Category Archives: Housing

City planning board OKs 252-unit apartment complex on east side

The city planning board voted unanimously during their Jan. 24 meeting to recommend approval, zoning and the preliminary plat for a 252-unit apartment complex planned for the east side. The developer, Discovery Meadows Inc., is requesting to annex and zone 6.63 acres at 5123 7th St. N., at the northwest corner of 7th Avenue North and 52nd Street North. The

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City to review plans for 252-unit apartment complex on east side

The city planning board will consider an annexation request during their Jan. 24 meeting for a 252-unit apartment complex on the east side. The developer, Discovery Meadows Inc., is requesting to annex and zone 6.63 acres at 5123 7th St. N., at the northwest corner of 7th Avenue North and 52nd Street North. The developer is planning to build six

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Lawmakers considering rent caps

By Elinor Smith | UM Legislative News Service, UM School of Journalism HELENA — Lawmakers in Helena are considering a bill that would prohibit rent caps, or limits on how much landlords can charge for rent.  Senate Bill 105, sponsored by Sen. Steve Fitzpatrick, R-Great Falls, would make it illegal for local governments to interfere with rental prices on both private and

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Planning board changes direction, recommends approval of Dicks RV Park zone change for apartment complex

After a initial move to recommend denial of the proposed 531-unit apartment complex on the Dick’s RV Park property, several members of the planning board changed their mind and voted to recommend approval during their Jan. 10 meeting. It was the second hearing on the request since the board essentially voted to deny the project during their December meeting when

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Local group fundraising for homeless shelter village

Housed Great Falls, a recently formed local nonprofit, has launched a fundraising campaign to create a Pallet shelter community. The group is raising funds to acquire at least a third of an acre of land, 20 single occupancy shelters, service office, bathroom, shower, laundry and a community center. The group is hoping to raise $1.5 million in project start up

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City planning board to again consider Dick’s RV Park rezone

During their Jan. 10 meeting, the city planning board will be asked to rescind their Dec. 13 vote on the requested rezoning of the Dick’s RV Park. The property owners have requested to rezone the property from R-10 mobile home park to R-6 multifamily high density for a planned 513-unit apartment complex. During their December meeting the board voted 3-3

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City approves agreement with housing authority for police services

City Commissioners approved a new community based policing agreement with the Great Falls Housing Authority during their Jan. 3 meeting. The agreement between the city police department and the housing authority has been in place since the late 1980s, according to the city, and is updated periodically. The item was on the consent agenda, but Commissioner Joe McKenney asked to

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City holding public hearing on planned affordable housing renovation

City Commissioners are scheduled to hold a public hearing during their Jan. 3 meeting on whether a planned housing project meets a community housing need. MT3 Community Partners is applying for low-income housing tax credits from the Montana Board of Housing to finance their planned renovation of Sunshine Village and Broadview Manor. The application process requires that the applicants gather

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City considering new policing agreement with housing authority

City Commissioners will consider during their Jan. 3 meeting whether to accept the new community based policing agreement with the Great Falls Housing Authority. Staff is recommending approval. The agreement between the city police department and the housing authority has been in place since the late 1980s, according to the city. Housing Authority terminates city management contract Under the agreement,

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Carter Commons housing project selected for state tax credits

Earlier this fall, Carter Commons, a planned housing project in Great Falls, was selected for $6.5 million in federal housing tax credits to build 25 new affordable homes for seniors. The Montana Department of Commerce and Montana Board of Housing manage the state’s allocation of federal housing tax credits and awarded $31 million in credits to developments in five communities

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