Design Guidelines History

The Design Guidelines have been prepared by the Sun City Texas Community Association's Modifications Committee and approved by its Board of Directors in accordance with the Third Amended and Restated Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Sun City Texas dated August 6, 2009 and recorded in the Official Public Records of Williamson County, Texas as Document No.2009063124 (together with any amendments thereto, the "Declaration (CC&Rs)".

These Design Guidelines may be changed and amended to serve the needs of an evolving community pursuant to the procedures set forth Section 5.3 of the Declaration (CC&Rs). The Design Guidelines have been reviewed by the Covenants Committee and they have been made available for review and comment to all Sun City Texas home owners prior to submission to the Community Association Board of Directors and the Declarant for their approval.

DATE & REVISION

October 14, 1996:
Initial Release

September 14, 2000:
Document Updated

November 8, 2002:
Document Updated

March 24, 2005:
Document Updated

September 27, 2007:
Consolidated Design Guidelines dated March 24, 2005, Design Guideline Revisions dated July 27, 2006, and Interpretive Guidelines developed by the Sun City Texas Community Association Modifications Committee after July 27, 2006 and prior to September 27, 2007.

December 1, 2008:
Consolidate the Design Guidelines dated September 27, 2007 and Interpretive Guidelines developed by the Sun City Texas Community Association Modifications Committee after September 27, 2007 and prior to December 1, 2008.

September 23, 2010:
Consolidate the Design Guidelines dated December 1, 2008 and Interpretive Guidelines developed by the Sun City Texas Community Association Modifications Committee after December 1, 2008 and prior to September 23, 2010.

November 18, 2010:
Temporary Variances §2.7.2

May 26, 2011:
Custom Handrails, §10.1, §10.1.2; Firewise Guidance §4.3.6; Golf Course 20' Setback §4.3.18a, §5.4.c), §5.10.6.b), §11.7.2; Landscaping §4.5, §2.9(#46); Motion Activated Lighting, §7.6

August 2, 2011:
Flag Poles, §5.9, §2.9( #13)

November 17, 2011:
Adjustable Pergolas, §12.2; Fences, §9.1(h); , Gates, §9.8; Solar Energy Systems, §6.7; Variance, §2.7.2 e)

February 13, 2012:
Interim Guidelines, §1.7.4; Religious Displays §5.10.8

May 24, 2012:
Landscaping §4.2.2.d)

August 23, 2012:
Knox Box®, §3.9.3; Peephole,§3.9.6; Color Coatings, §3.13

February 28, 2013:
Xeriscape Guidelines, §4.1.2,; §4.1.3; §4.1.3.1; §4.1.3.2; §4.1.3.3; §4.1.3.4; §4.2.1; §4.2.2; §4.2.4; Appendix A

April 6, 2013:
Roofing, §3.4.4

November 21, 2013
Modifications Committee Authority §1.2; Changes by Means of an Interim Guideline§1.7.4; Residential Property Homeowners' Responsibilities §2.1; Application for Modification and Instructions for Completion, §2.2; Commencement of Work, §2.3; Modifications Committee Permits & Approvals, §2.6.2; Reviewing Body, § 3.4.4; Commencement and Completion of Project Deadlines & Consequences §2.7.5; Prohibited Items & Structures List, §2.10; Harmony of Design, §3.1; Roof Repair or Replacement §3.4.3; Shake Roofs/Roofing, §3.4.6, Lot Drainage, §3.5; Knox Box Program, § §3.9.3, House Doors or Garage Doors or Windows – Replacement, §3.9.4; Concrete Coating § 3.13; Side Yard Access, Tree Wells & Edging, §4.3.11; Trees – Original Planting, Removal & Replacement, §4.3.18; Standard of Maintenance, §4.3.19; Artificial Flowers or Foliage – All Homes, §5.6; Mailboxes – All Homes, except as noted, §5.7; Patio Fences – All Homeowner Maintained Homes Except Courtyard Homes (NH38), §9.7.1; Standard of Maintenance,§13, Definitions & Terminology Appendix A

March 6, 2014
No Paperwork List, §2.9; Vent for Garage Door, §3.9.1; Exterior Paint, §3.12; Landscape Adjacent Retaining Walls, §4.5.3; Permanent Fireplace, Wood Stove, Fire Pits or Similar §8.2; Perimeter Fences, §9.5; Xeriscape Design Principles, Appendix F; Recommended Plants Near Retaining Walls, Appendix G

August 28, 2014
Prohibited: Skylights that Contain Internal Lighting §2.10; Figure 4-2 §4.2; Use of Drought-Tolerant, Deer Resistant and Firewise Plants §4.3.6; Screening of Ground-mounted Equipment Including A/C Units §4.3.9; Landscaping Decisions §4.4.1; Landscaping Adjacent to Developer Installed Retaining Walls §4.5.3; Screening of Spas §5.1.4; Skylights §6.2.2; Perimeter Fences – General §9.6.1; Enclosure of Patios, Porches & Courtyards – General §11.2; Addition of Patios – Landscape Maintained Homes §11.6; Required Retaining Wall Plantings Near Foundation Plantings - Appendix G

November 17, 2016
State of Texas Requirements for Irrigation Systems Work §2.6.3; Water Savings Measures §2.6.4; Modification of Irrigation within an Existing Approved Landscape §2.6.5; Modification of Irrigation Systems when Planning Xeriscaping §2.6.6; Irrigation Practices §2.6.7; Landscape Plans §4.3.1; Landscaping Installation – New Homes §4.3.2; Landscaping –Plant Size and Density §4.3.3; Irrigation/Sprinkler Systems §4.3.5; Rain Barrels §6.8; Compost Bins §6.12; Decks, Patios, Porches & Courtyards §11; Glossary - Appendix A; Building Set-Backs for Residential Areas – Appendix C

August 22, 2019:
Complete Rewrite