William Burgess Overlay District

William Burgess District Context and Connectivity Blueprint 

The PEO Department updated the William Burgess Overlay District to include all the lands east of I-95, West of US-17, South of SR-200 and North of the Nassau River. The Board of County Commissioners approved the William Burgess District Context and Connectivity Blueprint on July 8, 2019 via Ordinances 2019-19 and 2019-20! 

The William Burgess District was discussed at the following public meetings regarding the proposed Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code changes in the William Burgess District. All meetings start at 6pm and are held at BOCC Chambers, 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee, FL: 

  • Tuesday, June 4, 2019 (Planning and Zoning Board)
  • Monday, June 24, 2019 (1st Reading at Board of County Commissioners)
  • Monday, July 8, 2019 (Final Hearing at Board of County Commissioners)

View past outreach presentations here: 

Click here!  to see the FINAL William Burgess Context and Connectivity Blueprint Document

Click here! to see the Appendices for the William Burgess Context and Connectivity Blueprint Document.

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Nassau Crossing PUD 

The Nassau Crossing PUD is the first Planned Unit Development approved within the William Burgess District. It expands on the theme and aesthetic of the William Burgess Vision Book. The Nassau Crossing PUD was unanimously approved by the Board of County Commissioners on December 11, 2017. 

Pages from PUD Document 12-11-17

View the Nassau Crossing PUD Document here.

William Burgess Overlay District

The William Burgess Overlay District is a railroad community reinvented through a vibrant and engaging built environment that captures the essence of the railroad's rich heritage and related cultural progressions and applies that spirit in a new and modern way. The aesthetic is intended to reinvent to social nucleus of Yulee by creating an engaging and creative place by incorporating old styles with a new feel. 

In order to create the theme and aesthetic of the William Burgess District, we created a Vision Book. The Vision Book and design standards were unanimously approved by the Board of County Commissioners on December 11, 2017. 

Pages from Vision Book 12-11-17 Update

View William Burgess District Vision Book here

On November 21, 2019, First Coast APA presented: Development & Form-Based Code Within the William Burgess District. During this presentation, Nassau County staff and local developers offered insight about developing in one of Northeast Florida's first form-based codes. The William Burgess District Context and Connectivity Blueprint (WB CCB) is the implementation tool of the award winning William Burgess District (WBD) Vision Book. The WBD encompasses 5,400 acres and is a hybrid form-based code focusing on quality, compact urbanization and multi-modal connectivity to facilitate the formation of an inclusive community where people can live, work, play, and stay. The WB CCB ensures that civic facilities, such as parks and schools, are available for, and integrated into, the community which will be served by a robust, multi-modal transportation network. Speakers included Taco E. Pope, AICP, Assistant County Manager of Nassau County; Adrienne Burke, AICP, Esq., Nassau County Director of Planning & Economic Opportunity; Greg Matovina, President at Matovina & Company; Valerie Feinberg, AICP, Nassau County Assistant Director of Planning & Economic Opportunity; Kailey Saver, AICP, Nassau County Senior Planner; and Abigail Weiss, AICP, GIS Specialist/Planner I.