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2011-168-1561-Z-112 - Supporting the Expansion of Majorca Isles CDD City of Miami Gardens Zoning Agenda Memo Zoning Board Meeting Date: October 5, 2011 Item Type: (Enter X in box) Resolution Ordinance Other X Fiscal Impact: (Enter X in box) Yes No Ordinance Reading: (Enter X in box) 1st Reading 2nd Reading x Public Hearing: (Enter X in box) Yes No Yes No X Funding Source: (Enter Fund & Dept) Advertising Requirement: Yes No X Contract/P.O. Required: Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #: X Strategic Plan Related: Yes No Strategic Plan Priority Area: Enhance Organizational Bus. & Economic Dev Public Safety Quality of Education Qual. of Life & City Image Communication Strategic Plan Obj./Strategy: X N/A Sponsor Name: Dr. Danny Crew, City Manager Department: Planning and Zoning Department Short Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE BOUNDARIES OF THE MAJORCA ISLES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT BY THE MIAMIDADE COUNTY COMMISSION; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Staff Summary: Background In 2007 the Majorca Isles Community Development District (CDD) requested this expansion of its’ CDD that includes approximately 53.95 acres in order to add the Walden Commercial Tract “A” area comprising approximately 6.4 acres for a total CDD area of 60.35 acres. The CDD expansion encompasses the property approved by Resolution 2005‐145‐322‐Z‐42 for the development of an 86 unit townhouse development. The purpose of the CDD is to off‐set water distribution facilities, sanitary sewer facilities, and the drainage/stormwater management system. In September 2007 the City Council deferred this item because certain drainage issues had not been resolved for existing, already completed townhouse development. Those projects had been approved prior to incorporation. ITEM 7-A) CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION Majorca Isles Community Development District Majorca Isles Community Development District Expansion Request CDD‐2007‐0001 Per the attached letter dated August 30, 2011, the City’s Public Works Department has permitted and approved certain drainage improvements that have solved previous drainage problems. DR Horton, the developer of the properties, accomplished the work. Current Situation DR Horton (the developer) is now ready to construct the townhouses approved for Tract “A,” the subject of the Majorca Isles Community Development District Expansion. Tract “A” needs to be incorporated into the CDD in order for the supporting infrastructure to be developed in a manner consistent with the balance of the development. The City Council’s action will be forwarded to Miami‐Dade County for consideration because the county regulates special taxing districts such as community development districts. Additional information regarding this project is provided below in lieu of a staff recommendation: Applicant: Majorca Isles Community Development District Agent: Michael C. Eckert, Hopping Green & Sams, P.A. 123 South Calhoun Street Tallahassee, FL 32314 850‐222‐7500, fax 850‐224‐8551 Application No. DD‐2007‐0001 Location: 1344 N.W. 206 Terrace Land Area: 6.4 acres Future Land Use: Neighborhood Existing Zoning: NC, Neighborhood commercial Requested Action: Expand Majorca Isles Community Development District to include Tract “A” Proposed Action: Staff recommends that the Council approve the proposed resolution. Attachments: • Exhibit “A”, Letter Dated August 31, 2011 Requesting to Expand the Majorca Isles Community Development District • Exhibit “B”, Updated Petition to Amend the Boundaries of the Majorca Isles Community Development District • Exhibit “C”, Memorandum Dated August 30, 2011 – Majorca Isles – Drainage Improvements Permit PW‐2009‐002026 Majorca Isles Community Development District Expansion Request CDD‐2007‐0001 EXHIBIT “A”, LETTER DATED AUGUST 31, 2011 REQUESTING TO EXPAND THE MAJORCA ISLES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT Majorca Isles Community Development District Expansion Request CDD‐2007‐0001 EXHIBIT “B”, UPDATED PETITION TO AMEND THE BOUNDARIES OF THE MAJORCA ISLES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT See attached binder Majorca Isles Community Development District Expansion Request CDD‐2007‐0001 EXHIBIT “C”, MEMORANDUM DATED AUGUST 30, 2011 – MAJORCA ISLES – DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS PERMIT PW-2009-002026