County seeking applicants for neighborhood planning stakeholders, steering committee
The neighborhood planning process for northern South Park, which encompasses Gill and Lockhart land, is moving ahead and there are opportunities for the public to get involved.
The effort has been long discussed, and not without controversy.
After the Gills proposed rezoning 74 acres of their land in northern South Park for a housing development that would see 65% of the lots deed restricted in some way for local workers, the community spent months debating the proposal. People generally fell into camps that, on one hand, supported the development and wanted to see it move ahead quickly as a solution to Jackson Hole's housing woes and, on the other, opposed the development, concerned about its affordability and other issues. The latter camp supported a neighborhood plan before the Teton County Board of County Commissioners approved any rezones in the area.
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