Architectural Review

Based on the CHOA governing documents, the ARC is composed of not less than three (3) nor more than seven (7) members appointed by the Board. In selecting Members for the Committee, the Board shall endeavor to select individuals whose occupations, experience, or education will provide technical knowledge and expertise relevant to matters within the Committee's jurisdiction. The Committee must include at least one (1) licensed architect who is either an Association member and volunteer, or a paid architect to act as a consultant for the Association. Committee members shall serve two-year terms subject to the Board's power to remove any Committee member and to appoint his or her successor.The current ARC members are

  • Haley Packard, Chair, Unit 82
  • Terry Sarvas Unit 18
  • Carl Bertelsen, Unit 181
  • Dana Stadler, Unit 171
  • David Heneghan, Unit 7
  • Bill Moyes, Unit 128
  • Scott Ryan, Architect Consultant

Mitch Packard, General Manager, and Aidan Miles, Head of Maintenance, are the staff liaisons with the committee.

The committee’s purpose is to improve Chinquapin while keeping the integrity of property.  Secondly, we want to make it as easy as possible to assist you in improving your property even though there are many rules enforced my the TRPA and other governing bodies.

With that in mind, your first step when considering a remodel is to reach out to Mitch Packard, General Manager, or Haley Packard, Committee Chair, to share your ideas and we will discuss with you whether your project is a Fast Track or a General Item (more complex).  We will also direct you a general checklist that can be found here .  All forms for ARC can be found here.

All projects will require approval from the ARC and the Board.  We have regularly scheduled meetings held at 9:30 am on the Friday before the Board Meetings.

Homeowner Remodel/Project Review FAQ’s


Upcoming ARC Meeting Dates

Please submit your request(s) for review by ARC at least ten (10) business days prior to the appropriate meeting dates listed below:

Friday, November 10th 2023 9:30AM 

Friday, January 19th, 2024 9:30AM 

Friday, March 22nd, 2024 9:30AM 

Friday, May 24th, 2024 9:30AM 

Friday, July 12th, 2024 9:30AM 

Friday, August 30th, 2024 9:30AM 

As an appurtenance to the ARC, there are certain Guidelines or Rules to be followed relating to Requests for Architectural Approval by individual Homeowner’s or the CHOA Board for improvements, repairs or upgrades to the individual Homeowner’s unit or common area within the Chinquapin development. These consist of the following:

    1. Architectural Control - Article V -CC&Rs (PDF)
    2. Approval to Construct "Check List" (PDF)
    3. Request to Architectural Review Committee and Hold Harmless and Indemnity Agreement  (PDF)
    4. ARC Chair - Job Description (PDF)
    5. Contractor and Subcontractor Guidelines (PDF)
    6. Contractor Fee Form (PDF)
    1. Deck Expansion/Rebuild/Repair approval Guidelines (PDF)
    2. Homeowner Deck Extension Approval (Two Party Agreement) (PDF)
    3. Front Deck/Porches and Entryway Expansion Guidelines (PDF)
    4. Carport Unit Deck Designs (PDF)
    1. Antennas, Satellite & Wiring - H/O Renovation Guidelines (PDF)
    2. Basement Conversion Guidelines (PDF)
    3. Interior Drain Line Directive (PDF)
    4. Exterior Doors - Guidelines (PDF)
    5. Screen Doors - Guidelines (PDF)
    6. Skylights - Guidelines (PDF)
    7. Windows - Guidelines (PDF)
    8. Appliances, Heaters, Water Heaters, Fans, and Venting Guidelines (PDF)
    9. Fireplace Replacement, Gas and Wood Stove and Insert Installation Guidelines (PDF)


CHOA Mailing Address 

Chinquapin Homeowner's Assoc.
P.O. Box 6001
Tahoe City, CA 96145

WMC Mailing Address

WMC Inc.
P.O. Box 6955
Tahoe City, CA 96145
E-mail: WMC Inc.

WMC Physical Address

Chinquapin Carriage House
3600 North Lake Blvd
Tahoe City, CA 96145

Telephone: (530) 583-2713