The Jackson Town Council has delayed a vote on a draft update to the 2012 Jackson/Teton County Comprehensive Plan for another few weeks.
After spending hours in a Monday meeting on the town budget, reopening downtown, the ground lease for the 440 W. Kelly Ave. affordable housing project and other items, the council opted to schedule time for the comprehensive plan before a July 6 joint information meeting.
The comp plan update has been delayed for weeks now, after three county commissioners voted down a motion to release it to the public for review.
At the center of the commissioners’ disagreement was a paragraph about northern South Park, where the Gill family has proposed developing hundreds of units of market-based workforce housing.
Some have suggested the South Park proposal has been dictating planning.
The Teton County Board of County Commissioners ultimately resolved their concerns about the northern South Park language at the beginning of June. That kicked the onus for reviewing the paragraph in question over to the town, which has not weighed in.
County commissioners’ compromise language could reduce the town’s role in the planning process.
If the town doesn’t like that, it’s possible that two separate versions of the paragraph could be released to the public for review. That would be in early July at the earliest.
This article has been clarified. It was commissioners who originally disagreed over northern South Park language, slowing the release of the comp plan. — Eds.