Motel Proposed at Sadler and Ryan

Engineering site plan drawing for the proposed Batten Motel on Ryan Road.

The developer for a proposed motel located at the entrance of the Pirates Bay community is seeking approval from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Plans for the Batten Motel call for five three-story buildings at 2202 Sadler Road. The project is opposite a townhouse development across the street on Ryan Road, the entrance to the Pirates Bay neighborhood.

Location of proposed motel on Ryan Road.

According to documents submitted by Gillette & Associates to FDEP, the project description states, “The proposed project consists of ten (10) motel rooms, a small commercial store, associated parking, stormwater management, access and utilities.”

According to the plan drawings, buildings one through four are three-story, with parking on the first floor, then sleeping quarters on the second and third floors. Building five is a retail/storage/motel building. The first floor will have 300 square feet of retail and 900 square feet of storage. The second and third floors will accommodate sleeping quarters.

“This project will be constructed on a 0.93-acre parcel of land in Nassau County, Florida. The site will be served by two (2) hydraulically connected dry stormwater retention ponds. Potable water and sanitary sewer to be provided by the City of Fernandina Beach and electricity to be provided by Florida Public Utilities.”

The documents cite Amanda Batten as the owner of the property.

Last November, the city commission approved preliminary plat approval for 12 townhouses at Sadler Road and Ryan Road, across the street from the proposed motel project.

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Mark Tomes
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Mark Tomes(@mtomes)
1 month ago

This sounds like a heck of a lot of buildings and activity on less than an acre of land, and all that traffic dumping out on Ryan Road. Wow, if the Pirate’s Bay residence were worried about a few RVs on their road across the street, this should really get their attention.

Noble Member
1 month ago

They won’t be happy until EVERY tree is gone and there is no room left for wildlife anywhere. Old growth trees mean NOTHING! It’s sad. Tree ordinance my foot.