Century Lofts has a homeowner's association (HOA). The HOA is here to enhance the quality of life in our community through management of common areas, enforcement of rules and covenants, support of initiatives that strengthen bonds among residents, and investment in capital improvements that benefit the greater good.
The Condominium Association Documents are available here. This is a large file, so it may take a while to download.
The HOA has a policy to deal with noise issues from other lofts. Noise issues between lofts at Century Lofts follows the City of Atlanta Noise Ordinance.
Inside a condo, if you are at least 5 feet from the wall, floor or ceiling where the noise is coming from and the sound is "plainly audible" from that distance, this violates the City noise ordinance. Note that this does not apply to noise if you are on an outside deck. But if you are inside your loft with the doors & windows closed, it would be a violation.
If it is a problem that needs immediate action, you can knock on the loft's door and ask them to be quieter, or you can call 911 and have a police officer talk to them.
You can record video and send it to the HOA for review. The HOA will either send a warning or fine to the loft owner if this is a violation. To document this, take a short video with sound, where it is obvious that the phone is at least 5 feet from the wall or floor or ceiling (depending on where the noise is coming from). When sending the video with email, please indicate the day and approximate time, the loft you are in, and the loft that is causing the noise. Send that video to noise@CenturyLofts.org and the HOA board will review it.
Please park in the space(s) assigned to your loft.
The Condo Docs state that "Boats, trailers, panel trucks, buses, hearses, trucks with a load capacity of one (1) ton or more, vans (excluding mini-vans or utility vehicles used as passengers vehicles and receiving a "car" or "passenger vehicle" classification by the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicles), recreational vehicles (RV's and motor homes), vehicles used primarily for commercial purposes and containing visible evidenced commercial use (such as tool boxes or racks), and vehicles with commercial writings on their exteriors are also prohibited from being parked on the Condominium".
Service vehicles are allowed on a temporary basis to serve a unit during daylight hours or during emergencies.
Vehicles that are disabled are not allowed per the condo documents. If a vehicle does not have a current license plate, it is considered inoperable and is subject to being removed from the property.
Propping the front door open is a security issue. If you or someone going to/from your loft is found to have propped the front door open, there will be a fine to the owner of the loft.
If you think your vehicle has been towed from PRIVATE property at Century Lofts, there are signs posted in the parking area with a phone number to call. If your vehicle has been towed from the Public Right of Way (sidewalk & street), Century Lofts is in Atlanta Police Department's Zone 3, and you can find the towing company they use at APD's Recover Impounded Vehicle page.
The door to the hallway can let noise into the residence. The noise can be reduced by sealing up the door opening. An added benefit to this is that heat/AC loss to the hallway will be cut down, and smells from the hallway can be mostly eliminated.
Putting adhesive-backed foam around the sides and top of the door frame will help with noise. This foam can be found at home improvement stores like Lowes & Home Depot.
The opening at the bottom of the door is the main problem. The floor may not be perfectly flat and even. An "automatic door sweep" remains out of the way and moves down as the door is closed. These can be found online. The Pemco brand works well - there are several models available, and prices vary a lot from different web sites. This door sweeper may need to be cut to the exact length, so installation skills are required. If a door sweep is not used, a stuffed door draft stopper can be used - available at Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, Amazon and other stores.
If your mailbox has a broken or missing lock, it can be replaced. Home Depot has a Universal Mailbox Lock in a Nickel color. It is part number S-4140, and costs less than $10. This is also available from Amazon.
The neighborhood of Castleberry Hill has relatively low water pressure. With the original shower head installed at Century Lofts, you may find that the water stream is not great. Replacing the shower head with a Speakman Anystream shower head with 2.5 GPM flow and 6 nozzles can help. This shower head flows better, but the low water pressure still limits the shower quality. On the High Pressure Shower Heads website there are several shower heads that work even better.