Category Archives: Housing

City accepting applications for CDBG, HOME funds

The city is accepting applications for this year’s Community Development Block Grant and HOME allocation. CDBG and HOME funds are allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Applications from qualifying agencies are now being accepted and there’s not application deadline. Applications for these funds are currently accepted year round and do not have an application deadline. A

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Business Bites: St. Patrick’s Day Parade canceled; Spark Architecture now a B-Corp; Rocky Mountain BiometRX opens in Great Falls; NeighborWorks kicks off fund drive; Howard’s Pizza opening downtown dining room; Park and Rec office reopening; Corder donates to Toby’s House

St. Patrick’s Day Parade “Friends, It is with great regret we inform you once again, the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade has been canceled due to Covid-19 and our concern for the public’s health and safety. We look forward to next year when we can all celebrate our Heritage on March 17.” –Great Falls Division, Ancient Order of Hibernians Howard’s

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Business Bites: Brookdale under new ownership; Blue Feather holding ribbon cutting; Home and Garden Show approved for March; Seeking Recovery treatment center is moving

Iris Senior Living Brookdale Great Falls is under new ownership. Compass Senior Living, based in Eugene, Ore., is the new majority owner and manager of the 61-unit senior independent living community that will now operate under a new name, The Iris Senior Living, according to a release. The purchase was finalized Jan. 25 and officials from Compass Senior Living will

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City Commission approves annexation, zoning for proposed 48-unit apartment complex on Skyline Drive and 6th Street Northwest

City Commissions unanimously approved the annexation of 2.15 acres on the corner of Skyline Drive Northwest and 6th Street Northwest and to assign R-6 multi-family high density zoning. The property owner is planning to build four three-story 12-plex for a total of 48 residential units on a 2.15 acre parcel. Annexation for proposed 48-unit apartment complex on Dec. 1 City Commission

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Annexation for proposed 48-unit apartment complex on Dec. 1 City Commission agenda

A proposed apartment complex for the corner of Skyline Drive Northwest and 6th Street Northwest is on the Dec. 1 agenda for City Commissioners to consider annexation and zoning. The proposed Skyline Heights would include four three-story 12-plex for a total of 48 residential units on a 2.15 acre parcel. City Commission to set public hearing on proposed apartment complex

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City Commission to set public hearing on proposed apartment complex on Skyline Drive and 6th Street NW

A proposed apartment complex for the corner of Skyline Drive Northwest and 6th Street Northwest will get a first glance at the Nov. 4 City Commission meeting. Commissioners will be asked to consider the annexation and zoning request on first reading and set a public hearing for Dec. 1. The proposed Skyline Heights would include four three-story 12-plex for a

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Easements approved for Milwaukee Station project

City Commissioners approved multiple easements last week associated with Milwaukee Station Project at the corner of River Drive and 1st Avenue North. The project being developed by Big Sky Select Properties and will include about 110 residential units and 10,000 square feet of commercial space that will be lightly attached to the existing Milwaukee Station Depot Building at 101 River

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City planning board OK’s annexation, zoning for 48-unit apartment complex on Skyline Drive

The city planning board unanimously voted to recommend approval of annexation and zoning for a proposed 48-unit apartment complex on a 2.15 acre parcel on the corner of Skyline Drive Northwest and 6th Street Northwest. The developer, Skyline Heights, LLC, is proposing four 12-plex multi-family buildings to be built in phases over multiple years. 48-unit apartment complex proposed for Skyline Drive

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City Commission chooses not to pursue nondiscrimination ordinance; instead will draft resolution in support of protected classes, including LGBTQ+ community

The consensus among City Commissioners after a three-hour work session on Sept. 8 was that a nondiscrimination ordinance was not the route to pursue to address discrimination toward the LGBTQ+ community in Great Falls. They instead asked staff to start drafting a resolution that would state their support of protected classes of people, to include the the LGBTQ+ community, and

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Milwaukee Station zone change approved

The zone change for the Milwaukee Station project has been approved 3-1. The project has been dubbed The Station and the Lofts at The Station. Commissioner Tracy Houck left the meeting before the vote and Commissioner Mary Moe was opposed. The zone change allows a greater building height and also reduces some parking and landscaping requirements. Milwaukee Station project zone

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