A Community Development District (“District” or “CDD”) is a unit of special-purpose local government established pursuant to Chapter 190, Florida Statutes (“F.S.”). The primary purpose of a CDD is to construct and maintain public infrastructure — roadways, recreation amenities, drainage, and other facilities as authorized within Chapter 190, F.S.
A Community Development District (“CDD” or “District”) is a local unit of special-purpose government created primarily for the purpose of providing infrastructure for new communities and limited to the performance of those specialized functions authorized by the Uniform Community Development District Act of 1980, Chapter 190, Florida Statutes, as amended (the “Act”) . The Act was enacted in 1980 to provide a uniform method for the establishment of independent districts to manage and finance basic community development services, including capital infrastructure required for community developments throughout the State of Florida. The Act provides legal authority for CDDs, such as VillaSol, to finance the acquisition, construction, operations and maintenance of the major infrastructure for community development pursuant to its general law charter (Sections 190.006 through 190.041, F.S.).
Among other provisions, the Act gives the District’s Board of Supervisors the authority to (a) plan, establish, acquire, construct or reconstruct, enlarge or extend, equip, operate and maintain: (i) water management and control for lands within the District and to connect any of such facilities with roads and bridges and (ii) water supply, sewer and wastewater management systems or any combination thereof and to construct and operate connecting intercept or outlet sewers and sewer mains and pipes and water mains, conduits, or pipelines in, along, and under any street, alley, highway, or other public place or ways, and to dispose of any effluent, residue, or other byproducts of such system or sewer system; (iii) District roads equal to or exceeding the specifications of the County in which such District roads are located and street lights; and (iv) with the consent of the local general-purpose government within the jurisdiction of which the power is to be exercised, parks and facilities for indoor and outdoor recreational uses and security; (b) borrow money and issue bonds of the District; (c) impose and foreclose special assessments liens as provided in the Act; and (d) exercise all other powers necessary, convenient, incidental or proper in connection with any of the powers or duties of the District stated in the Act.
The Act does not empower the District to adopt and enforce any land use plans or zoning ordinances, and the Act does not empower the District to grant building permits; these functions are to be performed by general-purpose local governments having jurisdiction over the lands within the District.
The VillaSol CDD was established pursuant to Ordinance No 01-05 of the Board of County Commissioners of Osceola County, Florida effective February 26, 2001, as amended and supplemented. Click here for the ordinance establishing the District.
The District was established for the purposes of managing the design, acquisition, construction, maintenance and operation of the infrastructure necessary for community development within its jurisdiction and related financing. The Act authorizes the District to issue bonds for the purposes, among others, 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, District roads, street lights, and other basic infrastructure projects within or without the boundaries of the District as provided in the Act.
VillaSol is a residential development located in northern Osceola County, Florida, near the Osceola/Orange County line. It encompasses approximately 231 acres located along Boggy Creek Road, east of the intersection with Osceola Parkway, bordered on the north and east by Boggy Creek and a “finger” of East Lake Tohopekaliga, and bordered on the south by undeveloped agricultural and vacant lands.