The second meeting of the citizen group overseeing planning for growth in northern South Park is Friday, and this time the meeting will be public.

The seven-member steering committee, which met for the first time Dec. 18, will convene at 9 a.m. over Zoom. People raised concerns after the first meeting, which was not open to the public, and the Teton County Board of County Commissioners asked planners to open future meetings.

To expedite the process, public comment will not be taken, but people can provide input in other ways. The steering committee on Friday will review a list of stakeholders — people to be interviewed for their perspectives on the project, and there will be two public workshops before a draft plan is unveiled. Once that draft is released, it will go through another public process before being adopted. People can also submit written comments at any point.

After a lengthy community debate this past fall, county commissioners voted down the Gill family’s proposal to rezone 74 acres of their land in northern South Park, opting instead for this ongoing “neighborhood planning” effort to guide future development in the area directly south of town. The goal is to complete the neighborhood plan by July.

People interested in watching Friday’s meeting can tune in over Zoom with meeting ID 960 1319 8804, or by calling into 1-669-900-6833.

Contact Billy Arnold at 732-7063 or barnold@jhnewsandguide.com.

Teton County Reporter

Previously the Scene editor, Billy Arnold made the switch to the county beat where he's interested in exploring Teton County as a model for the rest of the West. When he can, he still writes about art, music and whatever else suits his fancy.

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