- Refurbishment of Sand Bar and Grill nearing completion – grand opening this summer.
- College of Coastal Georgia withdraws plans to take over Fin's restaurant on Jekyll Island.
- Wildlife viewing station and a circular walking trail at Horton Pond (opposite The Villas) have been proposed by the Jekyll Island Foundation.
- Rehabilitation of a troubled tidal marshland on the north side of Ben Fortson Parkway is under consideration. Known as the “stinky pinky” for its pungent odor and discoloration, tidal flow needed to keep the marsh healthy was reduced when the Fortson Parkway was built years ago.
- Construction of the Beach Village retail center is well underway. Several new retail shops, a pair of restaurants and a cafe are among the tenants for the new center. At the May 18th board meeting, the JIA announced that it will own and operate one of the retail outlets, a Life Is Good store which will be built as part of Phase II of the Beach Village. JIA Executive Director Jones Hooks said the cost of the store's build out will be $70,000 and an additional $90,000 will be needed to stock the merchandise. Maxwell's Variety Store and the Wee Pub are also planned for Phase II.
- Another section of the bike trail running northward from the Jekyll airport has been reconstructed. Just a few hundred yards to go before the entire trail has been refurbished!
- The dilapidated Skeet House located in the forest across from the Jekyll airport and left over from the millionaires’ era is now being rebuilt on the north side of Pier Road in Jekyll’s Historic District.
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