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Wed May 18, 2005
Teton Village Expansion Project Voted Down
Lararmie, Wy – The proposal to build houses, a golf course and some commercial space near Teton Village went down last night. Three of the five Teton County Commissioners voted against the proposal by Snake River Associates. That group of families owns the land and would have included 200 affordable housing units and 1300 acres of open space. A consultant for the families, Liz Brimmer, says they will now pursue building ten subdivisions. She says that may feel better to locals because it will happen over time but the long term impact will be worse for the community because it won't be done in a thoughtful manner, controlling traffic, affordable housing and sprawl.
Opponents of this plan say it would have meant a loss of too much open space, increase traffic congestion and would change the area forever.