Habitat finishing up Alpine homes, focusing on The Grove next
JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Habitat’s homes at Alpine Meadows are coming along nicely after insulation work was completed last weekend.
Thanks to a donation from Cotton Incorporated Blue Jeans Go Green (BJGG) program, volunteers from Teton Science School and Teton County 4-H were able to install almost one ton of UltraTouch recycled denim on Saturday, April 15.
Habitat also turned its attentions toward The Grove where they enlisted the help of Ken Mahood and Steve Kaness, of Workshop Collaborative, to redesign Phase III of their project in order to bring construction plans and methods in line with our organizational standards.
Habitat for Humanity also worked to change the original concept for Phase III to smaller, simpler units…and more of them. The result reduced the project’s overall footprint by 3,600 square feet , lowered cost estimates by nearly $2 million, and increased the number of units to 24.
Habitat received a green light from the town council for the amended plans on April 3, so it’s full speed ahead now on construction at The Grove. The organization hopes to break ground in June.
“Along with supporting this amendment I would call upon our entire community to find their checkbooks and support this. I know I’m going to,” councilman Don Frank said.
Informational meetings on how to apply for a home at The Grove will take place on Saturday, April 22, 10am at the Alpine Library in Alpine; Wednesday, April 26, 6pm, at the Teton County Library in Jackson; and on Thursday, April 27, 6pm, in Hansen Hall at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Jackson.