The Meadows at Martin Downs Homeowners Association, Inc.
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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE MEADOWS AT MARTIN DOWNS
Sometime prior to 1988, Peter Cummings filed for Permits and for a Planned Urban Development agreement for the land, in Martin County, of which The Meadows was to become a part. The entire tract was largely a swampy area used to graze cattle. Monterey Road was a lightly traveled two lane roadway. Today's Pine Ridge, Charter Club, Monarch Country Club and the other communities in Martin Downs were only plans in the minds of the developers.
Burg & Divosta (later just Divosta) signed an agreement with the developer to build and develop a section of the land then known as Martin Downs, which was to become The Meadows. Cummings signed with other builders to develop parcels which would become Charter Club, Pine Ridge, La Mariposa, West Villages, and Sunset Trace.
He also was the moving force that brought to the area such facilities as the Martin County Marina and Sand Hill Cove. A smart developer, he kept for his own development company all the commercial areas which later became The Villages Shoppes, The Village Center, Publix supermarket, McDonalds, and the bank properties, along with some industrial property west of the West Villages.
Divosta started construction on the site known as The Meadows in 1988 by building two structures from which to sell. One was a Single Family home (Hampton) in what is now known as Greenwich Village, and the other was a four unit Town Home building (Stamford) in what is now known as Lakemont Village. Both types of homes were started in The Meadows at about the same time.
In 1989 a Single Family Home area , now part of Brighton Village, was started with the Hampton model.
In 1991 a Multiple Family area, now known as Ridgewood Village, was started with the first Sun Terrace building, a four unit Patio Home. Also built here was the first section of Capri homes, a two family patio home
In 1990 another Single Family Home area, Mayflower Village, was started, offering the Bedford model.
In 1992 a new Single Family Home model known as a Carmel was added to the nearly built Mayflower Village. Only thirteen (13) of these homes were built.
In 1992 a second section of Capri homes was built in Ridgewood Village.
In 1993-1994, Foxboro Village was constructed with Capri Homes.
In July of 1993 Divosta, who until then ran the Homeowners Association, turned over control of the Homeowners Association to the homeowners' elected Board of Directors which then took over the management and maintenance of the 6 Meadows villages.
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Last updated: 03/06/2012