Ryan Dorgan / News & Guide The Gills’ unaffordable upzone is working its way through the public hearing process, even though the changes to the Comp Plan that would consider development in Northern South Park haven’t been vetted...READ MORE
Snow King’s final master plan was approved in January, even though there was still much left to be desired. And while the community was coming together to handle a public health crisis, Snow King submitted an application for one of the most...READ MORE
Protesters gather in the Town Square during a peaceful demonstration against racism and police brutality. Photo: Nikki Kaufman At the Alliance, as humans and Americans, we have been distressed by the latest killings of unarmed Black...READ MORE
The Tribal Trail Connector – a half-mile segment connecting the existing Tribal Trail Road to Highway 22 in northern South Park – has been steadily working its way through the county’s approval process. As the date for the Board of County...READ MORE
Lighting to the summit. A new zip line (in addition to the other two proposed on forest land) added to the noisy menagerie of coasters, slides, and mazes by Rafferty. Late-night weddings and “group events” up to five nights a week. A gondola...READ MORE
This week, our Town Council and Board of County Commissioners again spent nearly two hours haggling over one paragraph within the Comp Plan Update: the language for northern South Park (NSP). And it is no coincidence that the desire for drastic...READ MORE
In January at their annual retreat, Jackson Town Council decided to bring a 7th cent of sales tax before the voters. At the time, they’d hoped to use that revenue to fund new or additional work on affordable housing, transportation, and...READ MORE
Heli tours aren’t a done deal – just a bad deal. The Airport Board just granted Tony Chambers of Wind River Air a permit to fly intrusive helicopter tours over our public lands. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wrote to the County...READ MORE
A message from our executive director Skye Schell: I’m sure you know Giving Tuesday normally falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year, we’re taking part in a bonus Giving Tuesday – today – to rally global support for community...READ MORE
Photo by Bradley J Boner / Jackson Hole News & Guide There’s still a win-win solution for Snow King on the table. As the Town Council considers approving Snow King’s Base Area Master Plan Amendment through “third...READ MORE
The Alliance has been improvising new ways to gather people together while we’re all sheltering in place. Before the COVID-19 outbreak, we had planned our first Quarterly Picnic Briefing to be a State Bills Happy Hour to update our community...READ MORE
Planning is about shaping development to meet our community vision, not the other way around.
The Teton County Board of County Commissioners will be discussing what government projects to pause given the coronavirus crisis on Monday, April 13th. What to pause, and what to continue, is directly linked to the future development of Northern South Park. In case you missed it, the Gill family is proposing to develop 488 lots on the Hereford Ranch (more on that once a formal application has been submitted).
We believe that if the community is best served by pausing the Comp Plan Update / Growth Management Program, then all development applications should be paused too. But planning is a powerful tool in times of uncertainty, and given that the Comp Plan update is almost finalized, we shouldn’t delay action on our community’s highest priority goals.