included in this document to assist homeowners in protecting the common areas. Accidents can and do occur, however, the Board will take into consideration the following procedures were followed in order to protect the common area during a remodel.