Nov 07, 2017
Carl Pelletier

Town Seeks Workforce Housing Proposals

 

NEWS RELEASE 


Contact:           April Norton, Housing Director
Department:    Jackson/Teton County Affordable Housing
Phone:             (307) 732-5786
Email:              aprilnorton@jacksonwy.gov

 

Town Seeks Workforce Housing Proposals

Last night during their regularly scheduled meeting, Jackson Town Councilors approved a Request for Proposals to construct workforce housing at 174 N. King Street.

The RFP is for the long-term ground lease and development of the Town-owned property located downtown and currently home to the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum and one employee housing unit.  

“This project represents an excellent opportunity to provide workforce housing that is close to schools, the rec center, open space, and jobs,” stated Housing Director, April Norton. “We look forward to partnering with a developer who is committed to building a project that enhances livability in our community.”

The 2012 Jackson/Teton County Comprehensive Plan set a goal of housing at least 65 percent of our community’s workforce locally; currently 58 percent of the workforce lives locally. The 2015 Workforce Housing Action Plan calls for the Town and County to partner with the private sector to develop workforce housing. And the Housing Supply Plan, approved in October, identifies 174 N. King Street as the first project to be developed.

“We are eager to move the Housing Supply Plan forward and to take this very real step towards developing workforce housing for our community,” Mayor Pete Muldoon commented. “Our working families are the backbone of this community and the Town is excited to build stable housing for these households.”

The RFP can be found online at www.jhaffordablehousing.org. For more information please contact April Norton at the Jackson/Teton County Affordable Housing Department.

The Town of Jackson Municipal Organization’s mission is to provide municipal services that enhance the quality of life for our residents and guests and to help support the local economy. More information can be found at www.townofjackson.com.

The Jackson/Teton County Affordable Housing Department works to stabilize the Jackson Hole community by providing healthy housing solutions. More information can be found at www.jhaffordablehousing.org

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