The MWCA Board of Directors is committed to maintaining and enhancing the residential character of the neighborhood, and has worked successfully with city leaders and area businesses toward that end. In 2008, the Board adopted a resolution, stating its intent to oppose projects that would require a variance unless the owner showed due need or demonstrated that the project would enhance or beauty the neighborhood. The board has reiterated that position in two other instances when residents came together and opposed proposals that would have violated their deed restrictions.
It is important to clarify that the MWCA—as a nonprofit, voluntary organization—has no authority to mediate disputes over zoning or variance decisions. The Board sees its role as:
The entire Magnolia Woods area is zoned A1 Residential (Single Family) as defined in the city’s Unified Development Code.
Click on the zones below to view Zone Deed Restrictions
|1) Highland Road Estates||September 11, 1952||View Plat|
|2) Magnolia Wood 1st & 2nd Filings||April 8, 1953||View Plat|
|3) Laurel Lea||January 7,1954||View Plat|
|4) Lynnewood Village||August 16, 1956||View Plat|
|5) East Highland Park, 1st Filing||August 21, 1956||View Plat|
|6) Greenback Forest||April 1, 1959||View Plat|
|7) Magnolia Heights, 1st & 2nd Filings||June 4, 1959||View Plat|
|8) Magnolia Wood, 3rd Filing||October 21, 1959||View Plat|
|9) Magnolia Heights, 3rd Filing||March 25, 1965||View Plat|
|10) Magnolia Wood, 4th Filing||June 1, 1966||View Plat|
|11) Magnolia Heights, 4th Filing||August 23, 1967||View Plat|
|12) Charlestowne Landing||Founded 1982||View Plat|
|13) Highland Meadow, 1st Filing||May 4, 1989||View Plat|
|14) Highland Meadow, 2nd Filing||March 19, 1992||View Plat|
|15) East Highland Park, 2nd Filing||November 7, 1996||View Plat|
|16) Individual Lots||N/A|
To avoid costly mistakes for property owners and avoid unnecessary conflicts among neighbors, MWCA recommends that all residents take the following steps before (a) changing your property’s use or (b) building, remodeling, adding on, or erecting a permanent outside structure (e.g., a fence, greenhouse, storage building, garden shed, etc.).
Residents must also adhere to the specific deed restrictions for the filing in which their home is located when making property improvements. Locate the deed restrictions relevant to your property, by selecting the spot on the accompanying map where your property is located or by selecting the appropriate filing in the index.