Landslide House Demolition Begins

(Jackson, Wyo.) - The Town of Jackson began demolition of the house sitting above the West Broadway landslide this morning. According to the Town of Jackson, the demolition is a matter of public safety as the house was in a state of disrepair and was dangerous to the public. The Town of Jackson owns both the home and the parcel of land on which the house sits. The removal of this house will begin to reduce weight on the top portion of the landslide, which is still moving towards West Broadway. Removal of the home and regrading of the parcel is also a critical step for future efforts to mitigate the landslide. This parcel of land will be the access point to the top of the slide for future efforts in stabilizing the Town’s portion of this landslide. “It’s in the public interest to resolve this issue,” said Town Manager Bob McLaurin. “Leaving that landslide hanging above our utilities threatens not only access to Yellowstone, but water service to the better part of West Jackson.” The goal of the Town of Jackson in response to the landslide has always been protecting public safety, protecting public infrastructure and assets, understanding the local geologic condition, developing a plan to mitigate the slide, and funding that portion of the slide repairs that protects public infrastructure and assets. For more information on the demolition or the landslide, contact the Town of Jackson at (307) 733-3932 ext. 1112, visit or the Town of Jackson’s website at *Feature Photo: Demolition of the House Today. Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news