Town Square could get a partial face lift if officials approve a two story, 10,800-square-foot building proposed for a lot on East Broadway.
The proposed building would be one block from the square.
The building would have residential, retail and office space. It would be built in place of the 2,800-square-foot building that now houses Teton Kids, a clothing store.
At a meeting Wednesday, the Jackson planning commission recommended approval of the project.
The first floor of the building would total 5,400 square feet and be reserved for retail use. Its glass walls would open onto the boardwalk.
“Trying to bring the outside in is what that’s trying to accomplish,” said Adam Janak, a project manager at Hoyt/CTA Architects Engineers, which is working on the project. Janak also sits on the planning commission and recused himself from voting.
Other commissioners weighed in on the proposed development.
“I’m beholden to that Western theme of the square,” planning commission chairman Paul Nash said.
“I think it’s a great project,” he said. “It’s good to see new development on the square.”
The second floor would have 3,800 square feet of office space, two employee apartments and a courtyard.
The mix of uses in the development brings it in alignment with the new comprehensive land-use plan, according to town planners.
Bald Eagle LLC, owner of the lot and applicant for the proposal, lists Western Registry Inc. of Jackson as its registered agent. Jackson attorney George Phocas is the agent of Western Registry.