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The Mueller Modification Application was revised in September 2020, this documentincludes the application form, Architectural Guidelines for Modifications and Residential Landscaping Guidelines. There are potential modifications listed that do not require prior approval and others that do require prior approval. Please read these guidelines carefully prior to making any modifications or improvements to your home, especially if they will be visible from the street, a park or neighboring home. If you have any questions or concerns about the guidelines then please contact Ayanna Sosa at 512-703-9202 or email@example.com. Once you have submitted your application you will receive an acknowledgement letter or email within a few days letting you know that the Modifications Committee has received your application and that they have up to 60 days to review your application. If you do not receive an acknowledgement letter within a few days then please contact Alliance Customer Service because your application may not have been received. While the Modifications Committee does have up to 60 days to review your application, it does not usually take that long. The typical turnaround is 5-14 business days. Please keep in mind that the Modifications Committee is made up of volunteers that have other responsibilities and they are usually reviewing 5-10 projects each week. During the review process the Modifications Committee may request additional information. At that time you will receive a letter, email or phone call requesting additional information. It is very important that you provide us alternate methods of contacting you during this process. If we have an email address or phone number on your application then we will try to contact you that way to request additional information, if not then we will mail you a letter. This can slow down the review process. While we are waiting on the requested information the project is put on hold. After we receive all of the requested information then the 60 day review period begins again.
Because of this, it is very important that you provide as much detailed information as possible with your application. The more information you provide the faster your project can be reviewed. You should always provide the application form, the review and deposit checks (separate checks), a plat map of your lot with the modifications size and location clearly marked. If you are having it professionally installed then please provide the promotional material and plans from the vendor. If you are planning to do something very similar to something you've seen before then a photo is very helpful. If you are planning to paint your home then the committee will request the current color, a website that shows the requested color with a statement from you stating that the same color scheme is not used on any nearby houses. Again, please provide as much information as possible.
NCC The New Construction Council has exclusive authority to review and approve proposed original improvements within Mueller. The members of the NCC are appointed by Catellus, with the consent of the City of Austin, as outlined in the governing documents. If an owner wishes to expand, rather than simply modify, an existing improvement, this project will need to be reviewed by the New Construction Council.
Modifications CommitteeThe Modifications Committee, volunteers appointed by the Board of Directors, is responsible for reviewing and approving modifications for already constructed improvements which have been previously reviewed and approved by the New Construction Council and granted certificates of occupancy by the City of Austin.
Guidelines Purpose of the Modifications Committee The Modifications Committee strives to allow diversity at Mueller while upholding the intent of the Mueller Design Guidelines. Most changes do not require prior approval by the Modifications Committee. Interior changes do not require approval. Most modifications that are not publicly visible do not require prior approval unless they might impact drainage or grading.
Landscape changes do not require approval as long as they follow the Residential Landscape Modification Guidelines that were released to residents in Spring 2008. Those guidelines and the Mueller plant list are now included in the updated Mueller Modification Guidelines available above.
The Mueller Modification Guidelines were revised in May 2010 to include additional architectural improvements that could be made without approval.