|Architectural Control Committee Process|
The Meyerland Architectural Control Committee (MACC), has the exclusive authority and responsibility to interpret and to approve or disapprove the plans and/or specifications for creation, erection, installation, modification, alteration and/or relocation, of any and all Structures on all lots in Meyerland. The MACC is a separately founded organization from MCIA. The Committee is presently composed of three volunteer members, Don Carter, Richard Jucker, and Allen Mattis. The MACC does not receive any compensation.
The MACC has the right to specify a limited number of acceptable exterior materials, colors and/or finishes that may be used in the construction, alteration, maintenance or repair of any structure. Where not otherwise specified in the restrictions, the MACC also has the right to specify requirements for each lot, as follows: minimum set backs; driveway access to adjacent streets; the location, height and extent of fences, walls and other screening devices and orientation of structures with respect to streets, walks and structures on adjacent property.
The MACC has full power and authority to reject any construction plans and specifications which do not comply with the restrictions, fail to meet the Committee's minimum construction or architectural design requirements and/or that are not compatible with the overall character and aesthetics of Meyerland.
Please see your applicable Deed Restrictions for a full description of the MACC.
Prior to beginning any exterior project, the proper Application must be submitted to the MACC for approval. The MACC has established a list of requirements for applications dependent on the type of project undertaken. Applications and submission requirements can be found on the Meyerland website or from the MCIA office.
All Applications and supporting materials must be submitted in hard copy only (no electronic submissions are permitted) along with the appropriate processing fee to the Architectural Coordinator at the MCIA Office.
The Deed Restrictions permit 90 days for the MACC to review and respond to an Application. Applications DO NOT take this long to receive a response, however you should allow sufficient time for members of the committee to review an application prior to scheduling your project to begin. Most simple projects (painting, sidewalk replacement and fences) can be reviewed within 7-10 days, but more complicated projects (renovations and new homes) should plan for up to 30 days for a response. Written approval is required prior to beginning any project.
Once applications are reviewed, the homeowner will be notified of the MACC decisions in writing, via US Mail.
In the event that a property owner’s Construction Application was not approved, the owner may request reconsideration from the MACC within 30 days of receiving the MACC decision. All appeals are handled by the members of the MACC. The MCIA Board of Director’s does not hear appeals of the MACC rulings.
Property owners must submit their request in writing and include the following:
The appeal will be considered in the same manner as the original request to be in compliance with the deed restrictions. The members have 30 days to review an appeal. The original ruling on the application will stand unless specifically overturned. A decision will be rendered by all members of the MACC by majority vote and this decision will be final. The property owner will be notified in writing of the final decision, via US Mail.