Contact: April Norton, Housing Director
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commissioners heard some good news Tuesday morning when Stacy Stoker,
Jackson/Teton County Affordable Housing Manager, presented them with the final
budget numbers for The Grove Phase II.
construction costs for the project came to $6,437,975, which with savings realized
in soft costs included puts the project under budget by $768,337. The final
cost per square foot of construction was approximately $209.
“As far as I
can tell, everything went extremely smoothly and efficiently. We commend Stacy
Stoker and her team at the Housing Department, Chet Lockard with Project Guide
Services/MOA Architects, Stephen Dynia Architects, and GE Johnson Construction for
a really great job,” said Teton County Board of County Commissioners Vice-Chair
Mark Newcomb. “Workforce housing has been a challenge in Jackson Hole for
decades. There are no easy solutions, but it feels great when our efforts pay
off, and we are able to see working families secure stable housing in the
II consists of 24 units that have a mix of Category II, Category III, and
employment restrictions. Now fully occupied, 43 adults and 14 children live in
Phase II. They join the 32 adults and 17 children currently residing in Grove
Phase I, which consists of 20 rental units that are a mix of Categories I, II
were able to close on their units and move in at the end of the summer -- weeks
ahead of schedule, Stoker said.
"This is what happens when we work to solve,” Jackson
Mayor Sara Flitner said. “I could not be more pleased for the 57 people who
have secured housing, or for the local taxpayer, whose investment was carefully
stewarded. Hats off to the housing department staff! This is impressive."
Grove Phase III – a
public-private partnership with Habitat for Humanity – commenced earlier this
fall, with infrastructure development provided by Teton County. Habitat will
add an additional 24 Category I units by the end of 2021.