The Westin Jekyll Island hotel under construction of Georgia's coast. Credit: Jekyll Island Authority
Photo: HANDOUT
Photo: HANDOUT

The future of Jekyll's Island

Jekyll Island is a favorite getaway for Atlantans — and home to a dispute over development on the state-owned barrier island. Today, a coastal environmentalist criticizes approval of a 200-room hotel whose height, he says, will harm Jekyll’s natural beauty. A spokesman for the governing Jekyll Island Authority declined an invitation to write an op-ed in response but said the project adheres to building guidelines approved long ago.

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