Lake San Marcos Community Association

 "Building a Better Community"

Architectural Control Committee

An application for improvements can be picked up at the Community Association Office

The Architectural Control Committee (ACC) oversees architectural approvals for those individual homes not part of a Homeowner Association/Property Owner Association (HOA/POA), and homes in those HOAs/POAs in the community which do not have an HOA/POA Architectural Control Committee.The ACC is a duly constituted committee of the Lake San Marcos Community Association, which has vested in the ACC the responsibility for interpreting, applying and enforcing the terms and conditions of these Declarations of Restrictions (CC&Rs) which apply to residential structures existing in the greater Lake San Marcos community with CC&Rs requiring approval of an architectural jury.  The duties of the ACC required under these CC&Rs have all been assigned to the Architectural Control Committee of LSMCA. The ACC has conducted a comprehensive review of the residential units which have been built and/or remodeled in accordance with the architectural standards established by clear and present example through historic custom and practice and by the existence of those structures which are the result of said custom and practice. It is the intent of the ACC to ratify, codify, apply and enforce those architectural standards, which have been clearly  in existence and have been consistently enforced since 1964.All exterior changes (including paint color), additions, modifications, remodeling, or landscaping changes require prior approval before your scheduled start date.  Not all requests for architectural approval are granted.The ACC has established general guidelines for additions, remodels, and changes and/or alterations to properties in Lake San Marcos

1. The  proposed exterior changes, detailed in plans submitted by the applicant at least 30 days prior to the scheduled start date, must comply with historically established architectural requirements as confirmed by the Committee, with respect to structural features of the building, type of materials used and the location of the building with respect to the topography and finished grade elevation.
2. The changes, as proposed by the applicant, must not become an annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood.
3. All lots shall at all times be kept in a clean and wholesome condition.  No trash, garbage, litter, junk, boxes, containers, cans, machinery, implements, lumber or other  materials shall be permitted to be kept or remain exposed on a lot or be visible from adjoining or nearby premises.  The landscaping and the exterior of the building shall be maintained in an attractive manner at all times.  No recreational vehicles, recreational equipment, storage containers, trailers, boats, PODS, etc., whether permanent or temporary in nature shall be placed or located on the streets, driveways or lots.
4. Landscaping shall not be altered or increased to obstruct the views from adjacent properties.
5. The exterior finish, the color and architectural style or character of the proposed changes must be deemed suitable in view of the architectural style and character of structures erected in the neighborhood.  Exterior colors, if changed from existing, must be submitted for approval.
6. Vehicle parking should not unnecessarily prohibit neighbors from enjoying use of the street for their guests parking and maintenance vehicles.  No vehicles of any sort shall be parked on any lot except in a garage, a carport or a driveway.  Parking of vehicles in yards is not allowed.
7. Changes that affect existing views of the golf course, green belts, lake or other features require written approval from affected property owners.
8. Additions, covering of atriums, enclosing of patios and/or changes to the building shall not exceed the height of the present roof line.
​9. The addition of roof solar panels or small satellite dish antennae should not adversely impact the general character of the neighborhoods.  Overall height of the antennae should be kept below the roof line.