What is the future we want to see for Jekyll Island?
Throughout May and June 2022, the JIA is updating its Code of Ordinances and Design Review Guidelines to provide an updated code for Jekyll Island. These updated codes are meant to reflect new technology and new uses, reorganize chapters to align similar regulations, and address a list of key issues based on public input, JIA staff and the contractor’s review of Code.
Updated codes will reflect how the island will grow and should reflect the JIA Master Plan, which includes the carrying capacity and infrastructure assessment, adopted in December 2021.
You can help
Make your voice heard! Code revision affects everything from development to green space and protections of wildlife, so it’s crucial that we all communicate our values and opinions. Attend one or all of the public meetings to express your concerns and learn others are saying. Together, we can protect what we love about Jekyll Island for generations to come.
“Even without planned development, visitation is expected to continue to increase significantly. Everyone has been feeling these growing pains, and the JIA must address our concerns before it’s too late.”
Contact Susan for more information about OHM’s work to protect Jekyll Island and other barrier islands—and how you can help.