Category Archives: Economic Development

New lawsuit filed against city over marijuana zoning rules

Another lawsuit related to marijuana business operations has been filed against the city. Green Creek LLC, owned by Janelle and Dale Yatsko, has filed a new complaint against the city over their proposed location for a dispensary. The Yatsko’s signed a lease for 1826 10th Ave. S, the former Bowser Brewing site, in February 2022 and have been paying rent.

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County approves bonds for Montana Renewables conversion project

Cascade County Commissioners voted 2-0 to approve the issuance of $275 million in revenue bonds to Montana Renewables, which is a partner company to Calumet Montana Refining. Commissioner Joe Briggs was traveling and absent from the meeting. Montana Renewables will use the proceeds of the bonds to “finance all, or a portion of, the costs of acquiring, constructing, installing, converting,

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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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Tire shop planned for former Loading Zone property

Discount Tire Company is planning a location at the former Loading Zone/Playground/Buffalo Saloon location. The company has filed a request to vacate the right of way for a portion of 10th Alley South between 24th and 25th Streets South for the project. City Commissioners will consider the request during their Nov. 15 meeting and be asked to set a public

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Alluvion hosting construction update meetings Nov. 9

Alluvion Health will host two public meetings on Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at The Newberry located at 420 Central Ave. in downtown Great Falls. The public meetings will provide updates on the ongoing construction of the Alluvion Health at 601 Central Ave. project, formerly known as the Rocky Mountain Building. Business Bites: Apartments proposed for Dick’s

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Commission votes to remove extra landscaping requirements for casinos

City Commissioners voted 4-0 during their Nov. 1 meeting to remove the additional landscaping requirements that only apply to casinos. The mayor was absent. Previously, casinos had to allocate 20 percent of the existing property toward landscaping with 50 percent of that along the front of the property. Under the updated code, casinos would be treated the same as any

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City considering casino landscaping rules

City Commissioners are holding a public hearing during their Nov. 1 meeting on proposed code changes related to casinos. The city planning board voted 4-0 in September to recommend approval of the changes. Three members of the board were absent during that meeting. The proposed change was prompted by the property owner at 2416 11th Ave. S. who is interested

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County denies RSID request for road maintenance

County Commissioners unanimously voted to deny a request for a rural special improvement district for the maintenance of a proposed access road off Vaughn Road at the I-15 interchange. Michael Maeder asked for the RSID for the maintenance of Independence Way, a proposed access road, in his proposed development and for the maintenance of culverts, drainage ditches, detention pond, weed

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Planning board recommends approval of 432-unit apartment complex

The city planning board unanimously voted to recommend annexation and zoning for a 432-unit apartment complex at the corner of 2nd Avenue North and 38th Street North. The planning board reviewed the request from Silver Stone Enterprises during their Oct. 25 meeting and voted to recommend that the City Commission approve the request. The commission is schedule to consider the

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