Dozens of long-term tenants have been forced out of a dilapidated motel on North Cache Street because the building was deemed unsafe by the owner, the Bank of Jackson Hole.

Residents of the Pioneer Motel reported regular power outages and, at times, no running water.

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Cody Cottier covers town and state government. He grew up with a view of the Olympic Mountains, and after graduating Washington State University he traded it for a view of the Tetons. Odds are the mountains are where you’ll find him when not on deadline.

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Gregory Miles

Instead of arguing over the zoning, the Town Council should either buy the property outright or implement an immediate short term solution that would include making the needed repairs that would satisfy the building inspectors, fire,safety and health concerns. The property should then be re-rented to the very demographic it is serving. The bank can find a manger, that's easy. This would serve the community well until a long term solution for the property is achieved. Unfortunately this property will join the list of dilapidated properties all over town waiting for Council action (re-zoning) before any redevelopment occurs.

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