NWGF plans to reverts to original zoning for Kranz site since pocket neighborhood nixed

Plans for the city’s first pocket neighborhood fell through and last week, the City Commission set a public hearing for Aug. 7 to rezone the 1.2 acre parcel on the northwest corner of 3rd Avenue South and 14th Street South back to R-3 Single-family high density zoning.

Pocket neighborhood project on hold due to soil issues, single family residential likely planned for former Kranz lot

NeighborWorks Great Falls had planned to build 10 single family homes and two two-unit townhomes on the former Kranz property, but soil issues complicated those plans.

Beargrass Village, city’s first pocket neighborhood, up for commission approval Dec. 5

Last year, the commission approved a planned unit development zoning designation to allow for the high density pocket neighborhood, but since that plan fell through, NWGF needed to revert back to the original zoning in order to build seven single family homes on the vacant property.

The city zoning board voted on June 12 to recommend that the commission approve the zone change.

NWGF went back to Neighborhood Council 9 to update the council on the change in plans for the property and city staff said no concerns have been expressed.