Harbour Architectural Review
Purpose of the Guidelines
The Guidelines promote a harmonious community aesthetic and a conservation consciousness, and, more practically, a uniform review process for obtaining approval of The Harbour Architectural Review Board (HARB). This document strives to promote clear expectations and comprehension of the design requirements for owners entering the building process, as well as greater opportunities for objectivity and consistency (therefore fairness) on the part of HARB members who have agreed to review building plans.
Harbour Association’s Architectural Review Coordination Transitions to BHA
The Harbour Association has had coordination of its architectural review work done by BHI Limited since 1987. The Harbour Association’s governing documents require that when BHI Limited’s proportional lot ownership falls below 10%, it must transition architectural review control to the Harbour Association.
To prepare for that ultimate transition, in 2018 the Harbour Association had discussions with BHA seeking to have BHA take over this coordination function when this transition takes place. In 2018 agreement was generally reached for that transition to BHA to take place when it was needed by the Harbour Association. Earlier in 2021, that threshold was met, and the Harbour Association requested that BHA coordinate the new responsibilities that will soon be within the Harbour’s jurisdiction.
Since the sale of the triggering property recently occurred, BHI Limited transfered its ARC coordination responsibilities of Harbour properties as of May 31, 2021. BHA will, with the help of former ARC Coordinator Karen Mosteller, begin providing that service in conjunction with the Harbour Association’s Architectural Review Board. Harbour owners, vendors and contractors should contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 910-477-7193 with construction-related questions or to submit applications for review.
Harbour Architectural Guidelines
Harbour Architectural Review Fees
Harbour Architectural Review Form
Harbour Covenants (hover cursor on "Harbour Association of Bald Head Island" and select document)
Village of Bald Head Building Inspector:
910-457-9700, ext. 1004