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.

Flathead County Board of Adjustment

September 1 , 2015

Ian and Rebekah Wargo for Elizabeth Pickavance :  A request by Ian & Rebekah Wargo, on behalf of Elizabeth Pickavance, for a zoning variance on property within the Evergreen Zoning District, zoned R-1 Planned Unit Development (PUD).  The PUD from which a variance is being requested is the “River Place Subdivision Phase 3 PUD.” The applicant is requesting a variance to the 20,000ft2 minimum lot size requirement of the PUD to reduce the lot size of Lot 82 to 18,697ft2 in order to move the lot line between Lots 81 and 82 approximately 10’ to the west. The owners of Lot 81 are requesting this variance on Lot 82 (with the written approval of the owner of Lot 82) because a 10’ wide pedestrian access easement that was placed on their lot at final plat is preventing them from using the small side yard of a their triangle-shaped lot for construction of a detached accessory structure (garage/shop) so they wish to purchase 10’ from Lot 82. The property is located at 3083 Sweetgrass Lane.

Application  Maps  Staff Report 

Posted and attached infomation 8/14/15 @ 1:54 pm

 

Katie O'Toole and Darin Robison:  A request by Katie O’Toole and Darin Robison for a Conditional Use Permit to establish a ‘Camp and Retreat Center’ on approximately 7.098 acres located within the Southeast Rural Whitefish Zoning District and zoned SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural).  The applicants are proposing to build three treehouses in addition to the existing residential land use and operate a ‘Treehouse Retreat’ open to the general public.  The subject property is located at 2215 Dillon Road.

Application  Site maps  Staff Report

Posted and attached information 8/14/15 @ 2:28 pm; Attached staff report 8/17/15 @ 1:39 pm

 

Flathead County Planning Board

September 9 , 2015

Kalispell Industrial Center Unit #2 Subdivision Revisited:  A request from Eagle Pointe West Properties, LLC for Preliminary Plat approval of Kalispell Industrial Center Unit #2 Revisited, a 2-lot commercial/industrial major subdivision on 3.75 acres.  Both lots would be served by an existing shared well and wastewater treatment system. Located approximately 4 miles south of Kalispell, the subject property is located at 150 Industrial Court.

Application  Site Map  Staff Report 

Posted and attached information 8/25/05 @ 11:42 am, attached staff report 8/27/15 @ 12:12 pm

 

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

 

Risk Map FIRM Panel Revisions:  An amendment to Appendix A of the Flathead County Floodplain and Floodway Management Regulations to adopt the Flathead County, MT Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) panels that were recently revised by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Appendix A of the local Flathead County Floodplain and Floodway Management Regulations lists the effective FIS and FIRM panels and specifies the effective dates for each. There are 37 (of a total of 73) rural Flathead County FIRM panels affected by the amendment. The map panels proposed for adoption are: 30029C1065J, 1070J, 1090J, 1095J, 1115J, 1385J, 1390J, 1395J, 1405J, 1410J, 1415J, 1420J, 1430J, 1435J, 1440J, 1445J, 1800J, 1805J, 1810J, 1815J, 1820J, 1830J, 1835J, 1840J, 1845J, 1865J, 2275J, 2280J, 2285J, 2300J, 2305J, 2310J, 2315J, 2320J, 2330J, 2725J and 2750J. Per FEMA’s Letter of Final Determination to the Flathead County Commissioners dated May 04, 2015 as a condition of continued participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Flathead County must adopt the revised FIS and FIRMs by November 04, 2015. The effective date of the revised FIS and the affected FIRM panels referenced herein will be November 04, 2015.

Memo  Risk Map Project Affected Area  Changes to Flathead County Floodplain Regulations

Posted 8/25/15 @ 12:00 pm, attached information 8/27/15 @ 12:18 pm

 

July 8, 2015

Edward and Lisa WolfeA Zone Change request in the Highway 93 North Zoning District by Edward & Lisa Wolfe.  The proposal would change the zoning on five (5) parcels containing 78 acres from AG-40 (Agricultural) to SAG-5 (Suburban Agricultural).  The five subject parcels are located at and around 739 Prairie View Road.

