Advocate’s for responsible stewardship of Georgia’s coastal resources are protesting a proposal by Sea Island Acquisition (SIA), LLC – a partnership of four billionaire real estate investors who recently bought the bankrupt Sea Island Company – to sell home sites on a narrow and rapidly eroding sand spit on the island’s southern end. The Spit project, which is the most outrageous development plan to hit the Golden Isles since the now abandoned scheme to pack Jekyll Island’s beachfront with hundreds of condos, was recently okayed by the county’s Planning Commission despite a host of factors arguing against the project’s approval.
IPJI and other organizations concerned about reckless coastal building and the precedent that will be set if sand spit development is allowed, have mounted a multi-faceted campaign to persuade the Glynn County Board of Commissioners to stop the project by rezoning the Spit as a conservation area.
To go to the Save the Spit website and read about the Spit project and the controversy swirling around it, click here. To read columnist, Dark Yarbrough's take on the Spit issue, click here. To read Sea Island Acquisition's rebuttal of Mr. Yarbrough's column, click here. Save the Spit campaign sets the record straight for Sea Island Acquisitions, click here.
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