Town gets free rein of stalled housing project
After a nearly half-year impasse, Jackson town officials may finally move ahead with a controversial housing project near the rodeo grounds.
The Town Council and Teton County Board of County Commissioners have struggled since July to agree on the ideal amount of workforce housing to build at the site of 440 W. Kelly Ave., which they own jointly. Without consensus from both governing bodies the project has remained in limbo.
Then, on Monday, town and county officials agreed to transfer ownership of the West Kelly lot to the town. That move is likely to lead to the development of a 16-unit apartment complex, potentially bringing closure after five months of frustration and uncertainty for all involved.