Submitted by Adrienne Burke
March 14, 2019 1:52 p.m.
In response to the Fernandina Beach News Leader article in today’s edition, the County offers the following information regarding Parcel 39-1N-29-0000-0001-0000.
The site is approximately 55.5 acres. The zoning classification is Residential General – Two (RG-2). RG-2 allows for structures up to seven (7) stories and 85 feet in height.
The Future Land Use Map designation of Medium Density Residential (MDR) allows for the property to be developed at three dwelling units per upland acre. The property has an existing entitlement of approximately 150 dwelling units.
Based on existing entitlements under the current land use and zoning designations, the site could be developed with roughly 150 dwelling units allocated between a series of (up to) seven (7) story buildings standing 85′ in height. To do anything else on the property would require a Future Land Use Map amendment and rezoning.
Under existing land use and zoning, a proposed project would require going through the County’s Development Review Committee and development processes. Changes to land use and zoning would also require following County processes. The Nassau County Planning and Economic Opportunity Department has not received any applications for development. Because of that, the specific process to follow has not been initiated.
Nassau County has had an initial discussion with the development team regarding the site. As explained to the County, the development team are currently conducting due diligence on the property including soil samples, tree surveys, etc. which involves a minimal level of site work.
The Nassau County Planning and Economic Opportunity Department is charged with leading long-range and current planning for the community, with a focus on technical planning, implementation and management of the Land Development Code and Comprehensive Plan, development and site plan review, and assistance to citizens, the Board of County Commissioners, County Manager and other staff, advisory boards, government agencies, and the private sector regarding growth and development in Nassau County. For more information on our Plan, Code, or current initiatives, visit www.nassaucountyfl.com/planning, call (904) 530-6300 or email [email protected].