The Ketchum City Council will hold a public hearing at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, in regard to developer Jack Bariteau’s Auberge hotel project that has yet to materialize at Ketchum’s southern entryway.

A public comment session will address Bariteau’s development agreement and outline the next steps in the process, according to Director of Planning and Building John Gaeddert.

Bariteau has already installed a $750,000 underground powerline system per ITD requirements, Gaeddert said, and submitted a site restoration plan (in the event the project can’t be completed) and an employee housing plan. He has yet to demonstrate proof of financing, however.

“The council is pleased that the hotel’s underground work has been completed, but a permit revocation may be triggered if [Bariteau] doesn’t show proof of financing by the hearing date,” Gaeddert said.

He added that Bariteau has requested a number of project extensions, with the most recent granted in June 2018, and it’s not likely that the council will grant another.

For those unable to attend the hearing, written comments can be addressed to the Ketchum Department of Planning and Building, Box 2315, Ketchum, ID 83340 or emailed to participate@ketchumidaho.org.

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