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Tracking Mahogany Ridge

Tracking Mahogany Ridge

What was Mahogany Ridge?  Mahogany Ridge was a 1,381 unit Planned Unit Development (PUD) proposed on 3,507 acres stretching approximately 4.4 miles long and 2.0 miles wide. It would have been located on the west side of the valley on either side of Bates/Cedron Road  from Buxton Road south.

Why did Mahogany Ridge expire?  The developer asked to be removed from the October 2008 hearing schedule for unspecified reasons.  At that hearing, the P&Z  commission decided that the developer must produce a complete set of authorizations from owners whose property he is proposing as part of the project.  The developer has never returned to the county with those authorizations, and the application expired on January 10, 2010.

How big was Mahogany Ridge?  Mahogany Ridge PUD was the largest development proposal to ever come up for review before the county. Individually and cumulatively, these developments will have a very significant impact on Teton Valley and the stewardship of thousands and thousands of acres.

Why should I care how big it was?  Mahogany Ridge was proposed in a very rural part of the county, over 12 miles from city services, with significant natural resources – wetlands, big game seasonal ranges, sand hill crane habitat, etc.

Click here to see the Preliminary Plat Map 

Click here to see the estimated impacts of Mahogany Ridge on the local community

Click here to read the Developer's Project Summary

Click here to read Idaho Fish & Game's letter

Click here to read the US Department of Fish & Wildlife's letter

Click here to read the County Engineer's comments

Click here to read VARD's August 5th comment letter

Click here to read the developer's Traffic Study Summary

Click here to read VARD's response to the Traffic Impact Study

Click here to read the Idaho Transportation Department's letter detailing their concerns with the Mahogany Ridge Traffic Study

Click here to read Intermountain Aquatics' Assessment of Mahogany Ridge

Click here for a map showing existing and proposed development on the west side

Click here for a map of Sandhill Crane sightings within Mahogany Ridge

Click here for a more detailed map of Sandhill Crane sightings

Click here for a map depicting how Mahogany Ridge Fits into the new wildlife overlay map of Teton Valley

Click here for a map of housing conflicts using a 100 meter (absolute minimum) buffer

Click here for a map of housing conflicts using a 500 meter (preferred) buffer

Click here to read Intermountain Aquatics' Recommended Development Plan for Mahogany Ridge

Click here to read the Audubon Society's Comment Letter

Click here to read the Greater Yellowstone Coalition's Comment Letter

Click here to read the Teton Regional Land Trust's Comment Letter

Click here to read the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Comment Letter 

Click here to read VARD's comments on land ownership and authorization issues with the Mahogany Ridge proposal

Click here to read VARD's preliminary wastewater engineering comments on Mahogany Ridge

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