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WCHOA - Architectural Control Committee (A.C.C.)

Please contact this committee BEFORE you intend to build, construct or place any permanent or temporary structure on your property to avoid additional costs to correct a violation. The ACC meets the last Tuesday of every month, except December. Unless notified, all meetings are at 7:00 PM, at the Clubhouse.

ACC Members for 2018

The Architectural Control Committee (ACC) is an appointed committee in Watters Crossing. Potential ACC members are interviewed and approved by the WCHOA Board when open positions occur. The ACC meets the last Tuesday of every month, except December. Agenda items typically include review of existing and new Covenant violations and the review of submitted construction plans from individual homeowners. The use of the online electronic forms for project submission has greatly reduced the turn-around time for ACC review of projects and most homeowners receive an answer on their submission within a few days. Note that all exterior work within Watters Crossing must be submitted for review by the ACC. Further information on the ACC can be obtained at www.watterscrossing.com and clicking on the Architectural Control Committee tab. The ACC is fortunate to have volunteer representation from all three phases of Watters Crossing

2018 Architectural Control Committee Members:


Denny Adelman, Chair, 1413 San Mateo Drive
Gordon McAleb, 1001 Ashland Court
Aubrey Moore, 1126 Bel Air Drive
Larry Ciske, 1132 Hampton Drive
Joe Smith, 105 Tustin Court
Joe Eberle, 312 Solano Drive

Submit a Project for Review Online

Latest Reviewed Projects

Fence Construction
Exterior Painting
Fence Staining
Pool Construction
Installation of a Storage Shed
Installation of a Patio Cover or Arbor
Roof Replacement
Satellite Dish Installation
General Improvements
Landscaping

Acrobat Reader Document ACC Reviewed Projects - October 30th, 2018
Acrobat Reader Document ACC Reviewed Projects - September 25th, 2018
Acrobat Reader Document ACC Reviewed Projects - August 28th, 2018
Acrobat Reader Document ACC Reviewed Projects - July 31st, 2018
Acrobat Reader Document ACC Reviewed Projects - June 27th, 2018
Acrobat Reader Document ACC Reviewed Projects - May 29th, 2018
Acrobat Reader Document ACC Reviewed Projects - March 27th, 2018
Acrobat Reader Document ACC Reviewed Projects - February 27th, 2018
Acrobat Reader Document ACC Reviewed Projects - January 30th, 2018
Acrobat Reader Document ACC Reviewed Projects - November 28th, 2017
Acrobat Reader Document ACC Reviewed Projects - October 30th, 2017
Acrobat Reader Document ACC Reviewed Projects - September 26th, 2017

About the Architectural Control Committee (A.C.C.)

The Architectural Control Committee (A.C.C.) is an appointed committee that serves to promote and ensure the high level of taste, design, quality and conformity that lies within our neighborhood. Prior to making any improvement to your property, you must request written approval from the A.C.C.

The A.C.C. utilizes the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions Restrictions as the guideline for approving all requests. Every homeowner should have received a copy of the declaration of Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions with their settlement papers at closing. Execution of a document agreeing to abide by these Covenants is a condition of receipt of title to property in Watters Crossing. Please read these documents carefully. If you have misplaced your Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, you may purchase another copy by requesting this in writing to our Association Secretary. Please include a check in the amount of $25.00 made payable to the Watters Crossing Homeowners Association. You may also download a free copy using the link below this section.

Contact the Architectural Control Committee (A.C.C.)


