Needs and Wants
JACKSON HOLE, WY – The only housing project voters approved in the May SPET election is stalled for now. A sole construction bid for the Teton County Parks and Recreation housing and maintenance project came in almost 80 percent over the anticipated budget, and while many of the conversations about the housing crisis have focused on supply versus demand, it seems the community is currently oversaturated with development projects and short the people to complete them. Now, town and county electeds will have to decide what to prioritize: voter-approved housing dollars, or critical Parks and Rec maintenance building updates.
Voters approved $2.9 million of funding for a housing project on the Parks and Recreation maintenance facility in the May SPET election, but the total cost of the housing project plus maintenance facility upgrades has brought housing to a halt for now. The housing development as proposed would put 21 rental units above a new Parks and Rec maintenance facility and administration building.
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