Meeting Information

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Please check the appropriate agenda under Calendar of Events for the order in which the files will be reviewed at the meetings. For upcoming Board of Adjustments meetings click here and for Planning Board meetings click here.

Flathead County Board of Adjustment

March 1, 2016

David Van Buren/Word of Life Conditional Use Permit: A request by David Van Buren representing Word of Life for a conditional use permits to establish a ‘church’ on property within the Westside Zoning District and zoned R-1 (Suburban Residential).  The subject property is located at the north end of Hathaway Lane, contains approximately 5.6 acres and can legally be described as Tracts 6A, 6CB, 6D and 6E in Section 12, Township 28 North, Range 22 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.  This agenda item was postoned at the February 2, 2016 meeting.

Application   Staff Report   Site Map    (Attached information 1-13-16 @ 10:20 am)

Posted Information 12/28/15 @ 9:45 am

Falcon Peak LLC Conditional Use Permit: A request from George J. Joseph, on behalf of Falcon Peak LLC, for a conditional use permit to build a 10-unit apartment building on property located within the Evergreen Zoning District and zoned RA-1 (Residential Apartment).  The subject property contains approximately 0.50 acres; is located at 34 West Evergreen Drive.

Application   Staff Report   Site Plan   (Posted Information 2-3-16 @ 10:55 am)

Flathead County Planning Board

February 10, 2016

Winter Park Ventures LLC-Majestic Valley LLC Zone Change: A zone change request by Sands Surveying, Inc., on behalf of Winter Park Ventures and Majestic Valley, LLC in the Highway 93 North Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on a parcel containing approximately 37.63 acres from SAG-5 (Suburban Agricultural) to B-3 (Community Business).  The parcel is located at 3630 Highway 93 North near Kalispell, MT, just north of Church Drive.

Application   Staff Report

Posted and attached information 1/25/16 @ 11:45 am

January 13, 2016

Shelley Pierson Zone Change: A zone change request by Marquardt and Marquardt Surveying, Inc., on behalf of Shelley Pierson in the Evergreen Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on a parcel containing approximately 0.8 acres from R-2 (One Family Limited Residential) to R-3 (One Family Limited Residential).  The subject property is located at 180 Birch Drive.

Application   Staff Report   Vicinity Maps

Posted and attached information 12/28/15 @ 9:50 am

December 9, 2015

Robert Zavadil Zone Change: A Zone Change request in the Highway 93 North Zoning District by Sands Surveying, on behalf of Robert Zavadil.  The proposal would change the zoning on parcels containing approximately 20.843 acres from AG-40 (Agricultural) to SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural).  The subject property is located at 249 Moraine Drive, south of Spring Prairie Road.

Application   Staff Report

Posted and attached infomation 12/8/15 @ 11:14 am

November 18, 2015

Mill Creek Phase I and II Planned Unit Development Text Amendment: A request by Michael Fraser, on behalf of Bigfork Landing II LLC., Calaway Construction Inc. and Calaway Brothers LLC for a zoning text amendment for the Mill Creek Phase I and II Planned Unit Development (PUD).  The applicant is requesting the proposed amendment because the language precludes combining Phase II dwelling lots into either attached dwelling lots or detached single family lots.  Language is proposed which would allow Phase II attached dwelling lots to be combined into larger attached or detached dwelling lots.  The proposed text amendment would allow these lots to be moved to eliminate the encroachment into common areas.

Application  Maps  Staff Report

Posted and attached application and maps 10/29/15 @ 1:53 pm, posted staff report 11/12/15 @ 2:49 pm

October 14, 2015

Lester-Fredenberg Zone Change: A Zone Change request in the Highway 93 North Zoning District by Sands Surveying, on behalf of Megan R. Lester and Mark & Susan Fredenberg.  The proposal would change the zoning on parcels containing approximately 81.55 acres from SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural) to R-2.5 (Rural Residential).  The subject parcels are located at 2280 and 2288 Whitefish Stage.

