Teton County commissioners have asked potential developers of northern South Park to figure out a solution in case affordable and workforce homes aren’t built as quickly as promised.

Those developers are the Gill family, which owns just under half of the 225 acres south of High School Road, plus the Community Housing Trust and Teton Habitat for Humanity, the theoretical beneficiaries of 45 acres the Gills have pledged to donate for building affordable housing.

Contact Sophia Boyd-Fliegel at county@jhnewsandguide or 307-732-7063.

Sophia covers county politics, housing, and workforce issues. A Pacific Coast devotee, she grew up in Washington, studied in California and has worked in Oregon and Alaska.

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Judd Grossman

"What’s at stake are potentially an additional 1,682 homes south of town" - This is massive overdevelopment of Jackson Hole. For whose benefit?

Patti Piper

Link Affordable Housing to the Free Market? Seriously? This are two different entities. You cannot join or guarantee Affordable Housing to the Free Market. Lockhart's are correct in staying out of this. Either the county/affordable housing accepts 45 FREE acres to build affordable housing and take responsibility for this project; or do not accept it; and let the Gill's build their free market housing. And, good luck finding a builder that will build affordable housing at a LOSS. This will never work.

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