Category Archives: Food and Agriculture

Application submitted for distillery, the second phase of proposed Madison Food Park

The county planning office has received a special use permit from Silver Falls Distillery, the next phase of the Madison Food Park. The application was received Wednesday and is still being reviewed by staff. The application will require a public meeting and consideration by the Zoning Board of Adjustment, as did the first phase with Big Sky Cheese, but that

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Commissioners modify, reverse and remand conditions on Big Sky Cheese from zoning board permit approval

County Commissioners voted during a special meeting on Nov. 21 to modify four, reverse four and remand one of the conditions imposed by the county Zoning Board of Adjustment in their approval of Big Sky Cheese’s special use permit. The ZBOA approved the permit on Aug. 28 with 17 conditions. Big Sky Cheese files appeal over some of ZBOA’s conditions

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Montanans for Responsible Land Use submit letter to county contesting Big Sky Cheese appeal

The Montanans for Responsible Land Use, a group of area landowners and citizens, submitted a letter to the Cascade County Commission last week regarding the Big Sky Cheese appeal of the conditions placed on their special use permit. Commissioners are holding a special meeting Nov. 21 to consider the appeal filed on behalf of Big Sky Cheese and its principal,

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County Commission to consider Big Sky Cheese appeal on Nov. 21

The Cascade County Commission is scheduled to conduct a special meeting Nov. 21 on Big Sky Cheese’s appeal of the conditions included in the county’s Zoning Board of Adjustment’s special use permit approval. The meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Family Living Center at Expo Park. The ZBOA approved the permit on Aug. 28 but included

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Council of Councils discusses Madison Food Park; Council 4 joins Council 5 in asking city to study potential impact

Members of Neighborhood Council 5 asked members of the city’s other eight councils during the Oct. 29 Council of Councils meeting to sign on to their resolution asking the city to study the potential impact of the Madison Food Park. “This conversation is a call to action,” Eric Ray, Council 5 chairman, said during the meeting. Council 5 voted during

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Neighborhood Council 5 asks city to study potential impact of proposed Madison Food Park

Neighborhood Council 5 voted during their Oct. 21 meeting to adopt a resolution requesting that the city formally evaluate the proposed Big Sky Cheese and Madison Food Park. The council’s area borders the eastern city limit line and would the close to the proposed food park complex. The council’s northern boundary is 10th Avenue South, the eastern and southern boundaries are

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Business Bites: Enbar, Hempl’s, Sip ‘n Dip make best of lists; Five Loaves Too has new owner; The Barn, Calico Rodeo closing

Three local establishments recently made best of lists from Big 7 Travel. Enbar Enbar was named the best cocktail bar in Montana. “Enbar is a stylish yet riotously fun bar that serves up handcrafted cocktails made with Montana spirits. Cocktails change with the seasons and there’s often specials, but there are a few highlights to look out for. We love

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Big Sky Cheese files appeal over some of ZBOA’s conditions on permit approval

Edward Friesen, on behalf of Madison Food Park and Big Sky Cheese, has filed an appeal with the County Commission of the Zoning Board of Adjustment’s Aug. 28 decision on their special use permit. The ZBOA’s approval of the permit included 17 conditions and Friesen has taken issue with nine of them. Under state law, the applicant can appeal to

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County planning board forwards zoning revisions to commission, with recommend to approve except for MU40 district

The Cascade County Planning Board voted 4-3 during their Sept. 10 meeting to recommend approval of the proposed zoning regulation revisions, with the exception of the MU40 district and an amended provision for medical marijuana. After spending about 20 minutes discussing whether to reduce a 1,000 foot setback for medical marijuana to 500 feet, the board realized the proposed revisions

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