Legacy Lodge

Jackson business owners and brothers Sadek and Dorian Darwiche stand in Legacy Lodge, which they acquired in June. The Darwiches have asked the Teton County Board of County Commissioners for a speedy review of their proposal to turn the former assisted living facility into workforce housing. Commissioners are mulling the idea.

Do you have thoughts on the future of Legacy Lodge?

The Darwiche family wants to hear them. From 5 to 7 p.m. today, the Darwiches will hold a neighborhood meeting at Legacy Lodge, where planning consultant Hal Hutchinson will share ideas for the building, which has been proposed as possible employee housing.

The meeting will be “a platform for the surrounding neighbors to share their concerns and comments about the future use of the building,” a meeting announcement states. Attendees can also fill out a questionnaire to provide feedback.

The family bought the building this spring after Nye Health Services, Legacy Lodge’s parent company, closed the assisted living center in March. Nye Health Services cited economic hardship exacerbated by the pandemic as its reason for closing.

The Darwiche family has expressed an interest, as have some county commissioners, in considering fast tracking approval of a project to turn the lodge into housing because of Jackson’s acute housing issues. Questions can be sent to legacylodge21@outlook.com.

Contact Tom Hallberg at 732-7079 or thallberg@jhnewsandguide.com.

Tom Hallberg covers a little bit of everything, from skiing to long-form feature stories. A Teton Valley, Idaho, transplant by way of Portland and Bend, Oregon, he spends his time outside work writing fiction, splitboarding and climbing.

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