Gill family proposes developing up to 488 homes on the Hereford Ranch
For decades South Park has been a target for public and private developers seeking to turn the primarily rural area into residential and commercial space. This week a familiar family became the latest to step up, pitching its ideas for what housing there could look like.
On Monday, representatives of the Gills, a sixth-generation ranching family that owns a significant portion of South Park land, presented two paths for developing the northwest corner of the Jackson Hole Hereford Ranch. One — the Gills’ preferred option — could see up to 488 lots developed in phases. Thirty or 40 of the properties would be gifted to Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area.
“We believe the need is dire in the community for an idea like this,” Gill family representative Liz Brimmer said. “And we believe the commissioners especially are also very interested in having the opportunity to have this kind of choice.”