Jekyll Island Carrying Capacity & Infrastructure Assessment

The Jekyll Island Carrying Capacity and Infrastructure Study was prepared by Sand County Studios in conjunction with Hayden Tanner, Heritage Strategies, Sherwood Engineers and Silver Mountain Solutions at the direction of the Jekyll Island Authority staff and the Jekyll Island Authority Board of Directors in response to RFP 336 (December 18, 2017).

The Jekyll Island Carrying Capacity and Infrastructure Study seeks to determine the number of people, vehicles, and development that the island can accommodate while still maintaining its unique character. This assessment includes recommendations that are fact-based, and inclusive of a variety of perspectives and data sources. A collaborative process was undertaken with JIA, business owners, residents, visitors, Board members, employees, state and local officials, academics and scientists, and members of the conservation community to arrive at certain conclusions.

Sand County Studios, nor its affiliates, neither warrants nor represents that the information contained in this report is accurate, complete, sufficient or appropriate for use by any person or entity other than the Jekyll Island Authority. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Jekyll Island Authority.

Sand County Studios is a consulting group headquartered in Smyrna, Georgia.  The project team for this study is changing how the world balances environmental systems with the built environment.