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Fun With Urban Planning

As it updates its land-use regulations, Teton County put an 11-month moratorium on a planning mechanism that trades greater density development for open-space guarantees on rural properties around the county. While the town of Jackson has been focusing on its downtown development regulations, the county's been trying to push new development away from open tracts of land and wildlife habitat and towards existing neighborhoods. Landowners didn't seem to voice any big outrage, as the county, 97% of which is undevelopable wilderness, had been discussing the moratorium for months. [Jackson Hole Property Guide]