The City of Driggs Community Development Department develops and implements long range plans to protect and enhance the city’s livability and economic well being for current and future generations.
Driggs Community Development projects & programs fall under six main headings:
BUSINESS ATTRACTION & SUPPORT - The city works in partnership with the Teton Regional Economic Coalition to implement the Teton County Economic Development Plan and to attract and develop industries that will create new living wage jobs. Ongoing projects include industrial and food business incubators, micro-loan program, crowdfunding platform, workforce training partnerships, property search assistance and data.
DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION - projects primarily stem from a partnership with the Driggs Urban Renewal Agency and are guided by the adopted Downtown Master Plan. Projects include street/sidewalk reconstruction, off-street parking lots, visitor and civic facilities, wayfinding and beautification.
EVENTS & TOURISM - involves partnerships with Teton Regional Economic Coalition and Downtown Driggs Community Association in managing the Teton Geotourism Center, promoting the city and hosting events.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING - Driggs leads a multi-jurisdictional effort to develop practical and expedient solutions to address affordable housing needs.
MOBILITY/TRANSPORTATION - Driggs partners with STARTBus, TRPTA, Grand Targhee Resort, Teton Valley Trails & Pathways, Teton School District #401 and others to develop alternative transportation options and safe routes to school, work and play.
PARKS & RECREATION - Driggs works to improve existing facilities and expand its recreation system in accordance with the county-wide Recreation Master Plan with the input of a Parks & Recreation Committee.
Planning & Grants Technician
208-354-2362 ext 105
Contact for inquiries regarding zoning questions, enforcement, and building permits
Planning & Zoning Administrator
Ashley Koehler, AICP, CFM
208-354-2362 ext 109
Contact for inquiries regarding planning/zoning permits, active projects, & long range planning
Community Development Director
Doug Self, AICP
Contact for inquiries regarding economic development, transportation (including transit and pathways), affordable housing, parks & recreation, and downtown revitalization