Growth Management Program (GMP) 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.
> Now More Ways to Review the Comp Plan Public Draft
In addition to the previously released Draft 2020 Comp Plan Update and Guide to reviewing the Draft, a "redline" or "tracked changes" version of the Draft is now available. All proposed modifications to the 2012 Jackson/Teton County Comprehensive Plan under consideration as part of the 2020 Comp Plan Update are represented as blue text; strikethroughs indicate language proposed to be removed from the Plan; underlined text indicates language proposed to be added to the Plan. No graphics are represented in this version, but notes are made in the text where graphics are proposed to be added or amended. Please note that formatting and page numbering in this version are different than previously released versions.
> March 30, 2020: Guide to Comp Plan Public Review Draft Available
> March 20, 2020: Draft 2020 Comp Plan Update released for public review
Click on the image below to review the first public draft release of Comp Plan updates:
> 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...
> 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!
> 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.