Finally, the abandoned Golden Isles Inn on U.S. 17 is being demolished. This will certainly improve the gateway to the Golden Isles. However, there are some concerns relating to the development being proposed for the property and the abandoned trailer park adjacent to it.

There are many beautiful oak trees on the property, and the proposed 200-plus apartment units comprised of nine three-story buildings, over 60 townhomes, 24,000 square feet of commercial retail space comprised of three buildings and associated parking and infrastructure will result in removing most of these trees. Replacing trees with concrete is not conducive to the environment and does not comport with the master plans for the city or the county.

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