Application  Site Map  Staff Report

Posted and attached information 9/24/15 @ 1:55 pm, attached staff report 10/1/15 @ 11:21 am

Pensco Trust Company and David Kaupp Zone Change: A Zone Change request in the Highway 93 North Zoning District by Marquardt Surveying, on behalf of Pensco Trust Company and David E. Kaupp.  The proposal would change the zoning on four (4) parcels containing approximately 33.73 acres from SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural) to SAG-5 (Suburban Agricultural).  The subject parcels are located south of Tronstad Road and west of Sirucek Lane.

Application  Site Map  Staff Report

Posted and attached information 9/24/15 @ 2:00 pm, attached staff report 10/1/15 @ 11:22 am

Evergreen Enterprise Zoning Overlay (EEO) Text Amendment:  A publicly initiated text amendment to the Flathead County Zoning Regulations proposed by the Flathead County Planning Board at the request of the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce. The proposed text amendment will create a new overlay use district entitled EEO Evergreen Enterprise Overlay and add the new overlay use district to the Flathead County Zoning Regulations as Section 3.50. The general character of the proposed EEO Evergreen Enterprise Overlay is a use district to diversify allowable businesses and encourage infill development along the Evergreen highway commercial corridor by overlaying B-2 General Business or B-3 Community Business zoning districts with one additional permitted use. The permitted use that is proposed is #25 from the current list of permitted uses in the I-1 Light Industrial use district and will appear as follows:

1.  Light assembly and manufacturing, fabrication and processing, repairing, packing, storage facilities, warehousing and distribution of products and equipment provided that such uses do not produce objectionable impacts beyond the lot lines and do not involve materials that are explosive, hazardous or toxic. Examples of such uses would include but are not limited to the following:

 A.   Automobile, bus, truck, boat and equipment washing, detailing, repairing, service and storage.

 B.  Manufacture of products such as clothing; furniture; fabricated wood, glass, plastic and metal products; leather and leather goods; medical, dental and optical products and equipment; and boat building.

 C.  Processing and manufacturing of food such as baked goods, dairy products, alcoholic beverages and beverage manufacturing and bottling.

 D.  Repair of equipment and consumer items such as appliances, clocks and watches, lawn and garden equipment, computers, televisions, shoes, and furniture.

 E.  Storage and warehousing such as mini-storage, boat and vehicle storage.

All other provisions of the underlying B-2 and B-3 use districts, as applicable, will apply. The EEO Evergreen Enterprise Overlay use district will also be added to the list of use districts found in Section 3.01.020 of the Flathead County Zoning Regulations as part of this text amendment. Please note that this agenda item is a text amendment to the Flathead County Zoning Regulations. A separate hearing must be held on a map amendment to apply the proposed overlay use district to any particular area or properties in Flathead County.

Section 3.50 - EEO Evergreen Enterprise Overlay  Staff Report

Posted and attached document 9/24/15 @ 2:15 pm

Evergreen Enterprise Zoning Overlay District (EEO):  A publicly initiated overlay zoning district proposed by the Flathead County Planning Board at the request of the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce to apply the EEO Evergreen Enterprise Overlay (Section 3.50 of the Flathead County Zoning Regulations) zoning district to the areas currently zoned B-2 General Business or B-3 Community Business along the highway commercial corridor in Evergreen, Montana. The boundary of the proposed EEO Evergreen Enterprise Overlay zoning district is overlaying all existing B-2 General Business or B-3 Community Business zoning in the Evergreen and Willow Glen Zoning Districts within 1500’ of U.S. Highway 2 East beginning on the west side at Woodland Park Drive and extending east and north to the intersection with Rose Crossing, all existing B-2 General Business or B-3 Community Business zoning in the Evergreen and Willow Glen Zoning Districts within 1500’ of  MT Highway 35 beginning on the west at the intersection with U.S. Highway 2 East and extending east to the intersection with Helena Flats Road, and all existing B-2 General Business or B-3 Community Business zoning in the Evergreen Zoning District within 1500’ of MT Highway 548 (West Reserve Drive) beginning on the east side at the intersection with U.S. Highway 2 East and extending west to a point just east of the intersection with Cheery Lynn Road. The general character of the proposed EEO Evergreen Enterprise Overlay zoning district is a zoning district to diversify allowable businesses by adding “light assembly and manufacturing, fabrication and processing, repairing, packing, storage facilities, warehousing and distribution of products and equipment provided that such uses do not produce objectionable impacts beyond the lot lines and do not involve materials that are explosive, hazardous or toxic” to the existing zoning thereby encouraging infill development and broader utilization of existing services and infrastructure along the Evergreen highway commercial corridor. 

