Jekyll Island is one of the most unique public assets; being wholly owned by the State of Georgia yet having limited commercial and residential development intended to allow access while not harming the natural environment. A Master Plan is a critical tool in managing this balance, and the Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) has selected the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, a Unit of Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia, to assist in updating the island’s master plan.
Updated Master Plan Draft with Technical Revisions
The purpose of the Master Plan is to reflect the future vision and direction for Jekyll Island and the Jekyll Island Authority. The Authority has clearly expressed interest in working with the General Assembly to set a maximum acreage limit that will supersede the current 65/35 law. The technical revisions to the Master Plan draft now reflects that focus and establishes a framework for moving forward. All of the changes are highlighted within the document so that readers may follow the process more easily.
To review a text version of the 2013 Jekyll Island Master Plan Working Draft, please click on the link below to download the pdf (requires Adobe Reader).
Scheduled for Adoption December 16, 2013
Public Meeting to Review the Plan
6:00 p.m. October 22, 2013 Jekyll Island Convention Center