Final vote on rezoning Kranz property set for Tuesday; single family homes planned

The city is scheduled to take final action on a zoning amendment for a property that was initially planned as the city’s first pocket neighborhood.

NeighborWorks Great Falls purchased the 1.2 acre property at the northwest corner of 3rd Avenue South and 14th Street South and last winter had the property rezoned to planned unit development to develop a pocket neighborhood.

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

The pocket neighborhood plan fell through due to soil conditions since it would have been costly to build the homes that had been planned to include basements.

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

Instead, NWGF is now planning seven single family homes on the vacant property so the agency is requesting to revert back to the original R-3 single family high density zoning.

In June, the Zoning Commission recommended that the City Commission approve the rezoning request.

Neighborhood Council 9 was updated on the change of plans and according to the city, no concerns have been expressed.