New Camping Option Proposed In Jackson, Wyo.
Just as the Jackson (Wyo.) Town Council began to review a proposal for a municipal campground in the Teton County/Jackson Recreation Center’s parking lot, Kody Wojtasiak stepped forward and provided another option, the Jackson Hole News & Guide reported.
“I have been trying to figure out some sort of camping or short-term housing solution for our crisis here in Jackson for years,” Wojtasiak said. “We need another campground or short-term housing like those at the Virginian, just not as big, not as bulky.”
The piece of land Wojtasiak identified is a 2 1/2-acre parcel at 1080 S. Highway 89, behind the Togwotee Adventures building.
Under his proposal Wojtasiak would pay for infrastructure improvements to bring electricity, running water, sewage and propane to the property if provided a multiyear permit allowing camping. He estimated the cost at $65,000.
To get a return on his investment Wojtasiak has proposed renting each of the 60 proposed lots for $800 a month, bringing in $240,000 from June to October. If it were allowed year-round it could bring in $576,000, minus the cost of maintenance, utilities and the cost of leasing the property. Wojtasiak doesn’t own the land, but said he has an agreement to lease it if the plan is OKed.
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