Category Archives: Housing

City holding hearing on use of federal housing funds

The City Commission will hold a public hearing on Dec. 7 during on the city’s HOME-ARP allocation plan development process. The hearing will be part of the regular commission meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Commission Chambers upstairs at the Civic Center. City to set public housing needs hearing for use of COVID relief funds The American Rescue

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Court dismisses lawsuit against city over Wheat Ridge denial

A district court judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed against the city in 2019 over the denial of the Wheat Ridge annexation, finding in favor of the city. In March of 2019, the City Commission denied 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

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City to set public housing needs hearing for use of COVID relief funds

City Commissioners will be asked during their Tuesday meeting to set a public hearing for Dec. 7 for citizen comments regarding community needs that may be addressed with HOME-ARP funds. The hearing is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is an opportunity for public input as the city outlines its priorities in the allocation submitted

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216-unit apartment complex planned for site next to new medical school

Farran Realty Partners are partnering with Benefis Health System to build a 216-unit apartment complex next to the new medical school, Touro College Montana, which is planned to open in the fall of 2023. The complex will be built on the same parcel as Touro College, across from Central Catholic High School on 18th Avenue South. Touro breaks ground on

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NWGF receives $6.1 million in low income housing tax credits for Baatz Building renovation

Updated 10:30 a.m. Oct. 20 NeighborWorks Great Falls has been awarded $6.1 million in low income housing tax credits from the Montana Board of Housing for their plan to purchase and renovate the Baatz Building at 400 2nd Ave. S. into permanent supportive housing. The building has been vacant for several years and is in need of significant renovation as it

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Business Bites: NWGF looking to purchase, renovate Baatz Building; Big River Ruckus in September; Allegra Printing moving; fireworks complaints at neighborhood councils; Downtown Block Party is Thursday; Snap Fitness expanding; Wellness 406 rebranding

NeighborWorks Great Falls is applying to the Montana Board of Housing for low income housing tax credits for their plan to purchase and renovated the Baatz Building at 400 2nd Ave. S. into permanent supportive housing. The building has been vacant for several years and is in need of significant renovation as it was not well maintained as an apartment

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Construction on Flood Road begins July 9

Cascade County has contracted with United Materials for maintenance to Flood Road beginning July 9. The project includes milling and crack seal from the intersection of Dick Road south for about 3.4 miles. Work starts Friday, with no scheduled work over the weekend, then resumes July 12-16. During the project, be aware of workers, signs, flaggers, detours and construction posted

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Hearing on need for affordable senior housing project on July 6 commission agenda

During their July 6 meeting, the City Commission will conduct a public hearing related to community housing needs for a proposed affordable senior apartment building. The hearing is a requirement as part of the application process for low-income housing tax credits, which will be administered through the Montana Board of Housing. The commission will not take any action on the

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Local agencies looking at ways to create affordable housing, rentals

Several local organizations are partnering to study the housing market and plan strategically for growth and affordable housing. The Great Falls Development Authority, NeighborWorks Great Falls and the Great Falls Association of REALTORS are partnering to share the cost of the study. The request for proposals for the study has not yet been released. City receives $1 million for affordable

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Planning board OK’s next West Ridge phase; downtown TIF expansion

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The city planning board unanimously approved during their May 25 meeting the preliminary plat for 28 more lots in West Ridge on the northern end of the city and amendments to the Downtown Urban Renewal Plan to expand the use of tax increment financing funds. The was brief discussion of the stormwater retention pond since a neighboring property owner questioned

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