Community Development District Overview

The Artisan Lakes Community Development District (“District”) is an independent local unit of, special-purpose government, created pursuant to and existing under the provisions of Chapter 190, Florida Statutes, and established by Ordinance 07-64, adopted of the Board of County Commissioners of Manatee County, Florida which became effective on August 7th, 2007.

The District currently encompasses approximately eight hundred fifty-four (854.285) acres of land located entirely within Manatee County, Florida. As a local unit of special-purpose government, the District provides an alternative means for planning, financing, constructing, operating and maintaining various public improvements and community facilities within its jurisdiction.

A District provides the “solution” to Florida’s need to provide valuable community infrastructure generated by growth, ultimately without overburdening other governments and their taxpaying residents. Community Development Districts represent a major advancement in Florida’s effort to manage its growth effectively and efficiently. This allows a community to establish higher construction standards, meanwhile providing a long-term solution to the operation and maintenance of the community’s facilities.

District Administration

The District Manager’s responsibilities include:

  • Preparation and submittal of a proposed operations and maintenance budgets for Board 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
  • Additional duties as directed by the Board