of a Petition to establish the Sampson Creek Community Development
District, St. Johns County, Petitioner: St. Joe/Arvida Company,
L.P., (FLWAC Case No. CDD-00-001).
On February 14, 2000, the St. Joe/Arvida Company, L.P., submitted
a petition to establish the Sampson Creek Community Development
District (CDD), pursuant to Chapter 190, F.S. Chapter 190, F.S.,
provides that a community development district with the size
of 1,000 acres or more, may be established by rule by the Florida
Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission.
The proposed Sampson Creek CDD comprises approximately
1,015 acres of land located in St. Johns County. The land is
generally located 0.5 miles west of Interstate 95 and on the
south side of County Road 210. The site is located on the east
and west sides of Leo Maguire Road. There are two parcels within
the external boundaries of the proposed District that are to
be excluded from the District. The two out-parcels include a
tower site of approximately 2.4 acres owned by AT&T Communications
of Southern States, Inc., and a cemetery site of approximately
1.3 acres owned by Sampson Cemetery, Inc. The approved development
plan for the proposed CDD contemplates the construction of 799
single family residential dwelling units, with associated retention
areas, roadways, common areas, a recreation complex and an eighteen-hole
golf course including associated maintenance facilities. The
majority of the land in the proposed District is part of a planned
community included in a Planned Unit Development approval issued
by St. Johns County on February 10, 1998.
A public hearing was conducted by the Division of Administrative
Hearings (DOAH) pursuant to Chapter 190, F.S., in St. Johns
County, Florida, on April 10, 2000. The DOAH Administrative
Law Judge submitted a Report to the Commission on May 18, 2000,
making affirmative conclusions on all six factors, pursuant
to section 190.005(1)(e), F.S.
Upon request of the Secretary, the Department of Community
Affairs (DCA) reviewed the petition from the standpoint of its
programs and responsibilities, and the requirements of section
190.005(1)(e), F.S. On March 8, 2000, the DCA submitted comments
concluding the proposed establishment of the CDD is consistent
with the St. Johns County Comprehensive Plan. Additionally,
the DCA reviewed the proposed CDD within the context of the
Florida Department of Transportation variance to the roadway
level of service and applicable plan provisions reflecting the
variance agreement. The DCA concluded that the proposed CDD
is consistent with the variance agreement and applicable plan
Pursuant to Chapter 120, F.S., notices of proposed rulemaking were
published in the Florida Administrative Weekly. No public
hearings were requested and no written comments were received as
a result of the notices.
Approve the proposed final rule establishing the Sampson Creek
Community Development District and authorize the Secretary to
file for rule adoption.
Petition filed by the St. Joe/Arvida Company, L.P., on February
DCA’s letter of comment received on March 8, 2000.
DOAH’s Report to the Commission received on May 18, 2000.
Proposed Final Rule package.