The Bloomingdale Homeowners Association (BHA) adopted new Neighborhood Standards during the July 2016 board meeting with an effective date of August 1, 2016. Developed in partnership with the county’s Code Enforcement Department and based solely on existing Hillsborough County Code Ordinances, the standards are legally enforceable by county code officers.
While aimed primarily at our non-mandated neighborhoods, see list below, the standards are applicable to our mandatory HOA neighborhoods too. These standards provide residents a baseline for property maintenance and are designed to protect property values and quality of life.
Our mandated HOA neighborhoods already have enforceable deed restrictions in place that typically are more restrictive than the county ordinances that make up the new standards document. In addition, our mandatory HOA neighborhoods have violation and assessment committees, and procedures well established and working successfully.
There are two options for residents in any Bloomingdale community to submit complaints. Residents may contact county directly or the BHA. See boxed insert for contact information. Complaints in our mandated neighborhoods must first be submitted to the appropriate mandatory board or property management company.
The new standards follow the Association’s three-year undertaking to update deed restrictions and create a mandatory master association in our voluntary neighborhoods. While this effort did not pass, the BHA continued to seek ways to keep our community thriving and a place we can all be proud to call our home…hence the neighborhood standards program.
Non-Mandated neighborhoods include: Augusta Village, Bloomingdale Estates, Bloomingdale Oaks, Bloomingdale Trace, Bloomingdale West, Chadd’s Ford, Cypress Reserve, Fairway Manor, Fairway Park, Oakcrest, Sandy Creek Manors, Bloomingdale Pointe, Pine Oaks, Spring Lake, Stratford Trace, and Windsor Woods.
Neighborhood Standards and Reference Links
Neighborhood Sign Program aka “Name your Neighborhood”- This program is complete! Every neighborhood in the community is named — 32 to be precise!
All entryway sign maintenance is handled by the Bloomingdale Special Taxing District.
One of the missions of the Bloomingdale Homeowners Association (BHA) is to foster neighborhood pride, identity, and build a sense of community. Thanks in part to grants from the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners and funds from the BHA, that mission continues with the Association’s efforts to ensure that every neighborhood in the community has a name and identity through the “Name Your Neighborhood” Program.
The final phase of this program is nearing completion. In the last 7 years, the BHA has overseen the funding, resident naming, and sign construction and installation for 8 unnamed neighborhoods in the community. In August 2013, the BHA applied for and, in December, received funds to help defray the costs of naming the two remaining “nameless” Bloomingdale neighborhoods, Section A and Section M. Sign installation begins June 2014 in Bloomingdale Pointe and Fairway Park, respectively.