Planning commission: Gill proposal ‘too critical’ for rushed vote

Although the Gill family says it’s critical to move forward quickly on their plan to build workforce housing in northern South Park, the Teton County Planning Commission decided Monday night to push pause briefly after calling the project “too critical” to rush.

The decision came after a three-hour meeting where the Gills made the case that it’s urgent to rezone 74 acres on the Jackson Hole Hereford Ranch to build housing for hospital workers. Critics of the proposal pushed back, seeking guarantees that the housing would ultimately be affordable to a wide swath of Jackson Hole workers.

“This is a really, really important application,” Planning Commission Chair Glen Esnard said. “Its intent is to address some critical needs that we have, and certainly address some opportunities that the applicant has for their family, for themselves, and to contribute to the community.”

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Posted by Stefani
Aug 12, 2020