Category Archives: Housing

County approves 78-lot subdivision near airport

This week, the County Commission unanimously approved the preliminary plat for a 78-lot subdivision near the airport. In June, commissioners has delayed the decision to gather more information on aviation easements and comment from the 120th Airlift Wing of the Montana Air National Guard. The project would subdivide 297.85 acres into the Mountain View Estates Development North with 76 residential lots

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County postpones decision on 78-lot development near airport to July 30

Lingering questions and some public comments prompted County Commissioners to delay a decision on a proposed 78-lot subdivision near the airport. Mike Hagen is proposing to subdivide 297.85 acres into the Mountain View Estates Development North with 76 residential lots ranging in size from 2.38 to 5.347 acres and two parkland lots that would be 3.766 and 2.080 acres. The county

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Business Bites: PurpleGold açaí bowl and waffle bus coming; Tracy’s reopening; Cambridge Court closing, BeeHive expanding

Açaí bowls and waffles will be hitting the road in Great Falls this summer. Ryan and Ashley Smith are preparing to launch PurpleGold, an açaí bowl and waffle bus. The açaí bowls will be made from blending the açaí berry into a thick smoothie, topped with gluten free granola, fresh fruit, chia seeds, hemp seeks, almonds, peanut butter, bee pollen,

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Sukut named director at Great Falls Housing Authority

Greg Sukut has been appointed as the new director of the Great Falls Housing Authority, replacing Kevin Hager who retired Dec. 31, 2018. Sukut has been serving as interim director since Hager’s retirement during the search for a new director. Previously, he was deputy director/project supervisor at the Great Falls Housing Authority. In that role, he supervised and managed housing

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City staff make CDBG funding recommendation

City staff made their recommendations to the City Commission this week for Community Development Block Grant funding priorities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development notified the city that this year’s allocation for CDBG is $794,666. That’s up from last year’s allocation of $776,621. The city is also receiving $273,088 in HOME funds, down slightly from last year’s $285,831

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Property owner sues city over Wheat Ridge annexation denial

KYSO Corporation, the owner of property that was proposed for annexation into the city for the Wheat Ridge development, has filed a lawsuit against the city over its denial of annexation. In the complaint, filed April 8, KYSO asks the court to deem the city’s actions as unconstitutional and in violation of KYSO’s private property rights and that KYSO be

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CDBG public needs hearing set for Tuesday

This year’s Community Development Block Grant process is underway and on Tuesday’s the City Commission will conduct the public needs hearing. The CDBG and HOME Investment Partnership programs are administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the agency requires a public hearing seeking input on community needs that can be addressed with CDBG funding support. Staff

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City seeking applicants for multiple boards

The city is seeking applications for citizens to serve on the following boards and commissions. Great Falls Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. There is one opening for a non-tenant member for a five-year term through June 30, 2024. The GFHA board consists of seven commissioners appointed by the City Commission; two tenant members and five non-tenant members. The tenant applicants

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City Commission denies Wheat Ridge annexation

City Commissioners voted 5-0 on Tuesday to deny annexation of 21.1 acres on the eastern edge of the city for the proposed Wheat Ridge residential subdivision. The annexation request was initially submitted to the city last spring and had support from Neighborhood Council 5 and the city planning board. Wheat Ridge annexation back on city agenda this week But city

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Wheat Ridge annexation back on city agenda this week

The proposed residential development on the east end of the city is back on the agenda for this week’s City Commission meeting. The request to annex and zone about 20 acres as the first phase of a larger residential subdivision was initially heard during a September public hearing when the commission opted to postpone the decision to January. The proposed

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