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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

 

About Jackson/Teton County Long Range Planning


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
 

Town Zoning Update (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.

Updates
Town Council and the Board of County Commissioners gave Staff direction to solicit RFQ for Public Outreach services to be used across the Town Zoning updates, Town Parking Study, LDR Housing Requirement updates, Housing Department Rules and Regulations updates, and Natural Resource LDR updates projects.


Meetings & Public Workshops

February 21 Town Council Workshop

Purpose of Item: Direct staff to initiate the update of the LDRs for Character Districts 3 – 6  and direct staff to prepare an RFP for consultant services to assist with this project.

February 6 Joint Information Meeting

Purpose of Item: Solicit direction to release RFQ for Public Outreach services to be used across the Town Zoning updates, Town Parking Study, LDR Housing Requirement updates, Housing Department Rules and Regulations updates, and Natural Resource LDR updates projects

Reports & Documents

February 21 Town Council Workshop Staff Report 

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

February 6 Joint Information Meeting Staff Report


Background
Since the adoption of the 2012 Comprehensive Plan, the Town (and County) have begun the necessary process
of updating the Land Development Regulations (LDRs) to better implement the new policy direction provided
in the Comprehensive Plan. The Town has chosen to update the LDRs through multiple targeted updates rather
than in one full zoning update of the entire Town. The first zoning update, Character District 2: Town Commercial Core, was adopted in November, 2016, after a referendum.

The next step is to update four of the remaining five Character Districts that will encompass the rest of Town,
except District 1: Town Square. The following four Character Zones will be updated in the upcoming process:
• District 3: Town Residential Core
• District 4: Midtown
• District 5: West Jackson
• District 6: Town Periphery

Project Timeline:


Comprehensive Plan Guidance
While there are many important Comprehensive Planning goals that will guide the update of Zones 3 – 6, the
following policies are a good summary of the key goals:
• Policy 3.1.a: To preserve community character residential and commercial development potential will
be limited to the amount allowed and planned for since 1994;
• Policy 3.3.c: Provide predictability in land use decisions;
• Policy 4.1.b: Emphasize a variety of housing types, including deed-restricted housing;
• Policy 4.1.c: Promote compatible infill and redevelopment that fits Jackson’s neighborhoods;
• Policy 4.2.b: Promote a balanced mix of nonresidential uses;
• Policy 4.2.c: Create vibrant walkable mixed use Subareas;
• Policy 5.1.a: House at least 65% of the workforce locally;
• Policy 5.3.b: Preserve existing workforce housing stock;
• Policy 5.4.b: Avoid regulatory barriers to the provision of workforce housing.


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