Sheet 1 of 2. Sheet 2 of 2 Staff Report

Posted maps 9/24/15 @ 2:18 pm

September 23, 2015 - Special Meeting

PUBLIC COMMENT IS CLOSED FOR THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL MEETING ITEMS

Flathead County Zoning Regulations Text Amendments:  A request by the Planning and Zoning Office for text amendments to the Flathead County Zoning Regulations. The primary text amendment would create five new use district classifications to the zoning regulations. Specifically, new zoning district classifications, named B-2A Secondary Business, BMRR Big Mountain Resort Residential, BMV Big Mountain Village, BSD Business Service District, and RR-1 Low Density Resort Residential would be incorporated into the zoning regulations as Sections 3.45, 3.46, 3.47, 3.48 and 3.49. No new physical zoning districts will be created as result of this text amendment.

The five new use district classifications will be cross referenced to other Sections of the Flathead County Zoning Regulations as part of this text amendment. These include the following text amendments to:

  • Section 3.01.020 to add the five new use districts ;
  • Section 3.03.020(10) to include RR-1 as a zoning or use district that prohibits gravel extraction and asphalt and concrete batch plant uses;
  • Section 4.04 to include RR-1 for a caretaker’s facility;
  • Section 4.06 to include BSD for a commercial caretaker’s facility;
  • Section 4.08.040 to include RR for day care centers;
  • Section 5.05.010 and 5.05.020 to include RR for greenbelt requirements;
  • Section 5.11.040(3) to include BMRR, and RR-1 for signs;
  • Section 5.11.040(4) to include B-2A, BMV, and BSD for signs;
  • Section 6.13 to include BMV, BMRR, BSD, and RR for parking requirements special conditions.

Staff Report    Draft B-2A   Draft BMRR    Draft BMV   Draft BSD   Draft RR-1 

FC Zoning Regs pp. 19-22   FC Zoning Regs pp.170-173    FC Zoning Regs pp 184                   FC Zoning Regs pp 189-197     FC Zoning Regs pp 205-206

Posted 8/25/15 @ 11:53 am, attached information 8/25/15 @ 2:19 pm, posted under 9/23/15 meeting 9/14/15 @ 2:18 pm

Rural Whitefish Zoning District:  A Zoning request to establish the Rural Whitefish Zoning District, a request by the Planning and Zoning Office. The area is currently zoned under the Rural Whitefish Interim Zoning District and the proposal would establish B-2A (Secondary Business), BMRR (Big Mountain Resort Residential), BMV (Big Mountain Village), BSD (Business Service District), I-2 (Heavy Industrial), RR-1 (Low Density Resort Residential), R-1 (Suburban Residential), R-2 (One-Family Limited Residential), R-2.5 (Rural Residential), R-3 (One Family Residential), R-4 (Two-Family Residential), SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural), and SAG-5 (Suburban Agricultural) zoning. The proposal would encompass approximately 12,740 acres and could be described as:

