The "preferred plan" is based on community feedback and the analysis of market forces, including land costs, infrastructure costs and availability of construction labor. Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

JACKSON, Wyo. —The Northern South Park project planning team has narrowed down the neighborhood plan alternatives toward a “preferred plan”, according to a statement from the county this afternoon.

This “preferred plan” is based on community feedback and the analysis of market forces, including land costs, infrastructure costs and availability of construction labor.

“Planners have received a lot of helpful information on top of all the public input submitted to the team,” said Ryan Hostetter, Teton County principal long range planner. “After a thorough review of feedback from the public and technical advisors, the planning team decided to narrow the neighborhood plan to focus on a “Phase 1″ of the planning area in more detail.”

The community planning effort for Phase 1 is designed to be implemented in a quicker timeframe and results in a realistic, buildable, and affordable product to meet community needs.

“We are working toward wrapping up the process for the release of the “preferred plan” and our next milestone includes meeting with our Steering Committee members on Jan. 13,” said Hostetter.

The Jan. 13 Steering Committee meeting will focus on a discussion of Phase 1 of the draft Preferred Plan.

Feedback from the Steering Committee will be used to make edits to the Preferred Plan, which will then be released for public comment.

Additional opportunities for comment will be available during public meetings with the Teton County and Town of Jackson Planning Commissions jointly. Following Planning Commission hearings, planners will schedule meetings with the Board of County Commissioners and the Jackson Town Council.

The next Steering Committee meeting will take place at 1 p.m. on Jan. 13, 2022. It will be available to view on ZOOM at this link or type in webinar ID: 824 4602 3066.

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.