for new residents

Updated June 28, 2017 ... DRAFT

 ... to your new home. 

Hickory Cluster neighbors appreciate the major investment you just made in our historic mid-century modern Goodman House community, and we hope you will do your part to help maintain and enhance cluster daily quality of life and long term property values.

We also hope you already know about the importance of Reston as a landmark planned community; that Hickory Cluster is a key element of Founder Robert E. Simon Jr's. original historic Reston First Village centered around Lake Anne; and that Hickory Cluster Goodman Houses and Goodman landscape are significant and distinctive works of International Style Modern Architecture designed by world-renowned Architect Charles M. Goodman FAIA.

Hickory Cluster is " ... an ideal application of contemporary townhouse design to a naturally wooded site ... " with walls of glass framed by striking architectural elements, providing treehouse views, and integrating indoor and outdoor living ... all worth preserving.

If you received this information in hardcopy form from an HCA Member, please go to the official HCA website for the full version and for links to related information and downloadable documents.  Just Google "Hickory Cluster" and you will find the official HCA website as the top search result.

NEW HOMEOWNERS

If you've just bought a Goodman House, especially one in near-original condition from a long time resident:  STOP ... TAKE A DEEP BREATH ... and please SAVE rather than dispose of priceless out-of-production 1960s interior fixtures, including original recessed ceiling lights and lenses, kitchen ceiling light diffuser globes, Emerson bathroom and kitchen fans, Hall-Mack bathroom fixtures, winged bathroom faucets and sinks, custom steel stair ballusters and railings, and custom steel upper deck balluster units, that can be re-used by other neighbors restoring their Goodman Houses to original condition. 

In addition, Goodman House exterior modifications are allowed only after HCA review and RA Design Review Board application and approval for compliance with HCA General Resolution Cluster Standards and RA DRB Design Guidelines.  Before planning and starting exterior work, especially expensive window replacement, please review the relevant standards and guidelines, and contact the HCA Board of Directors for clarification or more information.

NEW LANDLORDS AND TENANTS

If you've just rented a Goodman House:  Although only homeowners are official HCA Members, tenants are also members of our community and HCA welcomes their neighborly participation and cooperation.  To get to know and maintain contact with new tenant neighbors, and as allowed by Virginia law, HCA requires homeowner Member landlords to provide HCA with tenant name, contact, and vehicle information, and with tenant written acknowledgement of and consent to HCA rules and regulations in general, and more specifically HCA General Resolutions 1 Parking  and 2 Code of Conduct, and related Common Area parking, trash and private property storage, and pet walking Notices.

RULES SUMMARY

To conserve, protect, and enhance the value of all real property subject to the Amended Reston Deed, Fairfax County, Reston Association (RA), and HCA established standards that govern the upkeep, use, occupancy, condition, and physical appearance of that property.  To avoid additional compliance action, HCA requests the voluntary cooperation of all residents to comply with those standards, including the following as summarized from County, RA, and HCA Governing Documents:

LANDLORDS AND TENANTS
Reference Virginia Code, Fairfax County, HCA Bylaws and Notices
  County Code prohibits short term Airbnb-type rental in attached units
  No more than four unrelated residents may inhabit a home
  Homeowners should consider including HCA rules in their leases
  Homeowners must provide tenants with up to two HCA parking hang tags
  Homeowners are responsible for tenant and guest behavior
  Homeowners must provide new tenant information to HCA
  Tenants must acknowledge and consent in writing to HCA rules

PARKING
Reference HCA General Resolution 1 and Notices
  HCA parking is limited
  Each home has use of two parking spaces, one assigned, one unassigned
  Carriage house carports are an assigned space on private property
  Carriage house driveway aprons are HCA Common Area
  Each home is assigned only two parking hang tags
  Lost hang tag replacement fee is $25
  No parking in yellow curb Fairfax County fire lanes at any time
  Violators may be subject to citation, fines, and towing

PET WALKING
Reference HCA General Resolution 2 and Notices
  Dogs must not run unleashed on HCA Common Area
  Pet waste is not allowed on grassy, plaza, or traffic island Common Area
  Owners must remove pet waste immediately

NOISE
Reference Fairfax County Code, HCA Bylaws and General Resolution 2
  No personal noise audible through closed doors/windows:
    10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Sunday-Thursday
    11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Friday-Saturday/day before Federal holiday
  No building contractor noise:
    9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Sunday-Thursday
    9:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. Friday-Saturday/day before Federal holiday
  No pet noise:
    10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. audible through closed doors/windows
    7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. for five of 10 consecutive minutes

PRIVATE PROPERTY STORAGE
Reference HCA General Resolution 2 and Notices
  No private property storage on HCA Common Area
  Private property stored on Common Area may be removed by HCA

TRASH AND RECYCLING STORAGE
Reference Fairfax County Code, RA Standards,  HCA General Resolution 2 and Notices
  Store material and containers on private property, not Common Area
  Set out at curb no earlier than 6:00 p.m. the day before pick-up
  Remove no later than 6:00 a.m. the day after pick-up
  Containers stored otherwise on Common Area may be removed by HCA
  Household trash pick-ups are Monday and Thursday mornings
  Recyclables pick-up is Monday morning only
  Yard debris pick-up is Wednesday morning only
  Pick-up days may vary for some holidays
  Separate trash from recyclable items and from yard debris

YARD AND OTHER DEBRIS
Reference HCA General Resolution 2
  Streams and other Common Area are not debris dumping grounds
  Residents are responsible for removing and preparing debris for pick-up
  Pile tree debris near footpaths for Spring/Fall Cluster Clean-Up pick-up