Architectural Review Committee
Information & Guidance for Architectural Improvements
The Architectural Review Committee (ARC) works with homeowners who make improvements or changes to their properties by guiding them through a review and approval process to ensure a proposed change is consistent with the communities aesthetic and architectural standards.
All exterior changes to your home or property require approval. Please consult the Architectural Guidelines. Submittals are due by the close of business 10 business days prior to the meeting. The ARC meetings are typically held on the second Tuesday of each month, now beginning at 6 pm; however, this is subject to change. Please check with the Association office for verification of deadline, meeting dates, and submittal requirements – currently only digital plans are required. You are welcome to attend via Zoom and it may be helpful if there are questions about your project, which could help avoid delays. The Zoom link is sent out on the Monday prior to the meeting to the email used when you book your appointment time.
The ARC review process can be initiated with a 15-to-20-minute workshop with the HOA’s consulting architect in a one-on-one, informal format held at the Clubhouse. Homeowners contemplating filing an application may schedule a workshop through the HOA’s office. The workshops do not cost anything. They give each homeowner an opportunity to talk in person with, and ask questions of, the Nellie Gail Ranch consulting architect about their project and to learn about the resources available to them on the HOA website to help in preparation of their eventual application. The homeowner may bring in any draft plans or notes to the workshop for review. In turn, the consulting architect can address concerns, resolve homeowner questions to expedite the process, and advise about the application itself, including plans and details which should accompany an application. For all these reasons any homeowner contemplating filing an application for home improvements subject to the CC &Rs is strongly encouraged to first participate in a workshop. The result is a smoother and quicker review with the ARC.
Typically, submittals must be received 10 business days prior to the review meeting. Architectural review meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month via Zoom. Call the Association office at 949-425-1477 for confirmation of meeting date, deadlines, and submittal requirements – currently only digital plans are required.