Comment Letter on Shoshoni Plains Plat Amendment
March 5, 2018
Driggs Planning & Zoning Commission
Driggs City Hall
60 S Main St.
Driggs, ID 83422
RE: Shoshoni Plains Phase IV-B Plat Amendment
Thank you for the opportunity to submit comment on the proposed Shoshoni Plains Phase IV-B plat amendment. We have two primary concerns, which are as follows:
- Public Park Improvements. In 2010, the developer defaulted on the obligation to complete the public park. In 2015, as an interim measure, the city accepted two vacant building lots from the developer, and the city sold these lots for $53,500 in order to complete some improvements to the park. However, the park remains unfinished, and we believe that requiring full completion of the park is reasonable in exchange for granting this plat amendment. Otherwise, this burden may fall upon the public. We understand city staffers will provide cost estimate for completion of the park, and we recommend the Planning & Zoning Commission include the park in the total improvements as a condition of approval.
- HOA Organization. We have reason to believe the developer has taken steps to formally establish and organize an HOA for all of Shoshoni Plains. We’re supportive of this effort and encourage the developer to outline the further steps that will be taken to get the HOA up and running.
Thank you again for the opportunity to comment, and for your dedicated service to the community.
Shawn W. Hill