Growth Management Program Review & Comp Plan Update

Project Summary: This project is a systematic review of the effectiveness of our current Growth Management Program for the Town and County as it relates to Comprehensive Plan principles, policies, strategies, and indicators. The goal is to check-in and identify any corrective actions that are needed to better implement the Comprehensive Plan's community vision. The Growth Management Program review was triggered in 2016 upon hitting the 5% growth trigger built into the Comprehensive Plan update process when it was adopted in 2012. 

Growth Management Program Graphic
  1. News & Highlights
  2. Project Status

> JULY 29, 2020: FINAL DRAFT of COMP PLAN UpDATE RELEASED FOR PUBLIC REView

Public release of this final draft is the culmination of input from hundreds of community members and many hours of refinements made by your elected officials over the past year. This final draft represents enhancements and corrective actions under consideration to be adopted as updates to the 2012 Jackson/Teton County Comprehensive Plan. In this final phase of the Growth Management Program Review & Comprehensive Plan Update project, we are asking the community to make a final review of the proposed changes before a recommendation on adoption is made by the Town and County Planning Commissions on September 14, 2020 and before a decision on adoption is made by the Town Council and Board of County Commissioners on October 5, 2020. The links below provide two ways to review the final draft: 1) a clean version with proposed changes integrated in the text but identified with an alphanumerical icon that correlates to a guide explaining "What's in the Draft," and 2) a "redline" version that tracks proposed changes with strikethroughs for deleted text and underlines for added text. All written comments on the proposed changes included in this final draft dated July 29, 2020 can be emailed to Town & County Planner Kristi Malone at kmalone@tetoncountywy.gov or mailed/delivered to the County Planning Office at 200 S. Willow Street, Jackson, WY 83001.
Slide1 Opens in new window

Slide2 Opens in new window


> March 2020: First draft of comp Plan update released for public review

Planning Staff and the consultant group for this project drafted proposed updates to the 2012 Comp Plan based on community, stakeholder, Planning Commissions, Town Council and Board of County Commissioners direction provided in the first two phases of the project. This initial draft was released in March of 2020. In response to public meeting limitations due to COVID-19, the schedule for this project was revised to allow for a defined 45-day public comment period on the draft and an opportunity for Town Council and Board of County Commissioners to make edits to the draft prior to the public review period. This first draft, dated March 20, 2020 is provided below for project continuity, but public and stakeholder review should be focused on the final draft of the Comp Plan update dated July 29, 2020 and linked above. 


> February 3, 2020: Joint board & council meeting

The Teton County Board of Commissioners and Jackson Town Council met jointly to affirm the direction previously provided on preparing a draft of an updated Comp Plan for consideration of adoption in Phase 3 of the project. A link to the meeting staff report and meeting minutes can be found here.


> december 11 & 12, 2019: Joint Board & Council meeting

The Teton County Board of Commissioners and Jackson Town Council met jointly to review the suggested Plan enhancements and corrective actions included in the Phase 2 Report and to provide direction on preparing a draft of an updated Comp Plan for consideration of adoption in Phase 3 of the project. A link to the meeting staff report and meeting minutes can be found here. 


> November 20, 2019: Joint Planning Commissions meeting

The Town of Jackson and Teton County Planning Commissions met jointly to review the suggested Plan enhancements and corrective actions included in the Phase 2 Report and to provide a recommendation on direction in preparing a draft of an updated Comp Plan for consideration of adoption in Phase 3 of the project. A link to the PC meeting staff report and Phase 2 Report can be found here.


> November 15, 2019: Phase 2 report released

A summary paper evaluating Comp Plan enhancements and corrective actions suggested by the community in the online survey, public open house and Spanish-speaking event has been released. The paper categorizes amendments proposed by Planning Staff into Category 1: Key Enhancements, Category 2: Plan Enhancements and Implementation Directives, and Category 3: Inconsistent Suggestions. The Planning Commissions, Town Council, and Board of County Commissioners will provide direction to Planning Staff on this report that will be the basis of drafting an update to the 2012 Comp Plan for consideration of adoption. Click here to read the Phase 2 Report...


> November 5, 2019: Spanish-Speaking Outreach event

An outreach event for Spanish-speakers was hosted by One22 with facilitation of Planning Staff on suggestions for Comp Plan improvements. One22 provided translation services for community members with limited English proficiency and those suggestions for improvements to the Comprehensive Plan were included in the Phase 2 Report.


> October 17, 2019: Comp Plan Update Community Survey 

A second online survey was created for the public to make suggestions on enhancements and corrective actions to be considered for inclusion in the update to the 2012 Comprehensive Plan. Over 900 total suggestions were received and were consolidated in the Phase 2 Report.


> October 14, 2019: GMP Phase 1 REPORT Released

A summary paper of data trends and associated public perceptions has been released as a conclusion to Phase 1 of the Growth Management Program Review. This paper incorporates data analysis of indicators the Planning Department measures annually, stakeholder responses to the Comp Plan Audit exercise, in-person interview insights, and the results of nearly 600 responses to the online community survey. Click here to read...

GMP Paper poster  Opens in new window


> October 7 & 8, 2019: Informational Presentation & Public Open House

Town and County Planning Staff held a joint Town and County Board of Commissioners meeting on October 7th, as well as a community open house with informational presentations at the Center for Arts on October 8th. The presentation from these events provides background information on our process so far, as well as a thorough description of our analysis. Versions of the presentation can be watched below. Open house participants were asked to brainstorm potential corrective actions that could be integrated into the Comprehensive Plan to help us better achieve our goals. These ideas will launch us into Phase 2 of the project where corrective actions are considered. 


Watch the Full Presentation HERE


> September 19, 2019: Growth Management Program Community Survey Results

A key component of this review and update process is public outreach and engaging with the community to gather meaningful feedback. This online community survey asked how we are doing in achieving Comprehensive Plan goals and where we need improvement. The survey closed September 19, 2019. See the results below! 

3PositiveThings


> June 3, 2019: Scope of Work and Contract Approval:

At their joint meeting, the Jackson Town Council and the Teton County Board of Commissioners approved a proposed Scope of Work and a contract for Logan Simpson Design to act as consultant for this project. In response to Council and Board interest, the timeline for this project was accelerated to begin immediately and be completed by February 2020. Click on the "Project Status" tab above to see where we are within the process outline. The full staff report, Scope of Work, Contract and supporting documents can be accessed in the "Documents" link in the bar to the left of this page.