The Jackson Hole Land Trust has been able to negotiate an extension on the deadline to collect the funds necessary to preserve the Van Vleck block in downtown Jackson. That effort seeks to safeguard the historic block from being developed with a 90-thousand square foot hotel. At this time, an additional 425 donations are necessary to meet the goal which would qualify the effort for a$1-million challenge grant. The new deadline for the effort is 5:00 pm Friday. The Jackson Hole Land Trust points out that the community has shown up for each challenge since they started raising funds in late April. Over $6 Million dollars have been raised to purchase and protect the greenspace and to place character easements on most of the southern, Broadway-facing side of the block. With the final goal in sight, the Land Trust is earnestly requesting additional residents make donations of any size in the effort to save the block. Donations may be made online at savetheblock.org.