I hear that unless you’re a member of the Art Jury or one of their friends you can’t get their approval

Members of the Art Jury do not review their own projects. They are required to recuse themselves from the meeting, as is the President of the Homes Association. Those who have gone through the process before will acquire a proficiency and avoid issues that they know will be rejected. An architect or homeowner new to the process will have more questions and should start by speaking with staff prior to initiating their application.