What’s at stake? You have a say on future of South Park

JACKSON, Wyo. — As eyes turn south of town as a possible place to grow our community, northern South Park heats up as a likely place for development.

Will housing work there? What about additional infrastructure? Can traffic flow be accommodated?

These and other questions will all need to be answered before any additional development tales place in northern South Park. Now, you can have a say in the future of the mainly agricultural land immediately adjacent to the south boundary of Jackson.

Teton County and the Town of Jackson are seeking interested stakeholders and steering committee members to help create a Neighborhood Plan for northern South Park. The Neighborhood Plan process will determine the future character and allowable development for northern South Park. Members of the public who have an interest in the planning process for the future of this area and our community are encouraged to apply for either or both participation options.

Selected stakeholders will be interviewed or surveyed about their concerns, interests, and knowledge of the area as part of the public engagement process for the Neighborhood Plan. Additionally, members of the community who would like to be more involved and to help guide the planning process may identify their interest in serving on a steering committee. Steering committee members will be required to dedicate significant time to this effort by attending 2-4 meetings per month between November 2020 and July 2021 to provide consistent feedback to the project team (meeting dates and times TBD).

Teton County planning director Chris Neubecker says, “The neighborhood planning process is an important first step in preparing for the development of this site. We are looking forward to hearing from the Jackson Hole community on their vision for the future of northern South Park, and we encourage active participation from all community members.”

Neighborhood planning for northern South Park, also known as Subarea 5.6, is identified in the draft update to the Jackson/Teton County Comprehensive Plan. The upcoming neighborhood planning process is the next step in implementing the community vision for this area. In addition to the stakeholder interviews and steering committee, the public will have more opportunities for participation through community meetings, online surveys, charettes, open houses and other forms of engagement that will be determined once a planning and design consultant has been identified.

To apply, please complete the application online by Sunday, November 8, 2020.

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