Category Archives: City Commission

Next West Ridge phase getting started on northern edge of city

More housing development is coming to the northern edge of the city. A 4.9 acre tract of land in the area of 2nd Street Northeast and Choteau Avenue Northeast was annexed in 2015 and assigned R-3 single-family zoning. Earlier this year, the City Commission approved rezoning the property to Planned Unit Development to allow for a mix of two-unit townhomes

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Commission approves parking fee increase; training requirement for elected, appointed officials

City Commissioners voted 4-1 to increase monthly rates for the city’s two parking garages to $51. They also officially established a pedlet program within city code and granted the city manager the authority to negotiate and authorize special incentive rates for bulk parking leases in the garage and surface lots for customers who either lease numerous garage spaces and/or pre-pay

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City staff propose changes to ethics policies, creation of ethics board in response to conflict of interest issues

After a tumultuous process for allocating this year’s Community Development Block Grant funds, there was discussion about revamping the process to reduce the potential for conflict of interest and creating additional training for members of all city boards, commissions, committees and councils. On Tuesday, City Commissioners will consider a resolution requiring those members to participate in training on principles of

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Montana Egg LLC seeking city tax abatement

City staff are recommending approval of a tax abatement for the new Montana Egg LLC, but not without careful consideration by the Great Falls City Commission. Commissioners will consider the proposal on first reading during their Tuesday meeting and staff recommend they set a public hearing for Oct. 3. Staff has typically recommended approval of tax abatements as an economic

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Beargrass Village gets initial design approval for Great Falls’ first pocket neighborhood

A project proposed by NeighborWorks Great Falls will be the first pocket neighborhood for Great Falls. The agency is planning to build 10 single family homes and two two-unit townhomes on a 1.21 acre parcel at the corner of 3rd Avenue South and 14th Street. The property was formerly home to Kranz Floral, which was demolished. 124-apartment complex makes another

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Updated design of 216-unit apartment complex approved by city board

The proposed design for a 216-unit apartment complex for the corner of Division Road and Smelter Avenue Northwest was approved last year, but went back to the Design Review Board this week due to a major change in the layout and building configuration. Farran Realty Partners, the same company that built Talus Apartments south of Benefis Health System and the University

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Moe, Robinson, Burow and Tryon advance to November city ballot

Unofficial results in the City Commission primary are:  Mary Sheehy Moe: 5,543 Owen Robinson: 3,900 Fred Burow: 3,649 Rick Tryon: 3,351 Kate Hughes: 1,575 Tyson Habein: 736 Josh DeNully: 584 Scott Miller (withdrew from race): 507 A total of 10,495 ballots were processed as of 8:33 p.m., but a number were invalid because voters selected too many candidates. A handful

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