Community Development District Overview
Triple Creek (the “Development”) is a master-planned community located on approximately 1,176.185 acres of land (the “Development”)1 generally located in the Riverview area of unincorporated Hillsborough County, Florida (the “County”); approximately ten (10) minutes from Brandon and twenty-five (25) minutes from downtown Tampa. The site features a 50-acre natural lake, multiple wetland conservation areas, rolling topography, and is bordered on two (2) sides by county preservation land including the Balm-Boyette Scrub Nature Preserve. Pursuant to a petition filed by Triple Creek, LLC, the Triple Creek Community Development District (the “District”), a local unit of special-purpose government, was established by Ordinance No. 07-14 adopted by the County Commission on May 11, 2007. Lands within the boundary of the district encompasses 1,176.185 acres of land in unincorporated Hillsborough County.
The District was established for the purpose of financing, acquiring, constructing, maintaining and operating all or a portion of the public infrastructure necessary for the community development within the District as required for its functional development consistent with the applicable independent unit of local government. The District generally provides on-site management of stormwater facilities (not otherwise within public rights-of-way) and wetlands, monumentation of main and neighborhood entryways, landscaping and irrigation of roadways and common areas, neighborhood parks, trails and recreational amenity areas as well as street lighting. Other infrastructure improvements funded by the District have been dedicated to Hillsborough County and accepted for operation and maintenance. The district encompasses 1,176.185 acres of land in unincorporated Hillsborough County.
Community Development District Organization
The Triple Creek Community Development District (the “District”) is organized similar to other local governments in Florida, in that the legislative body is composed of a five-member board known as the Board of Supervisors. The Board establishes the policy of the District in accordance with Florida law. The Board, by law, must hire a District Manager and District Counsel. Staff members operate utilizing the same formalities as a County Administrator and County Attorney. The Board, through review of advertised Requests for Qualifications, ranks and selects a District Engineer to perform the engineering needs of the District. The District staff administers the operations of the District and implements the Board’s policies and contracts.
The District Manager’s responsibilities include:
- Preparation and submittal of a proposed operations and maintenance budgets for Board of Supervisors review and action.
- Preparation of contract specifications for District operations, including community appearance, waterway management, street lighting and facilities maintenance.
- File all required forms and documents with state and local agencies.
- Attend all Board of Supervisor meetings.
- Implement the policies of the Board of Supervisors.
- Additional duties as directed by the Board of Supervisors.
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