Manatee County’s newest community will be called Poling Gardens!
Manatee County Habitat for Humanity’s fourth subdivision, Poling Gardens, received approval from the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners on December 5th. Poling Gardens is named after the original farm owner’s family and joins Village of the Palms, Washington Park and Hope Landing as the latest subdivision created by Manatee Habitat since it was founded in 1994.
Located in the Samoset Neighborhood, this 3-acre subdivision will consist of 16 single story homes for first time home buyers who will have each contributed between three and four hundred hours of “sweat equity” prior to purchasing the homes with an interest free loan.
The Manatee County Planning Commission unanimously approved the plans at a meeting on November 14th. Manatee County is contributing to the new subdivision by bringing the water lines to the property line.
The planned 16 home development will provide much needed affordable housing to families in need of safe and secure housing. Poling Gardens has now received final approval and will begin construction in 2020. Over the next year Manatee County Habitat for Humanity is renewing and strengthening its commitment to build a world where everyone has a decent place to live and the opportunity for a better future. This effort will build on work being performed by other Habitats across the country.