The Martin Downs Planned Unit Development was created August 8, 1980 by Southern Realty Group, Inc. The control of the 3,800 home development was turned over to the Martin Downs Property Owners Association (MDPOA) May 1, 2000. The Planned Unit Development covers an area of approximately 2,600 acres and is home to approximately 10,000 residents within 23 individual residential associations. An integral part of the community is the three major commercial shopping centers with banks, restaurants, medical facilities, specialty shops, general retail outlets, offices, and a supermarket. The master planned community also has an elementary school, a day care center, a middle school, and a church. Residents of Martin Downs not only have the convenience and comfort of having all of these services and amenities within walking distance of their homes; most also have the security of a twenty four hour patrol service operated by MDPOA.
The mission of The Martin Downs Property Owners Association, Inc, is to preserve and enhance the property values and the quality of life of the property owners. Responsibilities and activities of the MDPOA are funded through assessments paid by the residential and commercial property owners.
The affairs of the Master Association are managed by a Board of Directors. Each Member of the Association appoints one member of the Board. The Board appoints an Executive Committee consisting of seven members. This Committee governs the MDPOA and consists of a representative from The Meadows, Monarch Country Club West Villages, East Villages, Sunset Trace, Institutional Parcels, and the Association President.
The day-to-day operation of the MDPOA is managed through the Executive Committee by an on-site Administrator. There are four standing committees made up of representatives from the above listed communities. These are Surface Water Management, Security, Budget, and Landscaping.
Surface Water Surface Water Map
The Surface Water Management Committee of the MDPOA, under permit of the South Florida Water Management System, operates and maintains all lakes, bulkheads, weirs, culverts and swales in the Martin Downs area. They are also responsible for all plant and marine life in the lakes. The system controls all surface and storm waters in the area. It was designed to handle nine inches of rain in a three day period.