Jackson Hole Hereford Ranch

Robert Gill points out the boundaries of his family’s proposed 74-acre housing development to planning commissioners Susan Lurie and Glen Esnard, left, while leading a tour of the Jackson Hole Hereford Ranch in August.

The County Commission has kicked the can down the road on the Gill family's request for a 74-acre upzone intended to pave the way for a 300-plus unit housing development on the Jackson Hole Hereford Ranch.

The decision extends an eight-month odyssey that has seen people representing varying perspectives of the proposal squaring off. One perspective comes from the Gill family and members of the community who support the project; they are seeking a speedy rezoning to address the housing crisis. Another perspective has come from housing advocates and conservationists who are also looking for housing for Teton County workers, but they are seeking more guarantees about affordability than the Gills proposed.

The Teton County Board of County Commissioners voted 5-0 to continue discussion on the proposal, seeking more time to muddle through potential conditions on the rezone proposed by members of the board.

This is a developing story. Pick up a copy of tomorrow's Jackson Hole News&Guide for more.

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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