Neighbors push back against townhomes near downtown Fernandina

Published on December 15, 2022 at 12:07 pm

A proposal to tear down four homes and make way for townhouses just steps away from historic downtown Fernandina Beach drew dozens of people to a Planning Advisory Board meeting Wednesday night.

Residents pushed back against the proposal, sharing concerns about how they believe the development would change the character of the neighborhood and community. Others cited concerns over flooding and traffic.

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“This is going to ruin my neighborhood, my historic home,” said Fernandina Beach resident Grace Cascone.

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author image Anne Maxwell is an award-winning investigative reporter who joined News4Jax in August 2021. Anne previously worked at WSPA in Greenville, South Carolina, as a reporter and fill-in anchor.

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