Teton County Wyoming

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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Contact Us

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

 

About Jackson/Teton County Long Range Planning


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
 

Engage 2017: Ensuring local wildlife & workforce

 
              
Natural Resource Protections
Housing Requirements
Housing Qualification & Restrictions
Town Zoning
 Town Parking Management
 
                                   

How you can get involved:

If you can't make it to a community discussion or want to preview the discussion: 

 

Updates
On June 1st, County and Town Planning Staff will be holding a public open house and community conversation. Join and give us your feedback on this summer's projects! 

Meetings & Public Workshops

 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

 

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

 Read the Staff Report

 

Documents

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

 

Background

Jackson is the sole municipality within Teton County, Wyoming, a resort community at the gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. The Jackson/Teton County community has a joint Comprehensive Plan and jointly plans much of its land use, transportation, and housing policy. Each year the community prioritizes the policy and regulation updates it will pursue. The community’s current priority is to complete the following 5 projects by July 2018.  

Update Town Zoning (outside the Downtown). The purpose of this project is to update zoning in the residential and highway-commercial areas of Town to reflect the desired future character described in
the 2012 Comprehensive Plan.


Town Parking Study (outside the Downtown). The purpose of this project is to evaluate parking
alternatives that enable the desired intensity of land use and transit described in the Comprehensive
Plan and 2015 Integrated Transportation Plan.


Natural Resource Protection Regulations Update. The purpose of this project is to update the environmental assessment process and regulations for protection of wildlife habitat and other natural
resources in the community.


Housing LDR Requirements Update. The purpose of this project is to update the
community’s requirements that new development provide affordable housing to mitigate the need for
such housing generated by the development. The policy basis for these regulations needs to be
updated to reflect the Comprehensive Plan and 2015 Housing Action Plan; as does the data justifying
the requirements.


Housing Rules and Regulations Update. The purpose of this project is to update the rules and
regulations that govern the design, occupancy, and transfer of deed restricted housing units managed by the Jackson/Teton County Housing Department.


While many communities update their Land Development Regulations through a single, large effort following adoption of a new Comprehensive Plan, Jackson and Teton County have had no success with such an approach. Instead, the Jackson and Teton County Land Development Regulations are being updated through a series of topic specific projects. This approach has successfully allowed for topic specific content expertise. However, the community has struggled to maintain quality public engagement and continuity of processes while working on parallel projects. As a result of past projects the community has identified the following attributes as crucial to a successful process.


• Shared commitment among decision makers and stakeholders to the process
• Shared commitment among decision makers and stakeholders regarding the desired outcomes
• Decision maker and stakeholder engagement from beginning to end
• No delays between phases that require resetting the process
• Adoption hearings are the culmination of the process that build on earlier phases


Therefore, the Town and County have determined that the way to complete the 5 priority projects listed above by July 2018 is to coordinate public engagement with a focus on achieving the above attributes of success for each project.


ecosystem stewardship | growth management | quality of life