Modifications and/or Additions to Existing Homes

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Modifications and/or Additions to Existing Homes

Building an addition, a pool, fencing your property, or adding much-needed storage via construction of an outbuilding is an exciting time for any home-owner! However, to protect the beauty of our amazing community, these projects must be approved prior to construction.    

To speed you along the path, the Property Owners Association has developed procedures for owners to submit plans and receive approval from our Architectural Control Committee.  These procedures have been designed to ensure that every request is handled consistently and fairly. Please begin by reading the materials below so that you can gain a better understanding of our community requirements as well as the steps to get your project approved. 

Required Reading

Owning property in Whitewater Springs requires each property owner to adhere to and follow the Conditions Covenants & Restrictions (CC&Rs). The Conditions Covenants & Restrictions (CC&Rs) exist to protect the beauty of the subdivision as well as the values of all owners’ properties. Link here for CC&Rs.

Security and Access for Contractors – Since Whitewater Springs is a gated community, all contractors and builders must contact Whitewater Springs Security to obtain access through the entrance gates. 

Submitting Plans for Home Modification

For your convenience, Whitewater Springs has an online process via TownSq for submitting applications and all required materials.  The instructions below will lead you through this process.  Please read all the steps first, then follow carefully as you will not be able to complete the process without the required documentation.

First Step

  1. Set up a TownSq account with our management company Goodwin.  To do this, you must have your account number. This can be found on the closing documentation you received when you bought your property.  If you cannot locate it, you can reach out to our Community Manager, Aaron Weinkrantz at aaron.weinkrantz@goodwintx.com.  Once you have your account number, you can set up your TownSq account HERE.

Next Steps

Collect ALL of the required documentation, outlined below, before starting your application. Once you start the application process, you will not be able to save a partial application, so please make sure you have everything before starting. Please also note that all forms submitted must be in an electronic format such as .pdfs, .jpgs or word documents.

Required Information for Your Application

  • Contact information for you and your builder.
  • Your home’s street address and lot number.
  • Copy of Building Permit from Burnet County. (if required)
  • Site plan with structure (s) location showing all applicable setback locations. (Must be surveyors plat drawing.)
  • Construction plans for any/all structures including front/back/side elevation drawings (if applicable to project.) and all colors and materials specified. 
  • Collect any other documents you think the ACC may need. 
  • Please note, you will need to fill out a separate application for each new addition to your property.  For example, addition of a pool and a fence will require two applications.

Final Step

You are now ready to complete your application online via TownSq.  Follow these steps.

  • Logon to your TownSq account. HERE
  • It is important to know that you must logon using a browser on your computer.  The Architectural Review system is not operable on the TownSq app. 
  • Using the menu on the left side of the page, select “Architectural Review.” If you don’t see “Architectural Review” you may need to open the “Tools” folder, also on the left side of the page.  
  • When the page opens, select “Submit Project.”
    • In the field entitled “Select Unit” type in your 911 address or your lot number.  Two-digit lot numbers should be proceeded by a 0.  For example, lot “99” would be “099”. The system may autofill based on the first few digits.  Select and move to the next field.
    • Name your project, for example: “Jones Pool.”
    • From the Category dropdown, select “Modifications/Additions to Existing Homes.”
  • You will now complete your application using the materials you have already collected.  Make sure to answer every question or place N/A in the provided field.  Once complete, press “Continue” in the upper right-hand corner.  If you are unable to continue, it may be because you did not complete one of the fields.  Go back and review your application to make sure all fields are filled out or the proper document is uploaded.  Remember, there is not an option to save a partial application, so make sure to collect everything before starting.
  • REMEMBER, when all your application materials have been submitted, the ACC requires up to 30 days to review and approve/disapprove plans. Please allow plenty of time before planning the start of construction.
  • All submitted materials are considered personal and confidential.  Read our Confidentiality Policy HERE

Questions or concerns about this committee or the contents of this page can be directed to the Committee at ACC@wwspoa.com or the Whitewater Springs Property Owners Association Board of Directors at team@wwspoa.com

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