County buys land for affordable housing

The foundation for Jackson’s next housing project is laid, with two lots on West Kelly set aside for affordable and workforce units.

The county paid $1.7 million to attorney Michael Clement and Linda Clement on Thursday for the property, and the town will reimburse 45 percent. Both lots — which will be transferred to the Jackson/Teton County Housing Authority — are zoned at the highest level, NH-1, which enables a bonus that allows developers additional density in exchange for building workforce housing.

“We kind of get the most bang for our buck,” Housing Director April Norton said.

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Posted by Stefani
Jan 11, 2019