Saturday, November 3, 2007

11/02 - Meetings to focus on Jekyll plans

The Florida Times-Union
November 2, 2007
Times-Union Correspondent

Georgians will get a chance to review and comment on Jekyll Island's proposed town square center at a series of public meetings to be held this month. The project is considered key to revitalizing the barrier island state park's aging hotels and amenities.

Each 2-hour session will include a presentation of the plan by developer Linger Longer Communities, followed by a question-and-answer session. All comments will be considered by Linger Longer and the Jekyll Island Authority, the island's governing body, in developing the final design.

The current plan proposes three new hotels, a new convention center, time-shares, beach cottage/condos, retail shops, restaurants, an environmental discovery center and a restored wetland park. The proposed site is currently occupied by the Jekyll Island Convention Center, parking lots and the island's retail center.

Meeting times and locations are:
- Nov. 14 - 9 a.m. at the Jekyll Island Convention Center; 3:30 p.m. at the Heritage Bank, 392 Charlie Smith Sr. Highway, St. Marys.
- Nov. 15 - 6:30 p.m. in Knox Gallery at the National Science Center's Fort Discovery, Augusta.
- Nov. 20 - 3:30 p.m. at the Cobb Galleria on Cobb Parkway and Galleria Drive, Atlanta.

Those unable to attend are invited to view the design online and offer comments at
Additional details on Jekyll Island as it exists today can be found at

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