August 16, 2012

ARC Update

At its last meeting, the VGCA (Master) Architectural Review Committee adopted a new Handbook for ARC Members.  The committee's members worked to develop the Handbook to ensure that there was a degree of continuity as new members joined the committee, replacing others who had resigned or moved.

The Handbook is a reference document and includes some historical information about Victor Gardens,  design guidelines, application forms for new home building, other forms, and various references to the governing documents (used as source documents).  Each of the ARC's members was also issued a copy of A Field Guide to American Houses by Virginia & Lee McAlester.  This well regarded book helps the ARC's members identify elements of good home design and the "preferred styles" referenced in Victor Gardens design guidelines.

Many pages, including the ARC page on has been updated to include this new information.

The Handbook may be viewed/downloaded via this link:

ARC Streamlines Approvals for Condo Storm/Screen Doors

In response to the previously lengthy approval process, many condo owners now have a streamlined option for installing pre-approved storm doors. Please refer to the new Storm Door Quick Reference Guide and Application Form for Condo Owners.

Condominium owners wishing to modify the exterior of their condo units should submit a Change Application, describe their proposal in writing, and include visual references. 

All questions and inquires should be directed to ARC's designated contact person:
Kari Miller
Victor Gardens Community Manager
Community Development, Inc. AAMC®
7100 Madison Ave. W.
Golden Valley, MN 55427
Office: (763) 225-6400
Direct: (763) 225-6424
Fax: (763) 225-6425

Application Forms - Existing Condominium Homes:

August 15, 2012

Root Beer Floats on Thursday

Starting at 6:30 Thursday, Aug. 16 VG's Social Committee will be serving Root Beer Floats at VG's Neighborhood Activity Center.  Thanks to Lisa and Kelly for organizing this event and posting the signs throughout the neighborhood!

See you there!