News February 15, 2019

Yellowstone Works On Employee Housing

by Jackson Hole Radio News

Yellowstone National Park is seeking to solve a housing shortage problem for seasonal employees in the park. To that end, the National Park Service wants public comment on a proposal to develop seasonal housing for concessions within the park at the West Entrance and Canyon Village. The Environmental Assessment for the proposed project would evaluate two alternatives: Alternative A where no additional seasonal housing would be constructed, and Alternative B for the construction of up to 25 recreational vehicle sites and a bath house adjacent to the Yellowstone General Stores warehouse near the West Entrance for concessions employees. That alternative also calls for redevelopment and modification of an abandoned loop at the Canyon Campground to house Canyon Lodge and Cabins employees. A combination of up to 14 RV sites and six modular homes would be integrated into the loop, and existing comfort stations would be rehabilitated to provide shower and laundry facilities. Comments on these alternatives should be received no later than the end of this month online at: parkplanning.nps.gov or may be delivered by hand in Mammoth.

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