Category Archives: Economic Development

City to consider annexation for 85-lot NWGF development on southern edge

A 20.5 acre property is being considered for annexation on the southern end of the city for a proposed NeighborWorks Great Falls development. The project goes before the city’s Planning Advisory Board/Zoning Commission on Tuesday for consideration of annexation, establishment of a planned unit development zoning and preliminary plat of a major subdivision. Currently dubbed the Medical Tech Park Addition,

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JCCS planning exterior remodel on River Drive South

JCCS is planning a façade renovation for their existing building at 501 Park Drive S. The project will be considered Monday by the city’s Design Review Board. The project includes an exterior renovation of the west-facing façade with new materials and colors. The renovation is designed to preserve the historical characteristics of the brick structure that dates to the International Harvester warehouse

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Corner of Watson Coulee and Vaughn roads getting facelift with new development

Another area of town is getting a facelift in the near future. A-Jay Concrete is planning a new headquarters building at 1715 Vaughn Road, which is currently a truck wash building. The city’s Design Review Board is reviewing the project on Monday. The project includes construction of office and warehouse space where several trucks will be housed during non-operating hours,

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Former Pacific Galleries building has new owner, new tenants and new look

The former Pacific Galleries building on 9th Street North is getting a new look and new tenants. For months, there’s been activity at the building with demolition going on inside and painting going on outside. Dan Bateman bought the building in December and said he’s making progress on fixing it up. A gymnastics gym is going into a section of

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County to consider final plat of two lots; commissioners contest usefulness of hearing at this stage

On Tuesday, County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on final plat of a minor subdivision off Highwood Drive with two residential lots of 10.008 acres each. The commission approved the preliminary plat in July and the applicant has met all the conditions of approval for the lots off Fox Farm Road, according to planning staff. Commissioner Joe Briggs said the

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BID accepting bids on pedlets for Celtic Cowboy and Burger Bunker

Bids are being accepted by the Business Improvement District for the two new pedlets downtown and officials are hoping they’ll be open for the end the season. Joan Redeen, BID community director, said the new pedlets would go in front of the Celtic Cowboy on 1st Avenue South and Burger Bunker on 5th Street South. The BID awarded grants to

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Efforts to redevelop Rocky Mountain Building downtown continuing

The Rocky Mountain Building continues to be a topic of discussion for many in the downtown area. During Tuesday’s Downtown Safety Alliance meeting, Officer Adam Hunt told the group that the alcove in the back of the building was becoming a larger problem. He was considering starting the process for a public nuisance but since that can lead to abatement

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Aaron’s has moved from Smelter to building in front of North 40 on 10th Avenue

Aaron’s has moved from their location on Smelter Avenue to 4300 10th Ave. S. in front of North 40 Outfitters. The new location is open as of today, Aug. 7, and the move happened virtually overnight. Darren Bryce with the local Aaron’s store said the new showroom and warehouse spaces are larger and they’re planning to offer a wider selection

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County approves heavy industrial rezone; tax increment funds for infrastructure

Last week, County Commissioners rezoned a 13-acre property near Giant Springs State Park from light to heavy industrial in a 2-1 vote. Commissioners held a public meeting the week prior and no members of the public made comments. One resident submitted an email to the county expressing opposition to the rezoning. County to consider another rezone to heavy industrial near

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City Commission to consider setting public hearing on east side Wheat Ridge development

During Tuesday’s meeting, City Commissioners will consider setting a public hearing for Sept. 18 on the first phase of the proposed Wheat Ridge Estates subdivision. City staff is recommending denial of the developers request for annexation, zoning and a preliminary plat but staff does recommend setting the public hearing. Planning board recommends that City Commission approve Wheat Ridge development The

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