St. Simons Island Moratorium Information

It has been brought to the attention of the Glynn County Board of Commissioners that densities of development on St. Simons Island have risen to a level that could adversely affect the health, safety, prosperity, and welfare of the citizens of St. Simons Island, including but not limited to, the ability to provide adequate infrastructure and to provide the necessary services for its citizens.

As such, the Glynn County Board of Commissioners finds that time is needed in order to study, assess, review, consider, and determine the densities and locations of land use development on St. Simons Island for planning purposes and to apply best practices land use planning. The Glynn County Board of Commissioners finds that time is needed to determine whether changes or possible updates may be needed to:
• The Future Land Use Plan for St. Simons Island
• The Zoning Ordinance and other land use development ordinances of Glynn County
• The Tree Preservation Ordinance of Glynn County and possibility of a tree replacement program
• A Landscape Ordinance for St. Simons Island

The Glynn County Board of Commissioners enacted a 90-day moratorium at the regular commission meeting on February 5, 2015 and subsequently enacted a 90-day extension of the moratorium at its special called meeting on May 5, 2015. As such, the moratorium will expire on August 20, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.
PRESS RELEASE: Summary of Moratorium Ordinance Draft Amendments

Links:
Public Meeting Notices
Implementation Plan
Approved Amendments
Power Point Presentations
Amendments - Clarifications and Visuals