The Lake Forest II Architectural Guidelines are intended to serve as a guide when planning improvements to the exterior of your home. The guidelines have been developed by the Master Architectural Committee (MAC COMMITTEE) as a means to protect your investment. Some of the guidelines are paraphrased from the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs) of the Lake Forest II Master Homeowners Association.
The MAC COMMITTEE is formed under the directives set forth in the CC&Rs of the Lake Forest II Master Homeowners Association (Article IV, Section 4.01). The MAC Committee is composed of homeowners like you who reside in Lake Forest II and who voluntarily offer their time and efforts to serve you on this MAC Committee without reimbursement. They review applications submitted by homeowners planning to make improvements to their property to assure the proposed changes maintain the quality of Lake Forest II. The MAC COMMITTEE meets regularly and meeting notices are published in the Mainsheet Calendar.
The term “improvement” in the guidelines means construction, modification or changes made to or on buildings, garages, carports, roads, driveways, parking areas, screen walls, fences, stairs, decks, hedges, windbreaks, lawns and ground cover, planted trees and shrubs, pools and spas, docks, signs, central air conditioning equipment, water softener fixtures and other structures or landscaping on residential properties visible from or affecting adjoining or common area property.
Any homeowner proposing to make an improvement, or excavation, which alters the exterior appearance of any property, must file an MAC Application. (3.02 (D) & 3.03 (D)) An application must be filed before improvements are made to the exterior of your home or property that are visible from, or affect, your neighbors or the community (3.02 (D). Please make sure to file the application and obtain MAC COMMITTEE approval prior to making a commitment to a contractor or commencement of any work.
MAC application forms are available here (LINK), in the Sun and Sail Clubhouse Community Services office, or the front desk. Submit the completed form, a project schedule indicating the proposed starting and completion dates, and duplicate plans to the Community Services office.
It is the homeowner’s responsibility to submit plans for and prior to beginning of the project. It is recommended that the homeowner submit the application in person. The application can be reviewed for content and completeness immediately, and any omissions can be brought to the homeowner’s attention. A homeowner wishing to appear before the MAC COMMITTEE may do so by calling the Community Services office at (949) 586-0860 for an appointment.