Category Archives: Economic Development

Downtown group asks city to convert one-ways to two-way traffic

The Downtown Development Partnership is renewing the effort to convert the downtown one-ways to two-way traffic. Scott Reasoner, a downtown business owner, sent an email in August to the Business Improvement District asking about their appetite to revisit that discussion in an effort to make more space for pedestrians and outdoor dining. Joan Redeen, community manager for the BID, brought

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City Commission approves downtown church permit; removes distance requirement for alcohol sales from churches

City Commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance to remove the restriction for the sale of on-premise alcohol sales within 600 feet of church. The proposed change came about when the city received a conditional use permit application for a church in the vacant space at 427 Central Ave., on the corner of Central and 5th Street across from Last Street Bistro.

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City has been awarded $10 million grant for indoor aquatics facility

Updated Sept. 22 with information from the Defense Department. The City of Great Falls has been awarded a $10 million grant from the Department of Defense for a $20 million indoor aquatics facility. Steve Herrig, Park and Recreation director, said that he had been anxious all day awaiting news of the grant award, since Sept. 15 had been the date

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Business in Profile: Mighty Mo

Seth Swingley, 42, and Casey Kingsland, 42 of¬†Mighty Mo Brew Pub/Mighty Mo Brewing Company Both are from Great Falls. “Great Falls has always been a great place to raise a family and we were excited to see what Great Falls could grow into to keep the younger generations from moving away,” Swingley said. They chose to open in Great Falls

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City, GFPS planning land swap for aquatics facility, parking

The City of Great Falls is expecting to hear by Sept. 18 whether its been awarded a $10 million grant through the Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program administered by the Office of Economic Adjustment. The grant would fund half of an estimated $20 million joint indoor aquatics facility that would be owned and operated by the city and open to the

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City Commission to consider ordinance change for alcohol near worship facilities; permit from church for downtown location

During their Sept. 15 meeting, City Commissioners will consider a proposed ordinance change that would remove the restriction for the sale of on-premise alcohol sales within 600 feet of church. The proposed change came about when the city received a conditional use permit application for a church in the vacant space at 427 Central Ave., on the corner of Central

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Air Force awards $13.3 billion contract for ICBM replacement

The U.S. Air Force has awarded an engineering and manufacturing development contract for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent to Northrop Grumman. The GBSD system will replace the current Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system, which is in use at Malmstrom Air Force Base. GBSD missile program progressing According to the Air Force, the contract is $13.3 billion. The GBSD system

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City Commission approves portion of TIF request for downtown project, funds for wayfinding project

City Commissioners voted 5-0 during their Sept. 1 meeting to approve up to $25,440 in tax increment financing funds for the owners of the Metropolitan Building at 313-315 Central Avenue for reconstruction of the public sidewalk and vault along Central. The applicant, Keith Cron, had requested a total of $132,392 for that work, as well as the installation of a

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Tourism submits proposal to lease Overlook Drive building; City intends to re-issue the request for proposals

Great Falls Montana Tourism submitted a proposal to move their operations to the city-owned facility at 15 Overlook Drive. In August, the city solicited proposals to lease the former Visitors Center, which has been vacant since the summer of 2017, when Great Falls Tourism moved downtown, to the basement of 100 1st Ave. N. City seeking lease proposals for former

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Business Bites: Carnivorium opening; Hokkaido now open; The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers moving; Dante’s reopens after COVID scare; Paris Gibson Square hosting Arts on Fire Sept. 12

Carnivorium Carnivorium, a drive-through mobile restaurant, is launching next week in Great Falls. The restaurant will serve burgers, dogs and fries, according to Dave Snuggs. Carnivorium will donate 8 percent of daily gross sales to six local nonprofits, listed below. Carnivorium is a trailer with a kitchen and drive-through lane that will be open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to

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