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Jackson/Teton County Long-Range Planning

The Jackson/Teton County Long Range Planning is a joint department of the Town of Jackson and Teton County that addresses long-term planning issues in the community.

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Tyler Sinclair

Director of Planning

tsinclair@tetoncountywyo.org

 

Alex Norton

Town/County Long-Range Planner

anorton@tetoncountywyo.org

 

Regan Kohlhardt

Town/County Long-Range Associate Planner

rkohlhardt@tetoncountywyo.org

 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Housing Requirements LDR Update

The Town and County are updating how much deed-restricted housing a developer should be required to provide as part of a new development.

Housing requirements on new development have been in place since 1995. 25% of all new residential units must be affordable, and new businesses must house about 33% of their seasonal employees. However, a lot has changed since 1995-- like how the community is growing and what types of housing are needed. The purpose of this project is to ensure new development is providing housing that is in line with current trends and community goals.



  The Jackson/Teton County Housing Action Plan outlines strategies for updating Housing Requirements and sets the groundwork for much of this project.
   
         


Updates 

On July 10th, the Town Council and the Board of County Commissioners approved a series of 10 policy questions that will guide the updates to the Town and County Housing Requirements. To see these policy questions, click here. 

On June 1st, 2017, the community provided feedback on issues with Housing Requirements regulations at an Open House & Community Discussion and via an online survey. Click here for the summary of community comment. 

Meetings & Public Workshops

July 10, 2017 Joint Information Meeting | Board of County Commissioners Chambers

June 1, 2017 Open House & Community Discussion | Housing Requirements Issue Identification

May 1, 2017 Joint Information Meeting | Housing Requirements Consultant Selection

 Read the Staff Report

April 17, 2017 Town Council Meeting | Approval of Contract for Public Outreach Consultant

 Read the Staff Report

April 3, 2017 Joint Information Meeting  | Selection of Public Outreach Consultant

 Read the Staff Report

March 6, 2017 Joint Information Meeting |Housing Requirements Project Scoping

 Read the Staff Report 

Feb 6, 2017 Joint Information Meeting | Direction to release Request For Proposals for a Public Outreach Consultant

 Read the Staff Report


Documents

Request for Proposals: Housing Requirements Specialist | April 2, 2017 RFP Addendum 

Request for Qualifications: Public Engagement Coordinator | March 9, 2017 RFQ Addendum

Housing Action Plan?

Affordable Housing Review (private study) 2015

Western Greater Yellowstone Regional Analysis of Impediments 2014

Employee Generation by Land Use (Nexus) Study 2013

Housing Jackson Hole (Blue Ribbon Panel) 2010

Housing Needs Assessment 2007


Background

Housing has become more and more expensive since the 1980’s, and as a result, many of community’s employees now live outside the Valley. In 2012, the community set a goal to address its housing issue so that at least 65% of local employees could live locally. The goal is important because employees who live locally stay in the community longer and, as a result, are more invested in the community. Local workers also have a greater appreciation for the natural resources of the area and spend their money locally. There are three types of employees who need housing: 

1| New employees generated by job market growth

2| New employees filling jobs vacated through retirement or other reasons

3| Existing employees without housing

The Town and County can require that when development (e.g. a new subdivision or commercial building) occurs, it must include housing for the employees generated by the growth. But the Town and County cannot legally require a developer to provide deed-restricted  housing for more employees than are generated by the development.


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