Telecommunications Master Plan

What is the Telecommunications Master Plan 

Nassau County has hired the consultants, CityScape Consultants, Inc. to create a Wireless Telecommunications Master Plan for Nassau County.

The Telecommunications Master Plan is a County-wide (including municipalities) Plan that identifies and assesses existing wireless communication facilities, determines gaps in existing coverage and provides recommendations for design and siting of future facilities. The analysis will facilitate the development of a wireless telecommunications network that is efficient and will meet the future needs of Nassau County. The purpose of the plan is to provide adequate network service while minimizing visual impacts of the telecommunications infrastructure and maintaining the aesthetics of the community. The plan will also serve as a guide for developing planning policies for future wireless infrastructure that is compliant with state and federal regulations.

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Check It Out! 

The Master Plan is now available. The draft Telecom Ordinance went to the Planning and Zoning Board (PZB) for review during the February 19, 2019 PZB meeting.  The Ordinance was heard by the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners on March 11, 2019 and the final public hearing for adoption was March 25, 2019.  The final approved ordinance is available here.

Public Outreach

We kicked off our Telecommunications Master Plan with meetings in Yulee on 8/15/17, on Amelia Island on 8/16/17, and in West Nassau on 8/17/17. View the presentation given at these meetings. The corresponding survey, found here, was taken by attendees of the outreach sessions. The presentation discusses the types of telecommunication infrastructure, state and federal regulations, and what our consultants, CityScape will be doing for our Telecommunication Master Plan through an example of another community.

Our second Telecommunications Master Plan meetings were held in Yulee on 3/20/18 and Amelia Island on 3/22/18. View the presentation given at these meetings. This presentation reviews telecommunications infrastructure and provides information about different community characteristics found within Nassau County. The presentation also discusses wireless policy solutions and theoretical propagation mapping based on fieldwork and preference surveys. This draft inventory map was presented during the presentation.