JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The public will get its first look at a proposed workforce housing project near Munger Mountain Elementary School (MMES) as organizers have scheduled an open house this week to talk it over.
Larry Huhn, a 40-year Jackson resident and owner of Hoback Market, has partnered with local engineering and planning firm Y2 Consultants on a housing project that could boost workforce housing stock at a price point promised to be affordable to most families. Huhn also owns Old West Cabins south of town. An additional dozen units are currently being added to the 26-unit neighborhood.
A public engagement process to develop the new residential neighborhood near Munger Mountain Elementary School is slated to begin with the first meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 7 from 4-6pm at the Lodge at Jackson Hole Conference Center. All are invited to attend and take part in this forum to discuss the potential new neighborhood.
“As we enter the exploratory phase of this proposal, we are committed to considering the interests of all stakeholders,” Huhn said. “It is our goal to support the working families of our valley with this neighborhood, but in reality this project will also serve the greater interests of our entire community; so we want to hear the opinions, concerns, and questions of our neighbors throughout the process, starting with this introductory public meeting.”
The property in question is an 84-acre parcel adjacent on the south to the 20-acre site owned by the Teton County School District for MMES. It is owned by a trust in the Robertson family name (Dell and Leora Robertson).
Huhn and the Y2 Consultants team will provide a brief background of the idea and process, present a broad vision for the neighborhood, and then open the meeting up to a Q&A format. Refreshments will be served. All residents of Teton County are urged to attend, learn more, and offer their perspectives.