 Section 1, Section 2 (excepting portions within the Big Mountain West Zoning District and Lot 18 Block 1 of the Sun Rise Ridge Subdivision Lot 44 of the Sun Rise Ridge Phase III Subdivision,  The Big Mountain View Subdivision, Tract 1B and 1E and Chamonix Subdivision), Section 3 (excepting portions within the City of Whitefish and the Big Mountain West Zoning District), Section 4, 5, 9, 12, 13, 15,  22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 35 and 36 (excepting portions within the City of Whitefish), the North ½ of Section 8 and the North ½ of the Southeast ¼ of Section 8, Sections 10, 11 and 14 (excepting portions within the City of Whitefish and the East Whitefish Lake Zoning District), Section 26 (excepting portions within the City of Whitefish and the Lake Park Addition Zoning District), the Southwest ¼ of Section 34 (excepting the East ½ of the Southeast ¼ of the Southwest ¼), The East ½ of the Southeast ¼ Section 34 (excepting portions within the City of Whitefish) and the Northeast ¼ of Section 34 (excepting portions within the City of Whitefish and Tract 2C) of Township 31 North, Range 22 West, Sections 6, 19, 20, 29 and 30, the West ½ of the Southwest ¼ of Section 8 and the Southeast ¼ of the Southwest ¼ of Section 8 and Sections 7, 17, 18, 31 and 32 (excepting portions within the City of Whitefish) of Township 31 North, Range 21 West, Section 1 (excepting portions within the City of Whitefish), Section 2 (excepting portions within the City of Whitefish and the Blanchard Lake Zoning District), the North ½ of the Northeast ¼ of Section 3 (excepting portions within the Blanchard Lake Zoning District) and the North ½ of Section 12 (excepting portions within the City of Whitefish) of Township 30 North, Range 22 West, and the West ½ of the East ½ of Section 5 and the West ½ of Section 5 (excepting portions within the City of Whitefish), Section 6 and 7 (excepting portions within the City of Whitefish), Section 8 (excepting portions within the City of Whitefish and the Southeast Rural Whitefish Zoning District) and Sections 16, 17, 18 of Township 30 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M. in Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report  Maps

Posted 8/25/15 @ 11:58 am, attached staff report and maps 8/27/15 @12:15 pm, posted under 9/23/15 meeting 9/14/15 @ 2:18 pm

September 9 , 2015

Flathead County Zoning Regulations Text Amendments:  A request by the Planning and Zoning Office for text amendments to the Flathead County Zoning Regulations. The primary text amendment would create five new use district classifications to the zoning regulations. Specifically, new zoning district classifications, named B-2A Secondary Business, BMRR Big Mountain Resort Residential, BMV Big Mountain Village, BSD Business Service District, and RR-1 Low Density Resort Residential would be incorporated into the zoning regulations as Sections 3.45, 3.46, 3.47, 3.48 and 3.49. No new physical zoning districts will be created as result of this text amendment.

The five new use district classifications will be cross referenced to other Sections of the Flathead County Zoning Regulations as part of this text amendment. These include the following text amendments to:

  • Section 3.01.020 to add the five new use districts ;
  • Section 3.03.020(10) to include RR-1 as a zoning or use district that prohibits gravel extraction and asphalt and concrete batch plant uses;
  • Section 4.04 to include RR-1 for a caretaker’s facility;
  • Section 4.06 to include BSD for a commercial caretaker’s facility;
  • Section 4.08.040 to include RR for day care centers;
  • Section 5.05.010 and 5.05.020 to include RR for greenbelt requirements;
  • Section 5.11.040(3) to include BMRR, and RR-1 for signs;
  • Section 5.11.040(4) to include B-2A, BMV, and BSD for signs;
  • Section 6.13 to include BMV, BMRR, BSD, and RR for parking requirements special conditions.

