Housing Permits in Jackson Hole
Posted on December 5th, 2011Town, county building permits see increase
By Kevin Huelsmann and Tram Whitehurst, Jackson Hole News & Guide December 05, 2011
Number of building permits issued this year by the town of Jackson and Teton County has outpaced last year’s totals, according to reports from the town and county building departments.
Between January and November, county staff issued 197 building permits, 15 more than issued by the same time last year.
The growth in town has been even more dramatic. Not only has the number of permits issued increased from 75 in 2010 to 117 this year, the estimated value of projects has more than tripled, from roughly $8 million in 2010 to more than $25 million this year.
It remains to be seen whether the increase signals a meaningful turnaround in building activity, which plummeted during the recession. Paul Nash, a town planning commissioner and owner of Symmetry Contracting, said he hasn’t yet seen evidence of a major shift.