A Community Development District (“CDD” or “District”) is a local unit of special-purpose government, created pursuant to Chapter 190, Florida Statutes (“F.S.”), and is limited to the performance of those specialized functions authorized therein. The Poinciana CDD was established by the Florida Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission, pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 190, F.S., and is authorized to provide certain infrastructure improvements as outlined in the engineer’s report for the community. (Click here to review the various engineer’s reports.) Once the infrastructure is built, the CDD is then required to maintain these public facilities. Services for this CDD include maintenance of CDD stormwater management, landscaping, ponds, and other District facilities as outlined in the engineer’s reports and the fiscal year budgets.
Florida law does not allow for the District to adopt and enforce any land use plans or zoning ordinances, nor does it allow the District to grant building permits. These functions are to be performed by general-purpose local governments, such as Polk County, that have jurisdiction over the lands within the District.
What is the purpose of the Poinciana CDD?
The District was created to finance and manage the acquisition, construction, operate and maintain of a portion of the infrastructure necessary for community development.
The Ordinance establishing the District authorizes the District to issue bonds for the purpose of financing, funding, planning, establishing, acquiring, constructing or reconstructing, enlarging or extending, equipping, operating, and maintaining water management, water supply, sewer and wastewater management, bridges or culverts, roadways, tunnels, street lights, and other basic infrastructure projects within or without the boundaries of the District as provided in the establishment Ordinance.
What does the Poinciana CDD own and maintain?
The District owns and maintains the stormwater management ponds as well as two tunnels. Maintenance activities include aquatic weed control, midge control, landscaping of the District’s common areas.
Poinciana CDD encompasses approximately 3,240 acres of mixed-use development in northeast Polk County, south of Pleasant Hill Road/Cypress Parkway, west of Marigold Avenue except for the Solivita East neighborhood south of Cypress Parkway and for the Venizia neighborhood south of Walnut Street, and east of Poinciana West CDD.
The Poinciana CDD is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors (the “Board”), and they encourage the public to attend their meetings to learn more about the community and to see local government at work.
All records of the District are subject to Florida’s Public Records Laws, and as such, are available for the public’s review at the District Office during normal business hours. We have included many of the commonly requested items on this website under Public Records for your convenience.
For any questions that are not answered on this website, please feel free to contact the District Office.