Baymeadows Special Taxing District Proposed To Fix Streets, Sidewalks And More

Jun 12, 2019

Neighborhood leaders in Baymeadows want to create a dependent special taxing district to repair the private community's stormwater, street and sidewalk infrastructure.

Jacksonville District 11 City Council Member Danny Becton, who represents the area, said Monday the Baymeadows Community Improvement District would be the first time a private community in Jacksonville used Florida's dependent special district statute for infrastructure repair.

Becton plans to introduce legislation in July that would create the DSTD, adding a line-item fee to the property taxes of Baymeadows residential and commercial property owners to pay for fixing aging roads and curbs, retention ponds and street lighting.

The special district boundaries are stretch along Baymeadows Road from Paseo Drive East to Interstate 95 on the southern edge to Baymeadows Circle West to Highway 115 in the north.

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