Category Archives: Economic Development

Mall owners asking to subdivide property into five parcels

The owners and retailers in the Holiday Village Mall are working to subdivide the property into five lots. The mall is located on 10th Avenue South on a 30.074 acre parcel. The city planning board voted unanimously during Tuesday’s meeting to recommend that the City Commission approve the subdivision. According to the application from the mall ownership, the subdivision will

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Community Health Care Center continuing split from county, move to Rocky Mountain Building

The Community Health Care Center is continuing it’s separation from Cascade County and the County Commission voted Tuesday to disburse another $100,000 to the center. Earlier this year, CHCC indicated its intention to split from the county and become an independent agency and this fall, CHCC entered into a buy-sell agreement on the Rocky Mountain Building, a long vacant eyesore

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County board appointments pushed to Dec. 18

The county’s appointments to the zoning, planning and airport boards have been pushed to their Dec. 18 meeting. County Commissioner Jane Weber said she forgot that Commissioner Joe Briggs would be in Washington, D.C. this week and wanted to have all three commissioners present for discussion on the board appointments. County board appointments on Tuesday’s agenda, including zoning board Since

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City Commission approves TIF funding for downtown group, despite some concerns

City Commissioners approved $5,000 in tax increment financing funds for the Downtown Development Partnership during their meeting this week. The DDP requested the funds to help cover the group’s annual operating costs such as insurance, conference attendance fees and membership dues. Commissioners approved the request in a 4-1 vote. A similar request for the same amount last year was approved

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City seeking proposals for cafe space at Rec Center

The City of Great Falls is requesting proposals for the full-time operation of a café/restaurant at the Community Recreation Center. The current area consists of 710 square feet of customer seating/serving area, 648 square foot kitchen area with walk in cooler and 1,420 square feet of additional space adjacent to the restaurant. “The city is interested in providing a quality

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Fun Zone planning move into former Pacific Galleries building

Now that the gymnastics center is up and running in the former Pacific Galleries building on 9th Street North, property owner Dan Bateman is working to further fill the 65,000 square building. This week, the city planning board unanimously voted to recommend that the City Commission approve Bateman’s request for a conditional use permit to allow for an “indoor sports

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KellerGeist Pub Theater bringing German heritage back to historic building downtown

The building at 111 Central Avenue is returning to its German roots and will open for the Christmas Stroll on Dec. 7. Jolene and Matthias Schalper bought the former theater building last fall and are opening the KellerGeist Pub Theater. “Matthias and I knew that we wanted to do something downtown,” Jolene said. They didn’t know what and then the

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Community presentation on Expo Park improvement proposal moved to Wednesday

A proposal has been developed over several years for the future of the Montana ExpoPark a community presentation is planned for this week. It was originally set for Tuesday but has been rescheduled to Nov. 28 at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn. The presentation is being hosted by Great Falls Montana Tourism, which hired Conventions, Sports and Leisure International,

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Commission to consider changes to city code related to buildings and construction

The next chunk of city code revisions are up for consideration by the City Commission on Tuesday. City staff have drafted changes to Title 15 that were presented to commissioners during an Oct. 16 work session and again for a first reading on Nov. 7. City moving forward with plan to suspend design review board; looking at changes to development

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Downtown business improvement district reaches renewal threshold

Downtown property owners have voted to renew the Business Improvement District. The renewal will still require a public hearing and approval by the City Commission, which is scheduled for a February meeting. Holiday lights contest in the works downtown Joan Redeen, community director of the BID, told the district’s board this week that 83.32 percent of property owners within the

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