Architectural Review Committee (ARC) Report

A proposed update to the community’s Architectural guidelines has been posted to the HOA’s website - and an e-mail has been sent to all owners and residents asking for feedback.   Your comments and suggestions for changes to the new guidelines are actively requested.  

Please submit your views online or via email to our property manager, National Realty Partners.  Mail to:  In addition to feedback via the web site or e-mail, the Board will hold an open forum at Longfellow School (Room 141) on Thursday, July 13th at 8:00 PM to hear directly from interested owners.

The Board will be reviewing community feedback at the August 17th open Board meeting and then voting on adoption of the guidelines at its September 21st Board meeting.   We would like to hear from as many homeowners as possible before making a final decision.   Your opinion matters and will help guide the standards for the future of the community.  Results from that meeting will be published in the Fall MPHOA Newsletter at the end of September

As noted above, Fairfax water will be doing work in our community over the summer to improve overall service.   After the work is completed a paving company will be coming in to repair any affected paths and streets.   We are reaching out to the paving company to see if they may be willing to provide private driveway replacements or repair, at a reasonable cost, while they are on site.    If this becomes an option, we will notify residents via email.

As a point of reference, a survey in mid-June indicated that 62 out of 128 residences need, at a minimum, to repair and seal cracks in their driveways.

Working with our property manager, we are also reviewing how resale disclosure documentation is handled and we are implementing a new format to ensure that community standards are adequately and clearly communicated to prospective new members.

There are a number of individual differences, but based on resale and refinancing reviews current appraisals property values seem to be running about $725,000 to $750,000.   A key reason for having Architectural Guidelines and Rules is to maintain and enhance the property values in the community.   Thank you for your compliance with the standards and let us know of your suggestions for things that will improve the overall appearance and property values of the community.