Neighborhood planning for northern South Park, also known as Subarea 5.6, is in phase 2. Photo: Town of Jackson

JACKSON, Wyo. — Tomorrow March 10, the Town and County will hold an online workshop open to the public. There will be two sessions, the first from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the second from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Both sessions will be held via Zoom.

According to the Northern South Park Neighborhood Plan website, “the first step in creating a neighborhood plan is to form a community vision for the site.”

A community survey was conducted online. The responses will be reviewed at the public workshops, “with the purpose of refining a community vision for the future of Northern South Park.”

Planners are hoping the workshops will provide a foundation for the neighborhood plan and inform the next phase of the project and plan alternatives, as well as “widen accessibility for participation in creating a vision for Northern South Park to all members of our community.”

The Northern South Park neighborhood plan is in the second phase of the five-phase process. Following the workshops, the plan will move to phase 3, Scenario Development. This phase consists of the consultant team creating three alternative scenarios. The scenarios will be modeled to gauge the fiscal, environmental, transportation, affordability, job creation, and infrastructure impacts. Two public presentations will be conducted, presenting each scenario to the community for input.

The neighborhood plan has a conclusion date of July 31, 2021. In September the Board of County Commissioners voted against the rezoning without a neighborhood plan. The neighborhood plan will need to be approved by both the Board of County Commissioners and the Jackson Town Council before moving forward with development.

The proposal by the Gill family would have guaranteed that 200 lots would be permanently deed restricted. Image: Courtesy Teton County

On March 2, the Teton County Board of County Commissioners voted in favor of approving the sketch plan for an 84 unit subdivision on the 26 acres of land at the corner of South Park Loop Rd and Dairy Lane, owned by the Gill family, JHHR Holdings, LLC. This parcel is separate from the 74 acres proposed for rezoning.

The sketch plan for an 84 unit subdivision located on 26 acres at 1500 South Park Loop Rd. was approved by the Board on March 2. Photo: Sketch Plan 2020-0001

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.