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Potential Zoning Change Threatens More Trees

Once again, spurred by developers, the County may be asked to overturn current zoning to enable construction of condominiums.

The first item on the agenda of the August 8th, Nassau County Development Review Committee meeting was the Amelia Baptist Church Expansion and Residential Development Pre-Application. The church is planning to expand and construct a condominium development.

The parcels in question: 96113, 96117 Buccaneer Trail, and 1356 Shadow Woods Lane, total about 10 acres and contain a number of mature live oaks. The parcels are outlined in red in the pictures below.

In addition to the destruction of yet another stand of Live Oaks, there are a number of important objections to development of this site. Read more in the Fernandina Observer article, Amelia Baptist Church Seeks to Rezone, Expand and Sell to Developer.

After the DRC Meeting. Fernandina Observer published a follow-up article naming Artisan as the developer working with the church on this proposal. Baptist church partners with Artisan Homes for proposed riverfront condo project on wooded lot

Part of the application notes that, "ABC entered into negotiations to sell a portion of its property to a third party. This sale would allow redevelopment of the church facilities and provide a compatible residential waterfront community."

Proposed plan for Tract 2.


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