Category Archives: Housing

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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City considering plats for 28 lots in West Ridge development

More housing is planned for the northern edge of the city in the next phase of the West Ridge development and the city planning board will consider the preliminary plat during their May 25 meeting. The 7.69 acre lot will be platted into 28 new lots for single family and townhomes. The lots will range from 10,656 to 10,662 square

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Stormwater permit approved for Milwaukee Station project

County Commissioners unanimously approved a 310 permit for the Milwaukee Station project during their April 27 meeting. The permits were established in Montana’s Natural Streambed and Land Preservation Act, also known as the 310 Law, which requires that any person planning to work in or near a perennial stream or river on private land must first obtain a 310 Permit from

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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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