Application  Site Map  Staff Report

Posted and attached information 6/24/05 @ 4:24 pm

Growth Policy Amendment:   A request by the Flathead County Planning Board for an amendment to the text and map of the Flathead County Growth Policy (Growth Policy) for an area around the City of Whitefish and formerly within the Extraterritorial Area (ETA) of the Interlocal Agreement between Flathead County and the City of Whitefish.  The general character of the specific proposed amendment is:

Amend the Growth Policy map to change the Designated Land Use Map from the Whitefish City-County Master Plan Map designations to ‘Scenic Corridor,’ ‘Resort Residential and Commercial Land Use,’ ‘Commercial Land Use,’ ‘Special Commercial Land Use,’ ‘Industrial Land Use,’ ‘Residential Lane Use,’ ‘Suburban Agricultural Land Use,’ and ‘Agricultural Land Use.’

Amend the Growth Policy text by removing references in the text to the Interlocal Agreement, removing references to the Whitefish City-County Master Plan from ‘Table 11.1 Existing Plans and Dates of Most Recent Adoption’ and adding the Big Mountain, Big Mountain West and South Whitefish Neighborhood Plans to ‘Table 11.1.’

Staff Report  Draft Amendments

Posted and attached information 6/24/15 @ 4:35 pm

Rescindment of Whitefish City-County Master Plan:   A request by the Flathead County Planning Board to rescind the Whitefish City-County Master Plan as an element of the Flathead County Growth Policy.  The Whitefish City-County Master Plan consists of Sections 33, 34, 35, 36, the South ½ of Sections 25, 26 and 27 and a portion of Sections 28 and 32 of Township 32 North, Range 22 West, P.M.M. in Flathead County, Montana, Sections 31, 32 and 33, the South ½ of Sections 29 and 30 and a portion of Section 34 of Township 32 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M. in Flathead County, Montana, Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36, the East ½ of Section 7 and a portion of Section 6 of Township 31 North, Range 22 West, P.M.M. in Flathead County, Montana, Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 and 34 of Township 31 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M. in Flathead County, Montana, Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 and the North ½ of Sections 22 and 23 of Township 30 North, Range 22 West, P.M.M. in Flathead County, Montana and Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 30 and a portion of Sections 2 ,22, 23, 28 and 29 of Township 30 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M. in Flathead County, Montana, outside of the City of Whitefish’s city limits.

A copy of the current Whitefish City-County Master Plan can be found under Neighborhood Plans here.

Staff Report 

Posted and attached information 6/24/15 @ 4:38 pm

June 10 , 2015

David Schmeeckle-Master Plan Amendment: A request by David J. Schmeeckle & Schmeeckle Brothers, LLC for an amendment to the Kalispell City-County Master Plan Year 2010, specifically the Master Plan Map.  The proposed amendment would change the land use designation from “Suburban/Urban Residential” to “Light Industrial” on 5.078 acres that is currently developed with light industrial uses including mini-storage and a shop building.  The property is located at 1101 Whitefish Stage Road and can legally be described as Lots 1 and 2 of the Amended Plat of Lots 1 & 2 of the Resubdivision of RJ’s Northern Park in Section 5, Township 28 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Application   Staff Report     Site Map

David Schmeeckle-Zone Change: A Zone Change request in the Evergreen Zoning District by David J. Schmeeckle & Schmeeckle Brothers, LLC.  The proposal would change the zoning on 5.078 acres from R-5 (Two-Family Limited Residential) to I-1 (Light Industrial).  The property is located at 1101 Whitefish Stage Road and can legally be described as Lots 1 and 2 of the Amended Plat of Lots 1 & 2 of the Resubdivision of RJ’s Northern Park in Section 5, Township 28 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Application   Staff Report    Site Map

Gary & Jessica Krueger Zone ChangeA Zone Change request in the Highway 93 North Zoning District by Gary & Jessica Krueger.  The proposal would change the zoning on two (2) parcels containing 109.45 acres from AG-40 (Agricultural) to SAG-5 (Suburban Agricultural).  The properties are located off Fox Farm Road and can legally be described as follows:

Parcel 1: Tract 2 of Certificate of Survey No. 19944, (aka Assessor’s Tract 5) located and being in the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, East Half of the Northwest Quarter and the North Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 11, Township 29 North, Range 22 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana

Parcel 2: (Assessor’s Tract 6A) The Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 11, Township 29 North, Range 22 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Application    Site Map    Staff Report

(The agenda items above were posted May 29, 2015 @ 3:45 pm-with attached application, site maps and staff reports)

 

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