Category Archives: Housing

Sunday Reads: April 5

Strange times continue, but at least it’s warmer outside. Get some fresh air but practice your social distancing. Happy reading. The Atlantic: The social-distancing culture war has begun Vice: 10 million Americans lost their jobs in two weeks because of coronavirus ProPublica: What we need to understand about asymptomatic carriers if we’re going to beat coronavirus Quill Magazine: White House

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March 31 updates: 9th case assigned to Cascade County; Bullock issues directives for landlords, residential foreclosures; Great Falls Clinic closing on Fridays

As of 5 p.m., Cascade County now has nine positive COVID-19 cases assigned to the county. The presumptive positive for a man in his 80s was confirmed by the state lab today. The ninth case is a man in his 40s, according to the Cascade County City-County Health Department. “As always, CCHD’s infectious disease team is conducting a contact investigation

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Business Bites: Mixed use, apartments planned for Milwaukee Station area; new spa downtown; facade uncovered at butcher shop

A mixed-use development is planned for the lot behind Milwaukee Station, including 83 market rate apartments, a wine bar, restaurant, fitness facility and some underground parking. The project is being developed by Big Sky Select Properties, the same development group that announced 18 apartments above Mighty Mo Brew Pub last week. Business Bites: 18 apartments coming to floors above Mighty

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Business Bites: 18 apartments coming to floors above Mighty Mo; Jah-T’aime closing

Eighteen market rate apartments are coming to the two floors above the Mighty Mo Brew Pub in the 400 block of Central Avenue. The Northern Lofts will include studio, one- and two-bedroom rental apartments, according to building owners Jason and Brion Lindseth, with an anticipated completion date in early 2021. Vision for a vibrant downtown Great Falls, microvisioning project designs

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Coins for a Cause funds donated to St. Vincent de Paul’s Angel Services Center

The Downtown Safety Alliance made its largest distribution to date from its Coins for a Cause program on Wednesday. During the 2019 calendar year, area residents and visitors donated $867.03 to the Coins for a Cause program, either in the donation boxes located in businesses throughout the downtown or the collection boxes that were added to some lightposts along Central

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City receives $1 million for affordable housing grants

The City of Great Falls has been allocated $1 million in grant funds through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The city’s Community Development Block Grant allocation is $808,347 and the HOME allocation is $280,426, according to a release from Sen. Jon Tester. City seeking community participation in needs survey for future CDBG funding That’s a similar amount

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Business Bites: Axe throwing opening; FabFx expanding; butcher shop facade work; airport improvements; affordable housing grant

Carved Axe Throwing Carved Axe Throwing, the first axe throwing venue in Great Falls opens Feb. 4 with a grand opening planned for Feb. 8. Ignite 2020: Boutique hotel, virtual reality arcade, axe throwing, beer, burgers and more coming to Great Falls; Children’s Museum has selected new site Throwers need to reserve lanes online and the company strongly suggests groups

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Residential units planned for vacant lot on 2nd Avenue North

A young entrepreneur is returning to Great Falls after college with the intention to begin a career as a real estate developer. Andreas Geranios, son of Nick Geranios, is getting started with a project on 2nd Avenue North turning a vacant property next to Smoked. American Barbecue into two residential homes. “My interest as a potential developer of the downtown

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Latest owner built homes group celebrate progress, nearing completion

Another 10 families are preparing to move into their self-built homes as part of the owner built homes program through NeighborWorks Great Falls. Last week, the families opened their doors to the community for a celebration of their yearlong effort to build the homes on 39th Avenue Northeast in the Thaniel Addition on the northern edge of the city limits.

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County approves 78-lot subdivision near airport

This week, the County Commission unanimously approved the preliminary plat for a 78-lot subdivision near the airport. In June, commissioners has delayed the decision to gather more information on aviation easements and comment from the 120th Airlift Wing of the Montana Air National Guard. The project would subdivide 297.85 acres into the Mountain View Estates Development North with 76 residential lots

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