Architectural Compliance works in tandem with the Architectural Review Committee (ARC) to ensure that any improvements or changes in the properties will be of good and attractive design and in harmony with the natural setting of the area. It is the mission and assigned duty of the ARC to preserve the inviting appearance of The Galena Territory as a single-family community by administering architectural standards for the design of new and modified homes; to protect the environment (trees, ground water, dark skies, etc.) and to protect and enhance the property values of all homes and structures.
New Home Requirements
If you are planning on building a new home, you must attend ARC’s Orientation Program before building plans can be submitted for approval. Please call the Architectural Review Office (815-777-8392) to schedule an appointment with Jason Kevern or Julie Jobgen. The guidelines and procedures will be reviewed along with the approved samples of roofing materials, exterior colors, lighting instruments and the required criteria for submitting plans for approval.
If you are looking at remodeling an existing structure you should contact the Architectural Review Office. From changing colors, windows or outdoor light fixtures, to adding decks, garages or driveways, please call first to ensure your project is approved and proceeds smoothly.