Architectural Control

ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE (ACC)

Huntwick’s Architectural Control Committee (ACC) is responsible for granting, or withholding approval of construction plans and specifications on all new construction and on all exterior modifications to existing homes within the subdivision. This includes additions, re-roofing, painting, and other work. The ACC is also responsible for maintaining and enforcing compliance with respect to quality of materials and harmony of design, and monitoring alterations with respect to topography and finished grade elevation. The purpose of the ACC is to help ensure that the beauty and quality that was originally built into Huntwick is sustained, and that the Deed Restrictions are honored as homes are renovated or improved.

Each homeowner who plans any project which affects the exterior of the home is required to complete and submit to the ACC an official Approval Request Form before beginning the project.  The form is available on this site for electronic submission or downloading and printing for manual submission.

Members of the ACC are available to discuss a project while in its planning stages, and can offer counsel and ideas to maximize the project’s likelihood for approval. If work proposed in a request does not comply with Deed Restrictions or other standards, the ACC works with the homeowner toward a mutually satisfactory solution. A project disapproved by the ACC can be appealed to the Board of Directors of the Huntwick Civic Association.

ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Sarah Moss:                    (281) 795-1812
Lynnette Gronewold :(832) 229-8795
Van English:                    (972) 795-4257

acc@huntwickforest.com (reaches all ACC members at once)

 PROJECTS REQUIRING ACC APPROVAL

  • Door replacement or addition (exterior)
  • Driveway addition (such as crescent driveway or widening of existing driveway)
  • Driveway gate
  • Driveway replacement
  • Fence replacement or significant repair
  • Fence staining or painting
  • Flagpole installation
  • Garage conversion, including the addition of a room or rooms atop a garage
  • Garbage-access gate or other garbage concealment method
  • Gas light conversion (from mantles to open-flame or from gas to electricity)
  • Landscaping changes (significant, such as removal/addition of all shrubbery, addition of hardscape, decorative items, etc.)
  • Mailbox
  • New whole-house construction
  • Outdoor lighting (including entry lighting, landscape lighting, floodlights, downlights, etc.)
  • Painting or repainting (even in the same color or colors)
  • Patio cover
  • Patio addition, remodeling, or enclosure
  • Playground equipment
  • Pool installation, remodeling, or removal
  • Porch installation, removal, or conversion
  • Rain-barrel installation
  • Roof replacement (even if in the same color and material)
  • Room additions
  • Satellite dish installation (must be inconspicuous)
  • Shutter addition or removal
  • Siding replacement (even if in the same color and material)
  • Solar panel installation (must not interfere with neighboring properties)
  • Spa installation or removal
  • Tree planting
  • Tree removal
  • Trim (decorative) addition or removal
  • Walkway replacement or addition
  • Water-softener installation
  • Whole-house generator installation
  • Window replacement, addition, or removal

PROJECTS NOT REQUIRING APPROVAL

  • Fence repair (unless amount is significant)
  • Gas-light fixture repainting and repair
  • Painting or repainting house numbers on the curb
  • Periodic replacement of flowers and other decorative landscaping items
  • Power-washing
  • Tree trimming

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Advertisements displayed anywhere on the property
  • Artificial plants and flowers “planted” in the ground
  • Car covers
  • Chainlink fences
  • Contractor signs
  • Folding or otherwise temporary lawn furniture displayed as if permanent
  • Freestanding structures, e.g., not attached to the house or garage
  • Indoor items (lighting, furniture, appliances, accessories) installed, used, or displayed outdoors
  • Interior changes, additions, furnishings, etc., that affect significantly the exterior appearance of a property (such as garish unlined draperies or other window treatments)
  • Metal awnings
  • Prefabricated structures (toolsheds, playhouses, gazebos, etc.)
  • Signs other than school spirit, for-sale or for-lease, or political campaign signs (which must adhere to Texas Property Code allowances)
  • Window-unit air conditioners and fans

HELPFUL HINTS & REMINDERS

  • Formulate plans and present them to ACC well in advance of when you would like to start the work.
  • Should you have any questions as you do your planning, don’t hesitate to contact a member of the ACC.
  • Consult the Huntwick Deed Restrictions rather than relying on contractors, neighbors, or others about what is allowed, what needs approval, and what does not.  Be familiar with Huntwick standards.
  • Do not start a project without approval, even if you plan only to repaint or re-roof your house using the same colors and materials, or because you’ve seen something down the street.
  • Choose your materials carefully. Small samples or chips can be very misleading.  For example, it is recommend to apply paint samples to small areas as you make your decision.  For other materials, such as new doors or windows, consider the existing style and color palette of your house.  Ensure that your new choices remain in harmony with older ones, and don’t order or prepay for new materials before your project has been approved.
  • Don’t allow a contractor to place advertising signs in your yard. This is a Deed Restriction violation. If your contractor claims that displaying an advertising sign in your yard is a condition of your contract, find another contractor.  Also, it is advised to not pay a contractor in advance.
  • Be advised that if any contractor violates any portion of the Huntwick Deed Restrictions, that contractor is subject to being banned by the Board of Directors from performing future work in Huntwick.
  • Your cooperation and help are very much needed and appreciated by the ACC to help maintain and enhance the high standards Huntwick has enjoyed for more than 50 years.