Skipping sketch in horse creek

Jackson Hole Community Housing Trust Executive Director Anne Cresswell stands in the 13.13 acres recently zoned suburban south of town in Horse Creek. After a change to the local land use law, housing here will come six to eight months sooner.

Some housing projects that are 100% deed-restricted can now be developed much faster in Teton County.

The Teton County Board of County Commissioners voted 3-2 on Tuesday to allow entirely deed-restricted housing proposals in the county’s suburban zone to skip their sketch plan. Commissioners Luther Propst and Mark Newcomb voted in opposition.

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

Sprawling development in JH is bad. The proper location for density is in the commercial corridor of Jackson where people won't need to drive everywhere.

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