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Architectural Review Process
 
ABOUT YOUR NEW CONSTRUCTION OR RENOVATIONS
 
Covenants are protective legal instruments that are binding on the owners of property in Kings Crossing. They establish and apply reasonable restrictions for land use, architectural design and property maintenance. They provide a review process for approval of exterior plans and improvements or changes to the property, as well as for new construction. They allow the Home Owners Association to enforce rules and regulations, and all properties are monitored to ensure compliance with the Covenants. Their purpose is to provide a means for maintaining the Kings Crossing community as an attractive and desirable place to live. Consistent application of the Covenants and Guidelines is designed to assure compatibility with the planned character of our community and the protection of our real estate values. Owners must have prior approval from the Architectural Control Committee for home construction plans, exterior home improvements or a new structure on any property.
 
Only the chair of the ARC can approve your ARC request. Please submit your ARC request at least 14 days in advance of your project start date to allow the volunteer members of the ARC Committee sufficient time to review and meet to discuss your request if necessary. The Committee will make every effort to respond as quickly as possible.
 


About the Architectural Review Committee (ARC)

What is the purpose of the committee? The purpose of the committee is to maintain the quality of life and the property values by protecting the integrity of our Community in accordance with the provisions of the Declaration. Our Covenants state that no building, structure or improvement of any character shall be erected, placed, added to or altered on any lot until the building plans, specifications and a site plan showing the location of the proposed structure or structures have been submitted to and approved by Architectural Review Committee for the Homeowners Association as being in compliance with the restrictions as to use, nature of materials, harmony of external design with existing and proposed structures, and location of improvements with respect to lot boundary lines, building lines, proximity to the Golf Course, and within the scheme and design of Declarant.

What action is required of owner(s)? Prior to making any change or improvement, any owner planning to change or add to the existing structures on a lot must submit a request in writing to the ARC stating the details of the intended change, improvement or need for variance and attaching samples or plans to more clearly describe the projected change or addition. If any change, improvement or action in variance from the Declaration is taken prior to written approval of the ARC, the Homeowners Association has the right to require the homeowner to remove the improvement(s) and/or change(s) from the property.

What types of items require written approval? Some examples of improvements/alterations requiring written approval from the ARC include (refer to the Declaration for other details):
  • Swimming Pools
  • Fences and walls
  • Sheds, Ancillary Building, Outbuildings
  • Patios, Patio Covers, Decks, Porches, Sunrooms
  • Gazebos
  • Garages
  • Play Structures
  • Landscape (front)
  • Hardscape
Can the committee grant variances for certain details? In exceptional cases, the committee is authorized to grant selective variances but the owner must request this variance, providing reasons why it should be granted so that the Committee can make an informed decision.
 
Why do we have to put everything in writing? The formal request and approval process is necessary to assure that every owner’s desire to improve his or her property can be given due process without discrimination. It will also provide the owner(s), the committee and the Homeowners Association Board with a permanent record of actions taken under the Declaration.

The review request form is online on our website, so that you can easily access it, fill it out online, and immediately submit it by initiating an ARC Request at:
http://www.kingscrossinghoa.com/requestmanager.php
If needed by you, we will also e-mail or fax a set of any of these in a Word or PDF format upon request.
But please be aware that online submissions will greatly accelerate the review process for you, and will allow for time and money savings for our HOA.
If you cannot submit your application through our website and would rather personally deliver it, you may bring it to:
Spectrum Management (our HOA manager):  5959 Staples, Suite 211, Corpus Christi, TX 78411

In the process of reviewing your requests, the bulk of the ARC’s responsibilities are to review
compliance with our Deed of Restrictions which state that:
  • No structure, whether residence, accessory buildings, fences, walls, pool/spa, deck, patio, gazebo, or other major improvements shall be constructed or maintained upon any Lot
  • Nor any significant alteration or repainting to the exterior of a structure shall be made,
  • Nor any landscaping redesign of the front yard performed
until complete plans, specifications, and lot plans showing:
  • the exterior design
  • height
  • building material
  • plotted location of the structure
  • the general plan of landscaping, fencing and walls
have met the following requirements:
  • have been submitted using the official request form
  • have been approved in writing by the Architectural Review Committee
  • have copies, as finally approved, deposited with the Architectural Control Committee.
 
You will find on this website:

The ARC’s primary work is that of coordination, communication, review, and approval – not that of enforcement. 
The ARC will review and expedite requests that are consistent with the guidelines and apparent/established neighborhood/association standards. 
If the ARC approves your request, that approval signifies that your plan(s) meet the Homeowners Association's requirements for such property changes, and the homeowner will be deemed to be in compliance. If the ARC decides that some modifications to the plan(s) are required for an approval, we will contact you to discuss this.
If the ARC decides to deny your request, you will have the option to appeal that decision to the Homeowners Association Board of Directors.  In this way, the Board will be responsible for ARC decisions that may be controversial or potentially contested by a homeowner. 
 
Similarly, the ARC
  • may ask a homeowner to correct a condition that has become out of compliance
  • or may respond to a “complaint”
  • or may generally advise the neighborhood or individual homeowner about a matter that needs attention. 
However, if the homeowner disagrees with an ARC directive, or if the situation becomes “disagreeable,” that matter will be referred to the Board of Directors for review and adjudication. In short, the Board of Directors will become involved to address matters of enforcement and/or involuntary compliance.
 

 
To Submit an ARC Request
 
1. Log in at:  https://www.kingscrossinghoa.com/default.php
2. Navigate to Architectural Review -> ARC Request Form.
3. Complete the ARC Request form.
4. At bottom of ARC Request Form, select "Attach a File" for each file to be uploaded.
5. Submit the form.
 


Kings Crossing ARC Members
  • Allen Woodward, Chair   
  • Denny Meyer
  • Bill Brown
  • Board Liaison: Robert Cagle
The basic mission of our Committee is to:
  • Review submitted plans
  • Communicate with the HOA Board of Directors regarding Deed Restrictions/CCR issues
  • Prepare a cleaned-up and improved version pf our CCRs, to be submitted to the Board and then to the General Membership.
We also now have a Landscaping Sub-Committee that will:
  • Review landscaping requests and submit recommendations to the Board Of Directors
  • Develop maintenance procedures for HOA-managed property
  • Develop and administer a yard of the month contest (Click here for Rules and Nomination Form) and a holiday decorations contest…
Members:
  • Bill Brown, Chair
  • Belinda Luddeke
  • Allen Woodward