CARD responds to Nassau County's teaming up with Riverstone against Citizens
Amelia Tree Conservancy joins the fight as Plaintiff in the suit against the county
In response to Nassau County's actions to side with Riverstone, CARD issued a press release, "Nassau County Wants to Team with Riverstone Against Citizen Groups"
Nassau County Wants to Team with Riverstone
Against Citizen Groups
In response to our complaint filed on May 24, Nassau County filed "Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint and Motion for Attorneys' Fees" through its recently retained outside counsel, Bartlett, Loeb, Hines & Thompson of Tampa, FL.
We are preparing our response
Judge Eric Roberson, Circuit Court Judge of Nassau County, approved the Joint request from Riverstone and Nassau County for an additional stay of 90 days. This was requested because of the CARD filing against the settlement agreement so that the parties could assess "what impact, if any, the CARD Action will have upon the Parties' settlement agreement."
May 24: The Citizens Against Runaway Development (“CARD”) filed suit against Nassau County yesterday in the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court. The suit seeks to prevent a settlement agreement between Nassau County and Riverstone Properties, LLC, from becoming effective. Read the complaint here
On May 3, The Editorial Board of the Fernandina Beach News-Leader slammed the BOCC for voting in favor of the settlement - see below
On April 24, 2023, Nassau County BOCC voted to approve a lopsided settlement with Riverstone Development, releasing Riverstone to immediately develop the property with building heights of up to 85 ft
This agreement reverses the decision made by the BOCC in May 2022