Staff Report    Draft B-2A   Draft BMRR    Draft BMV   Draft BSD   Draft RR-1 

FC Zoning Regs pp. 19-22   FC Zoning Regs pp.170-173    FC Zoning Regs pp 184                   FC Zoning Regs pp 189-197     FC Zoning Regs pp 205-206

Posted 8/25/15 @ 11:53 am, attached information 8/25/15 @ 2:19 pm

Rural Whitefish Zoning District:  A Zoning request to establish the Rural Whitefish Zoning District, a request by the Planning and Zoning Office. The area is currently zoned under the Rural Whitefish Interim Zoning District and the proposal would establish B-2A (Secondary Business), BMRR (Big Mountain Resort Residential), BMV (Big Mountain Village), BSD (Business Service District), I-2 (Heavy Industrial), RR-1 (Low Density Resort Residential), R-1 (Suburban Residential), R-2 (One-Family Limited Residential), R-2.5 (Rural Residential), R-3 (One Family Residential), R-4 (Two-Family Residential), SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural), and SAG-5 (Suburban Agricultural) zoning. The proposal would encompass approximately 12,740 acres and could be described as:

 Section 1, Section 2 (excepting portions within the Big Mountain West Zoning District and Lot 18 Block 1 of the Sun Rise Ridge Subdivision Lot 44 of the Sun Rise Ridge Phase III Subdivision,  The Big Mountain View Subdivision, Tract 1B and 1E and Chamonix Subdivision), Section 3 (excepting portions within the City of Whitefish and the Big Mountain West Zoning District), Section 4, 5, 9, 12, 13, 15,  22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 35 and 36 (excepting portions within the City of Whitefish), the North ½ of Section 8 and the North ½ of the Southeast ¼ of Section 8, Sections 10, 11 and 14 (excepting portions within the City of Whitefish and the East Whitefish Lake Zoning District), Section 26 (excepting portions within the City of Whitefish and the Lake Park Addition Zoning District), the Southwest ¼ of Section 34 (excepting the East ½ of the Southeast ¼ of the Southwest ¼), The East ½ of the Southeast ¼ Section 34 (excepting portions within the City of Whitefish) and the Northeast ¼ of Section 34 (excepting portions within the City of Whitefish and Tract 2C) of Township 31 North, Range 22 West, Sections 6, 19, 20, 29 and 30, the West ½ of the Southwest ¼ of Section 8 and the Southeast ¼ of the Southwest ¼ of Section 8 and Sections 7, 17, 18, 31 and 32 (excepting portions within the City of Whitefish) of Township 31 North, Range 21 West, Section 1 (excepting portions within the City of Whitefish), Section 2 (excepting portions within the City of Whitefish and the Blanchard Lake Zoning District), the North ½ of the Northeast ¼ of Section 3 (excepting portions within the Blanchard Lake Zoning District) and the North ½ of Section 12 (excepting portions within the City of Whitefish) of Township 30 North, Range 22 West, and the West ½ of the East ½ of Section 5 and the West ½ of Section 5 (excepting portions within the City of Whitefish), Section 6 and 7 (excepting portions within the City of Whitefish), Section 8 (excepting portions within the City of Whitefish and the Southeast Rural Whitefish Zoning District) and Sections 16, 17, 18 of Township 30 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M. in Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report  Maps

Posted 8/25/15 @ 11:58 am, attached staff report and maps 8/27/15 @12:15 pm

Flathead County Planning Board Workshop

March 11, 2015

Rural Whitefish Planning and Zoning Transition: Neighborhood plans, neighborhood plan maps and resolutions adopting the neighborhood plans within the former extraterritorial (ETA) of the Interlocal Agreement and a map showing the boundary of Big Mountain and Big Mountain West Neighborhood Plans, the 1996 Whitefish City County Master Plan (Resort Commercial Designation) and the 2007 Whitefish Growth Policy (Planned Resort designation). (For the Whitefish City County Master Plan 1996 or the Whitefish Area Trust Lands Plan Click Here)

posted and attached information 2/23/15 @ 2:30 pm

February 11, 2015

Rural Whitefish Planning and Zoning Transition: A study to identify areas within the former extraterritorial area (ETA) of the Interlocal Agreement where residents have concerns with the current part 2 zoning or current interim zoning.

Issues Report  List of Citizens Concerns 2.6.15