I want to improve my property. What types of remodels, renovations, or landscaping work need approval from the ARB? How do I receive approval to start the process?
All exterior remodels and renovations, as well as some interior ones, that change the existing look of your home or other structures on the property need approval from the Architectural Review Board before you begin work. Landscape work that creates new beds or requires the installation of hardscape also requires approval. It is always best to check with our property manager, Jim Smitherman at Goodwin Management, when in doubt. An overview of the process can be foundhere and the ARB Review forms can be found here. The ARB Review form will contain further information about the fees, deposits and processes that you must follow throughout your project.
What is the Architectural Review Board (ARB)?
The Architectural Review Board for Davenport Ranch is comprised of volunteer homeowners and an outside, paid architect who review the construction plans submitted by homeowners prior to commencing a project on their property. The ARB ensures that the plans abide by the deed restrictions and CC&Rs for Davenport Ranch, which in turn promotes harmony, fairness, and home value preservation throughout the neighborhood.
When/where are HOA Board meetings? Can I attend?
The HOA Board meetings are every third Tuesday of the month (except August and December) at 6:30p in the Westview Development Building on Carryback Lane at Westlake Dr. Homeowners are welcome to attend.
Who handles car and truck parking issues within Davenport Ranch?
All roads within Davenport Ranch are owned by the City of Austin. Any issues with parking should be directed to 311 (or 911 if an accident, theft or suspicious activity). Your Neighborhood Association has no control or involvement with city streets and right-of-ways.
How do I volunteer?
There are many ways that a homeowner can volunteer within our community. In addition to serving on the HOA (elections are held annually, as terms expire), there are also social groups and “task force” activities that need the time and talents of our neighbors. If you are interested in planning dinners/lunches or helping organize the spring and fall parties for our neighborhood children, consider volunteering with the social committee. We are also in need of traffic task force volunteers to address the growing traffic concerns in the neighborhood streets, folks to add some flair to the holiday decorations, or even a gardening club. If you are interested in volunteering your time for any of these activities or others, please let Jim Smitherman know by contacting him at email@example.com.
Are there any social groups I can join?
We don’t have any formal social groups meeting regularly at the moment, but don’t let that stop you from forming a group of your own. Contact a board member (see contacts on this site) if you are interested in spearheading a group, or advertise your group and recruit members on our social media pages and newsletters. Find the Davenport Ranch Neighborhood Association on Facebook at www.facebook.com/austindrna or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AustinDRNA. Check the social media sites for occasional lunches and neighborhood get-togethers.
Is there a public place our kids can play?
Did you know that Davenport Ranch has a gated neighborhood park, accessible by keycard, at Westlake Drive and Avatar Lane? There is a large playscape, a tennis court, basketball goal, and a one-mile nature trail located in this park. There are also picnic tables for a peaceful family picnic in the park! All Davenport residents are allowed one keycard, which you may request from our Manager, Jim Smitherman, at (512) 502-2114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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