Tiger Woods buys lot in Jackson Hole
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. Professional golfer Tiger Woods and his wife, Elin, have purchased land in a gated community in Jackson Hole, spurring new interest in the project, which is called South Park. Lots there list for $1.2 million to $4.5 million.A prerequisite for Woods was a good airport, but he also was drawn by the fly fishing as well as the privacy afforded by the layout of the golf course adjacent to his property. And his wife is drawn to the skiing, real estate representatives told the Jackson Hole News & Guide.’Aesthetics’ show up in SilvertonSILVERTON – Silverton is steadily making its way from being a dried-up-and-ready-to-blow-away former mining supply center to becoming a gussied-up, amenity-laden mountain town where words like “aesthetics” are the stuff of public meetings.To wit is a plan to build a 350-seat theater complex. Construction is at least two years away, but the story in the Silverton Standard was rife with the new sensibility becoming evident in the town.For example, designers mentioned Frank Lloyd Wright as their inspiration in trying to make the complex “fit into the landscape.” Just as notable was the cautious reaction of a planning commissioner, who wondered if this was compatible with the town’s future look. Because of the land’s location at the gateway to the community, “many people are concerned abut the aesthetic direction development might take there,” explained the Standard.Ketchum frets about live bodies KETCHUM, Idaho Worries about a potentially lifeless high-end second-home project were voiced during a recent meeting of the Ketchum City Council. There, a developer is promising to convert a hotel at the base of the ski area into 17 condominiums. But the city council is hesitant. If that is to occur, said one council member, the condos must be livable – not just a means to getting parking passes.The council went so far as to ask the developer, Bruce Barsotti, if he would be willing to sell the condominiums to the Blaine County-Ketchum Affordable Housing Authority. He said he would.Vail, Colorado
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