Jack’s Bay set for construction start

The Jack’s Bay development is expected to be one of only five “world-class” properties in The Bahamas when it is complete, and its developers explained that Baker’s Bay and Albany needed to come to fruition in order for their development to be seen in such a prestigious light.

Homes in the development are expected to begin going up by the end of January.

In a press release issued yesterday, Jack’s Bay developer Sir Franklyn Wilson explained that investors have placed the Rock Sound, Eleuthera, development in the company of developments like Lyford Cay Club, Albany, Ocean Club Estates and Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club.

“Out of those five communities, we have this combination of leadership with proven capacity in the global arena,” Wilson said.

“But we also have a board of directors comprising leading business people in the country. Our stockholder base is impressive by any concept in The Bahamas.

“So I believe, through that combination of proven global expertise, we have positioned Jack’s Bay to provide the best Bahamian experience.”

According to the release, Jack’s Bay developers see their team of local and foreign professionals like Michael Abbott of Beacon Land Development, architect Bob Colman of Colman Design Group and TGR Design by Tiger Woods, as the competitive edge for the mixed-use Eleuthera community.

Jack’s Bay is expected to have three subdivisions of residential lots and a five-star rated, 52-room lodge, the release said. It added that lots in two of the subdivisions have already been sold and some of those buyers expect to begin construction of their homes by the end of January 2019. Other key amenities include the Salt Spray restaurant, which is well on its way to completion.

Jack’s Bay CEO Jim Goodman said in the release that a 10-hole, par three Tiger Woods designed golf course will add to the allure of the resort and attract all sorts of eager players.

“For years we’ve been trying to figure out how to get more people into the game and how to take advantage of our biggest obstacle in golf, which is time. But I think the short course is a wonderful alternative,” Goodman said.

“The diehard players can be shooting for the pins and trying to make birdies and the kids can be putting from tee to green and enjoying the game. It’s a great family component.”

Developers also revealed in the release that plans for part of the development had to be adjusted recently after it was discovered a turtle sanctuary exists on the property. 

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Chester Robards

Chester Robards rejoined The Nassau Guardian in November 2017 as a senior business reporter. He has covered myriad topics and events for The Nassau Guardian. Education: Florida International University, BS in Journalism

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