The city already has strict safety codes, guidelines, ordinances that must be followed. You should not have to pay a non-professional committee for an unlicensed approval on anything inside your unit. Article 5.6 gives the board the right to hire their own professional to consult with them about YOUR interior remodeling goals at YOUR expense. This fee is in addition to your architect’s cost, your approved city permit, and any other fees the board’s architectural committee feels necessary.