Architectural Review Committee (ARC)

Newington’s Architectural Review Committee (ARC), under the auspices of the NPEA Board, attempts to control the appearance of the neighborhood by taking deed restrictions seriously and by correcting rule violations once they are known. As a reminder, no exterior structure (including additions, sheds, buildings, fences, in-ground pools, etc.) can be constructed in the subdivision unless the construction plans are approved by NPEA. You can submit your plans to the NPEA President at

What could happen if covenant restrictions are not enforced? Plenty! There are plenty of examples of real problems faced by other subdivisions. How would you feel about a portable toilet company storing its toilets and cleaning them on the driveway next door? Or what about a big tractor-trailer rig permanently parked on the street? Or people in every business under the sun operating out of their homes? It happens in some subdivisions, and the only way you can preserve the lifestyle you thought you were buying is to enforce your deed restrictions. Without restrictions people could leave garbage in their yards permanently, never maintain their homes, store inoperable cars in the street, park their boats in their front yards, park motor homes in the street or driveways for years, leave construction unfinished, and make every kind of bizarre, unsuitable remodeling project you can imagine.

ARC has been effective in resolving many of our community’s covenant infractions. When contacted, most people have been very considerate, and they comply as soon as a problem is brought up to their attention. The committee is grateful for the support and cooperation. Enforcing our community rules is an endless, expensive (and usually thankless) endeavor, but it is necessary for the health and vitality of our neighborhood.

The NPEA Board members are currently fulfilling the duties of the ARC. Contact email is