Community standards: The good, the groan, the sigh of relief

July 3, 2020
A rendering of the exterior of the Park 40 apartments clubhouse at Baseline

As a Baseline resident, you’re an important stakeholder in the vision, character, and values of our neighborhood. That’s why the Baseline Community Association (or BCA for short) has specific community standards on the books to help homeowners maintain Baseline’s high-quality look and feel.

So what does it mean to be a resident in good standing? What happens if you get a notice of noncompliance?

If just the thought of this is anxiety inducing, don’t fret. We’ve broken down the good, the groan, and the sigh of relief when it comes to community standards, and we’ve also rounded up a few helpful links for some common compliance items.

The good

The community standards are in place to keep our community (and your property values) desirable now and into the future. If you’ve paid your monthly assessment dues on time and you’ve followed the community standards, congratulations! You’re a resident in good standing.

You’re not left in the dark. There are plenty of online resources to help you understand the community standards. From design review to Noncompliance Enforcement Guidelines, you can reference these 24/7 online.

And if you’re ever unsure about what’s allowed or not allowed, or you have any questions, just email us. We’re more than happy to help.

The groan

To maintain the community standards, the Baseline Community Life Team regularly tours the community. If there’s a non-compliance item found, the resident will receive an initial courtesy notice and an opportunity to correct the issue. If it’s not addressed, the noncompliance issue can escalate and lead to a monetary fine.

Check out the Noncompliance Enforcement Guidelines for all the nuts and bolts.

The sigh of relief

The BCA is on your side. We’re here to work with you, not against you, and we want to help you remedy any community standards concerns.

You’ll get several notifications before you receive a monetary fine or lose access to amenities. It doesn’t happen overnight.

If you feel like you received a noncompliance letter in error, let us know. If you have a design review question, if you’re not sure about what is and is not allowed in the community, let us know. If you notice a community standards violation somewhere in the neighborhood, submit a Community Concern form. It’s available online 24/7.

Communication is key, and we’re here to help.