A Master Plan for Indian Hills was completed in August 2010. (All owners received a copy, and an electronic copy is available on the "Documents" page of this web site.) The plan evaluated all "common area" components, prioritized their need for replacement, and provided a conceptual design and estimated budget for each. The Master Plan documents the future vision for Indian Hills, integrating the design for all components and building upon the unique architecture of the complex.
The Board has been acting upon the recommendations in the plan using funds being held in reserve. Several projects are have been completed or are underway.
Deteriorating retaining walls made of railroad ties were replaced with retaining walls made of rock.
Standards for new windows were developed, documented and approved. A test project was conducted during the late summer and early fall of 2011, involving the installation of windows in 6 units and replacement of all windows in unit 6027 on Bear Trap to finalize the waterproofing technique. As discussed above, a window replacement project began last summer and will be completed this summer. The HOA is funding replacement of front-facing windows (kitchen, entry rake and clerestories). Owners have the option to take advantage of group discount pricing to replace additional windows at their own expense.
A project to design new front decks, pathways and lighting for a prototype building - 6029 - 6032 Mill Camp - began in 2011. However, when cost estimates for construction of this project were available, they substantially exceeded the Master Plan's estimated budget. Design of pathways and lighting was removed from the project's scope to limit the HOA's additional expense for the project to approximately the balance of the retainer that had been paid in advance. The deck design component of the project was completed in November 2012.
After considering the current state of our common areas, input provided by homeowners, and evaluating available reserves and projections, the Board agreed on 2/8/13 to obtain bids for pathway and pathway lighting replacement. Replacement of pathways includes the stairs/steps along the pathways and between pathways and parking lots. After reviewing bids and budgets, the Board agreed on 6/15/2013 to proceed with this project. See separate sections above for the status of these projects.