SR 200 Master Plan (Timber-to-Tides Trail)
County planning staff is currently completing the master plan. The study corridor runs from Police Lodge Road west of I-95 and continues east to the Intracoastal Waterway, approximately 13.2 miles. Plan elements will be proposed to the Planning and Zoning Board and County Commission for adoption with the following key development and design standards:
- Incentives and standards to encourage the transformation of strip centers into vibrant mixed-use communities over time;
- “Placemaking” standards to improve the aesthetics and function of future development;
- Context-sensitive land use and zoning recommendations;
- Design and implementation strategies for signage, wayfinding, and identity; and
- Low impact design strategies for addressing stormwater retention in a coordinated way.
The goals of this study are to transform SR 200/A1A into a place that functions not just as a major roadway, but a place that provides different opportunities for living and working, and creates a sense of place in Nassau County based on our community’s history, character, and quality of life. The County is seeking a long-term design plan for the Corridor so that it is still functional and of value to the community over the long-term. The Corridor Study will emphasize community identity, enhance the public realm and streetscape, encourage recreation and bicycle and pedestrian activity, promote compact mixed-use development patterns, and improve environmental quality and floodplain management, while also attracting private investment and making use of already developed sites.
Public input over 2019 included 12 events including several open houses, a booth at the Fernandina Farmers Market and Railroad Days, and shopping center parking lot kiosks.