Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is completing their employee housing project behind the K-mart. As the begin to plan for the next phase, they have decided that they now want more density. This is in addition to the density bonus the Town gave them for the initial phase. We did not oppose the original project which built 3 story buildings in a neighborhood that is 2 stories or less. Now they want to build 4 stories! We believe this is too much density for this neighborhood. The project is scheduled to be heard by the Town Planning Commission on December 3rd. If you think this is too much, contact the Town Council.
Are you curious about what is being proposed in the new zoning regulations for the Downtown area? Click the link below and read on to see if we can answer your questions. You can send comments to Town Council.
Shooting Star is asking our County Commissioners to remove one of the conditions of approval for their 2005 Resort Zoning. The change would allow 68 units to be rented short term. This condition was placed on the development because the Commissioners were trying to make at least part of Teton Village into a real village with people who lived there rather than just vacationed there. There was also concern about the impacts of more short term rentals. The impacts include increased traffic on Highway 390 and more demand for workers who put more pressure on the employee housing market. Shooting Star is already allowed short term rentals in 112 units. Why do they need more? Please contact the Commissioners and ask them to “vote no” on Short Term Rentals for Shooting Star.
Town Council is proposing regulations to allow all but the very largest development projects to avoid public hearings. Why are they doing this? Because they heard from developers that it was a hardship to wait 90 to 120 days for “due process.” If you don’t want to be muzzled, contact Town Council and the Mayor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell them you want to be allowed to comment on future projects.