Category Archives: Housing

City approves annexation of 20 acres for 83 homes on southern edge

During their Tuesday meeting, City Commissioners approved the annexation of about 20.5 acres for a NeighborWorks Great Falls project. The undeveloped land along 20th Street South and 24th Avenue South will be used for an 85-lot subdivision, including at least 50 homes that will be dedicated to the NWGF Mutual Self-Help Program. City to consider annexation for 85-lot NWGF development on

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Rockcress Commons groundbreaking is Sept. 28

Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney will join NeighborWorks Great Falls and GMD Development to break ground on an affordable housing development at 11 a.m. Sept. 28. Rockcress Commons will be 124 unit apartment complex near Benefis Health System and Great Falls College MSU. The complex will include one, two and three bedroom units divided over seven buildings with an additional community

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City Commission postpones Wheat Ridge annexation decision to January

City Commissioners voted Tuesday to postpone a decision on Wheat Ridge until their Jan. 15 meeting. The decision was made largely to give city staff time to review revised storm water plans submitted by the developers late last week and on Tuesday afternoon. Commissioners also had concerns about public safety access to and from the development. Commissioner Owen Robinson moved

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Wheat Ridge vote scheduled for tonight’s City Commission meeting

The City Commission is scheduled to vote tonight on the proposed Wheat Ridge Estates subdivision. Developers are requesting the annexation of 20.98 acres for a residential subdivision behind the Wal-Mart on 10th Avenue South. City staff is recommending denial of the project due to public safety, transportation connectivity and storm water concerns as well as potential conflict with operations at Malmstrom

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High school house program highlights value of trades; needs funding to continue

Construction on the 41st high school house is underway with students from Great Falls High and C.M. Russell High School serving as the design and construction team. The project, which is a partnership between Great Falls Public Schools and NeighborWorks Great Falls, will take about nine months and provide a single family home for low to moderate income individuals in

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Annexation for 83-home subdivision up for city consideration

City Commissioners will conduct a public hearing Tuesday on the proposed annexation of 20.5 acres for a proposed housing development from NeighborWorks Great Falls. NWGF is proposing an 85-lot subdivision along 20th Street South and 24th Avenue South with 50 lots dedicated to the mutual self-help program. The proposed development also includes 33 lots for one and two-bedroom Cottage style

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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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Wheat Ridge set for what will likely be a heated hearing on Sept. 18

Wheat Ridge is going to a public hearing on Sept. 18. City Commissioners had some discussion during their Aug. 7 meeting about not setting the public hearing but city staff said they believe it should go to a hearing to allow for due process of the project. City Commission to consider setting public hearing on east side Wheat Ridge development

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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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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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