Category Archives: City of Great Falls

City accepting CDBG grant applications

The city is now accepting applications for its Community Development Block Grant program. The program is through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is administered through the city planning office. The program is designed to meet low income housing and community development needs. The CDBG program is intended to fund non-profit organizations and municipalities in carrying out

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City board OK’s West Bank TIF request; restaurant, hotel planned

The city planning board voted during a Nov. 22 meeting to recommend approval of a request for tax increment financing funds for the next phase of West Bank Landing development. The request next goes to the City Commission for final consideration. New hotel, restaurant planned for West Bank Talcott Properties has been developing the West Bank area for years, including

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New hotel, restaurant planned for West Bank

The city planning board is scheduled to consider a request for tax increment financing funds for the next phase of West Bank Landing development during their Nov. 22 meeting. Talcott Properties has been developing the West Bank area for years, including West Bank One and West Bank Landing. The developer is requesting to use West Bank TIF District funds for

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Commissioners reviewing $2.88 million in community ARPA grant funding

City Commissioners reviewed staff funding recommendations for community grants through the city’s American Rescue Plan Act allocation of COVID relief funds during a special Nov. 17 meeting. Applications were due July 15 and the city received 34 applications that total $10,464,425.81. City staff recommends $2.88 million in community ARPA grant funding Tom Hazen, the city’s grant administrator, began reviewing the

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Civic Center façade project set for summer completion

The Civic Center façade project was initially set to be completed in February 2023, but officials have decided to stop work through the winter since that was problematic last year. Craig Raymond, city planning director, said staff and the contractor are planning to stop work on the Civic Center from mid-January through early March, depending on the weather. He told

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City considering $35 million public safety levy

City Commissioners have spent more than a year discussing recommendations from their crime task force and months talking about the possibility of a public safety levy. During their Nov. 15 meeting, they got their first look at potential options and costs that the city police, fire, legal and Municipal Court offices grouped into what they called good, better and best

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GFFR hosting award ceremony for essay contest winners Nov. 23

Great Falls Fire Rescue  is hosting the award ceremony to celebrate this year’s winners of their fire prevention essay contest at 11 a.m. Nov. 23 at Station 1 downtown. This year’s three winners, Ethan Janusz, Emma McVeda and Lewis Weidow will be able to present their winning essays on why you should have a fire escape plan and what that

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