Mailing Address
WCHOA-ACC
P.O. Box 1336
Allen, TX 75013-0022

Chairman

Questions to the Architectural Control Committee on process and other inquires should be emailed to acc@watterscrossing.com

WCHOA Documents

Acrobat Reader Document By-Laws
Acrobat Reader Document Covenants and Restrictions
Acrobat Reader Document WCHOA Cash Application Policy
Acrobat Reader Document Frequently Asked Questions
Acrobat Reader Document Procedure for Submitting Requests

WCHOA Guidelines

Acrobat Reader Document Guidelines - Fence Construction
Acrobat Reader Document Guidelines - Satellite Dish
Acrobat Reader Document Satellite Dish Locations
Acrobat Reader Document Guidelines - Yard Standards
Acrobat Reader Document Guidelines - Painting and Staining
Acrobat Reader Document Guidelines - Polycarts
Acrobat Reader Document Guidelines - Sidewalk Responsibility and Replacement
Acrobat Reader Document Guidelines - Stormdoors
Acrobat Reader Document Guidelines - Exterior Lighting

Easements and Restrictions
Riverside Easement

Rear Property Easements

507, 509, 511, 513, 515, 517, 1201, 1203, 1205, 1207, 1209, 1211, 1213, 1215

Riverside Court Homeowners

There is no WCHOA Private Common Open Space nor any land in the rear of your property that is maintained by the WCHOA. However, there is an easement which we will outline below.

As shown on the included plat, there are 14 properties governed by a restrictive easement at the rear of each lot. The language of that easement is below and on the attached plat:

“Restricted ten (10) foot area along the rear of lots 1-14, Block P – The subject 10’ restricted area is to be maintained in its current natural condition. No fences, buildings, pavement, or other improvements shall be placed within this restricted area. No live trees shall be cut or removed from this restricted area. The intent of this restriction is to preserve the natural condition of the restricted area.”

Belair drive Easement While these properties go to the rear property line, live trees cannot be removed nor can anything be built on the last ten feet of the property. The ten foot section then continues on the opposite side of the property line which is shared with either Montgomery Farm or the individual homeowner in back of you. Specific details on this can be found at www.collincad.org in the interactive map link.

To summarize, the wooded area in the rear of these property is a protected easement, intended to remain in its natural condition. The area is not part of the Watters Crossing Private Common Open Space and the HOA does not maintain the area. The protected area is owned by the individual homeowner of the lots called out and are under the restrictions noted.

EXCEPTION: 1215 Riverside Court is included in the protected easement, BUT does have WCHOA Private Common Open Space owned and maintained by WCHOA on the side adjacent to the pond.


Bel Air Drive Homeowners & Westwood Court Homeowners



607, 603, 1009, 1007, 1005, 1003, 1001 Bel Air Drive Homeowners

1000, 1002, 1004, 1006, 1008 Westwood Court Homeowners

Irvine Treeline The above properties are effected by a Drainage and Utility Easement in the rear of each property. As the attached plat illustrates, each property listed above shares a common property line with one, or more, of the other property owners listed above. Ten feet on each side of that propery line is the Drainage and Utility Easement. There is no WCHOA Private Common Open Space in this area. As such, there is no WCHOA maintained area. Removing fallen trees and keeping the drainage easement open is the responsibility of the individual homeowner(s).

Rear Property Treelines

Irvine Drive Homeowners

406, 408, 410, 412, 414, 500, 502, 504, 506,508, 510, 512, 514, 516 Irvine Drive Homeowners

1235, 1233, 1231, 1229, 1227, 1225, 1223, 1221, 1219 Irvine Drive Homeowners

There is no Watters Crossing HOA Private Common Open Space nor any land in the rear of the above properties that is maintained by the WCHOA. The trees within the treeline are part of the Connemera Crossing HOA Open Space. Fallen trees and/ or any resulting damage should be referred to the Connemera Crossing HOA. Further details can be obtained in the interactive maps at www.collincad.org

Imperial Drive Treeline

Imperial Drive Homeowners

1425, 1423, 1421, 1419, 1417, 1415 Imperial Drive Homeowners

There is no Watters Crossing HOA Private Common Open Space nor any land in the rear of the above properties that is maintained by the WCHOA. The trees within the treeline are part of each individual homeowner’s lot, behind you, in Hamilton Hills. Fallen trees and/ or any resulting damage should be referred to that homeowner. Further details can be obtained in the interactive maps at www.collincad.org

