Who We Are
The Currents Community Development District is an independent special district established pursuant to Chapter 190, Florida, Statutes. Collier County, Florida established the District on June 27, 2019 by Ordinance No. 2019-14 Collier County, (the “Ordinance”). The District was established for two primary public purposes: First, is to finance, construct/acquire the required infrastructure required for the Community. This infrastructure can consists of the construction/acquisition of all facilities outlined in Chapter 190.011 and 190.012, Florida Statutes. The Ordinance establishing the District can be found on the links page of the web site.
The District is located approximately four miles southeast of C.R. 951 (Collier Boulevard) in unincorporated Collier County, Florida. The project lies within Section 13, Township 51 South, Range 26 East, and Sections 18 and 19, township 51 South, Range 27 East, and is bounded to the northeast by Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41), south of Sandpiper Drive.
The District is part of a master planned community development (the “Master Development”) consisting of approximately 516.3 +/- acres located within the existing Fiddler’s Creek/Marco Shores DRI/PUD in Collier County, The Master Development is located within the area zoned by Collier County as Planned Unit Development (PUD), pursuant to Ordinance No. 18-27.
Legal Powers and Authority
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 community development districts (such as the District) to finance the acquisition, construction, operation and maintenance of the major infrastructure for community development pursuant to its general law charter (Sections 190.006 through 190.041, Florida Statutes).
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 systems and facilities for: (i) water management and control for lands within the District and to connect any of such facilities with roads and bridges; (ii) water supply, sewer and waste-water 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, (a) 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 Act exempts all property owned by the District from levy and sale by virtue of an execution and from judgment liens, but does not limit the right of any owner of lands of the District to pursue any remedy for enforcement of any lien or pledge of the District in connection with its bonds, including the Series 2006 Bonds.