Category Archives: Housing

City considering annexation of southside parcel

  On Tuesday, the city planning board will consider annexing a parcel on 21st Avenue South and assigning R-2 single family medium density zoning. Last summer, the property owners met with city staff to discuss the possibility of annexing into the city to have access to city water and sewer. The applicants have proposed building a single family home and

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Wheat Ridge decision postponed to March

A decision on the proposed Wheat Ridge Estates has been delayed to March 5. Spencer Woith, one of the developers, wrote to city staff on Jan. 2 asking that the decision be postponed. In a follow-up email on Jan. 8, Woith said it the additional time was needed to address storm water and emergency access plans in the proposal. Wheat

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Wheat Ridge developers ask to postpone decision to March

Debate over storm water, public safety and compatibility with Malmstrom Air Force Base delayed a decision on the proposed Wheat Ridge Estates housing development from September to the Jan. 15 City Commission meeting. But, at the request of the developer, it will likely be delayed again. Spencer Woith, one of the developers, wrote to the city in early January asking

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County planning board OK’s residential subdivision

The county planning board voted on Tuesday to recommend approval of a 12 residential lot subdivision off Flood Road. The proposed subdivision, River Bend Estates, would include a 1.62 acre parkland lot and would total 25.35 acres. The proposed subdivision will next go before the County Commission for approval. It’s part of a larger 170.07 acre tract and the developer,

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Wood shop near completion at Grace Home, creates opportunity for homeless veterans

Finding purpose after military service can be difficult for some veterans and the nearly finished shop at the Grace Home is helping fill that void. Organizers had hoped to repurpose the existing garage at the Grace Home, a transitional housing facility for homeless veterans, but it ended up needing to be torn down and rebuilt. The shop is nearly finished

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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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