Woodbridge Drive Homeowners

409, 411, 413, 415, 417, 419 Woodbridge Drive Homeowners

There is no Watters Crossing HOA Private Common Open Space nor any land in the rear of the above properties that is maintained by the WCHOA. The trees within the treeline are part of each individual homeowner’s lot, behind you, in Hamilton Hills. Fallen trees and/ or any resulting damage should be referred to that homeowner. Further details can be obtained in the interactive maps at www.collincad.org Woodbridge Drive Alley Treeline

Architectural Control Committee Revises HVAC Concealment Guidelines

WCHOAThe Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions of Watters Crossing provides for the concealment of HVAC equipment in Section 4.7.u which reads:

“All mechanical equipment including, but not limited to, HAVOC equipment, shall be located on the side or rear of each Lot and shielded from public view from any adjacent street.”

For a number of years, the ACC has accepted concealment of HVAC units in one of two manners:

  1. Fence panel(s), which is a minimum of six feet in height and four feet wide (width is minimum and is dependant upon concealment).  This is the preferable course of action.
  2. An evergreen shrub / landscaping that results in complete concealment within one (1) growing season.

Unfortunately, option two has been less than successful in ensuring compliance with Section 4.7.u in many instances.

Due to this and to ensure that Section 4.7.u is equally applied to all, effective 1/1/2015, the ACC will no longer accept new landscaping as a means of HVAC or mechanical equipment concealment.  We will grandfather all HVAC equipment where landscaping is in place to provide for concealment for one additional year to allow for that years growth.  After 1/1/2016, all HVAC equipments that is not completely concealed by landscaping will be considered to be in violation of Section 4.7.u.  The concealment will need to be completed via option 1 above (fencing).

To Recap:
1/1/2015:  New landscaping will no longer be approved by the ACC as a means of HVAC concealment.
1/1/2016:  All HVAC equipment, where landscaping has been installed as a means of concealment, which is not completely concealed, will be in violation of Section 4.7.u

The members of the ACC believe this will improve the appearance of Watters Crossing by satisfying the specifics in Section 4.7.u.  Thanks for your understanding and help in making Watters Crossing such a great neighborhood in which to live.

Architectural Control Committee

Do You have areas where Grass won't Grow?

WCHOABy NEIL SPERRY
neilsperry.com

"Compared to shade trees and shrubs, ground covers are relative newcomers to North Texas landscaping. Many of us can remember when English ivy and trailing vinca were the only two turf grass replacements you’d see in our gardens. That was partly because we hadn't been exposed to the concept, and it was partly because good forms of edging hadn't come into the marketplace"... (Read More)

By HOWARD GARRETT
dallasnews.com

"The truth about growing grass in the shade is this: You can’t. Trees want full sun and grasses want full sun. Trees win. Thinning the trees helps a little, for a while, but not long term; foliage grows back. Removing trees will work, but that’s usually not the best thing to do. "... (Read More)

ACC is Energy/Water Usage Sensitive

wchoaSome comments, questions, on new items presented to the ACC for Watters Crossing within the past year:

YES!
The ACC accepts rain barrel installations.  The preferred location is within the rear, fenced in yard locations.  These will be accepted on the sides of properties when completely concealed by a six (6) foot to eight (8) foot tall, solid fence panel.  The width of the panel is determined as needed for concealment.

YES!
The ACC accepts solar roof panels.  Indeed, the third home, located in Phase III, was recently approved for installation.  Panels will be mounted on rear, or in some cases, side roofs.

YES!
The ACC accepts plans for yard renovations / reconstructions using drought tolerant, low water usage plants, ground covers and more.

As with all exterior improvements, any of the above must be submitted to the ACC for review and approval prior to any construction commencing.  Project submissions now are easy using the online forms and most projects are expedited within the committee via email.  Project forms provide the ability to upload photos, plats, and other supporting documents.

The ACC thanks you for working within the Review Guidelines of Watters Crossing.

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