Southgate Civic Club Update - Summary of Deed Restrictions

The Southgate Civic Club recently recorded a summary of the deed restrictions (Restrictions) for all sections of the neighborhood.  The pace of redevelopment in recent years, which includes a trend to construction of larger, taller, and more complex structures, has given rise to questions that cannot be answered by examining the face of Southgate’s Restrictions. Consequently, evaluation of proposed construction in some cases has required significant legal and factual research, analysis, and litigation before Texas courts. Among other things, the Civic Club has evaluated the general plan and scheme of the subdivision; the text of Southgate’s restrictive covenants; historic practice interpreting both the general plan and scheme and specific restrictive covenants; court decisions in Southgate and neighboring deed restricted communities, including cases brought by Southampton neighborhood; and, statutes passed by the legislature since 1938.  The pace of change continues to pose unanticipated questions. However, based on issues presented to date, the summary reflects the Civic Club's current interpretation of the Restrictions. This summary will be reviewed and revised from time to time, and revisions will be posted here in an updated summary. To download the summary of deed restrictions, Click Here.

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