Planning Board

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Meeting Information

June 10, 2020

FPP-19-10    A request from the Saint Herman Orthodox Church and the Stimer Family Trust, with technical assistance from Meridian Land Surveying, Inc. for preliminary plat approval of Saint Herman Subdivision, a proposal to create two (2) lots-one residential lot and one lot to be used by the Saint Herman Orthodox Church on approximately 40.822 acres.  The applicants are proposing individual wells and septic systems and primary access to the proposed church lot will be from Morning View Drive and access to the house will remain along North Hill Road.  The property is located at 285 North Hill Road and can legally be described as Tract 2A in SW4NW4, in Section 16, Township 28 North, Range 22 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report    Application    Traffic Report    Environmental Assessment     Plat Map  

FPP-19-12    A request by C.R.O.W. LLC with technical assistance from A2Z Engineering and Sam Cordi Surveying for preliminary plat approval of North Lamb Lane Subdivision, a proposal to create six (6) residential lots on approximately 15.2 acres.  The subdivision will be served by shared septic and wells.  Access would be off Lamb Lane via Karrow Avenue.  The property is located at 1545 Karrow Avenue, Whitefish, MT and can legally be described as Lot 2 of Assembly of God II Subdivision in Section 1, Township 30 North, Range 22 West P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana. 

This item was tabled at the May 13, 2020 public hearing.  The public comment portion of this proposal has been closed.

Staff Report    Application    Plat Map      Environmental Assessment    Public Comment

FZC-20-05    A zone change request from Brian & Crystal Ray with technical assistance from Sands Surveying, Inc. for property in the Highway 93 North Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on property located at 555 Schrade Road, Kalispell, MT from SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural) to SAG-5 (Suburban Agricultural).  The total acreage involved in the request is approximately 39.97 acres and can legally be described as follows:

  • Lots 1 and 2 of The Ray Subdivision, in Section 06, Township 29 North Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana, according to the map or plat thereof on file and of record in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Flathead County, Montana

Staff Report   Application    Vicinity Map

FZC-20-06    A zone change request from Kelcey & Tawnya Bingham with technical assistance by Terra Designworks, LLC for property in the Rural Whitefish Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on property located at 400 E. Texas Avenue, Whitefish, MT from SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural) to R-2.5 (Rural Residential).  The total acreage involved in the request is approximately 13.67 acres and can legally be described as follows:

  • Parcel A of Certificate of Survey No. 20612, located in US Government Lot 4 in Section 30, Township 31 North, Range 21 West, Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report   Application    Vicinity Map

FZC-20-07    A zone change and a neighborhood plan amendment request by Tyler and Keturah Kerst for property in the Bigfork Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on property located at 25 Echo Bay Trail in Bigfork, MT from AG-20 (Agricultural) to SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural).  The total acreage involved in the request is 22.09 acres and can legally be described as follows:

  • Tract 1 of Certificate of Survey No. 18506, situated, lying and being in Government Lot 3 of Section 7, Township 27 North, Range 19 West and in the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 12, Township 27 North, Range 20 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report   Application    Vicinity Map

This item will be reviewed by the Bigfork Land Use Advisory Committee on Thursday, May 28, 2020 @ 4:00 through a Zoom teleconference. For more information please see the BLUAC agenda.

FZC-20-08    A zone change request from James Gelormino for property in the Willow Glen Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on property located at 628 Willow Glen Drive, Kalispell, MT from R-2 (One Family Limited Residential) to R-5 (Two-Family Residential).  The total acreage involved in the request is approximately 2.35 acres and can legally be described as Lot 12 of Block 1 of Greenacres, located in Section 20, Township 28 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana. 

Staff Report   Application    Vicinity Map

FPP-20-05    A request from Sands Surveying, Inc., on behalf of Richard & Nancy Whitaker and Tim & Sherrie Calaway for preliminary plat approval of The Fort, a proposal to create 14 new commercial lots on 10.003 acres.  The proposal would be served by the Bigfork Water and Sewer District.  The property is located at 135 Montana Highway 83 and can legally be described as Tract 2CC in the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 13, Township 27 North, Range 20 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report    Application    Environmental Assessment    Plat Map

This item will be reviewed by the Bigfork Land Use Advisory Committee on Thursday, May 28, 2020 @ 4:00 through a Zoom teleconference. For more information please see the BLUAC agenda.

FLV-20-02   A request by APEC Engineering, Inc. on behalf of Lakeside Marina Resort, LLC for a Major Lakeshore Variance to the following Sections: 4.2(E)(2)(a), 4.2(E)(2)(b), 4.3(E)(2)(a)(3), 4.3(E)(2)(c)(7), 4.3(F)(2)(e), 4.3(F)(2)(f), 4.3(F)(2)(h)(3), 4.3(F)(2)(h)(4), 4.3(F)(2)(h)(5), 4.3(F)(2)(h)(6), 4.3(A)(2)(a)(9), 4.3(B)(2)(c)(4), and 4.3(B)(2)(c)(5) of the Flathead County Lake and Lakeshore Protection Regulations (FCLR).  The applicant is proposing to fill a portion of an existing man-made channel abutting the Highway 93 right-of-way within the Lakeside Marina shoreline property, behind a new concrete retaining wall.  The proposed fill will create additional parking spaces, walkways, landscaping buffers and a location to install a stormwater filtration system.  The applicants are also proposing a new 111’ long by 10” thick retaining wall at a variable height of (8’ to 10’) from the lakebed, located 60’ in front of the existing back retaining wall (rebuilt in 2006) and replacing the existing boardwalk at the landward side of the current wall with a 111’ wide dock parallel to the new retaining wall.  The subject property is located at 7129 US Highway 93 in Lakeside, MT and is legally described as Tract 1D in Section 7, Township 26 North, Range 20 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report    Application    Environmental Assessment    Plat Map

FPP-20-08    A request from TD&H Engineering, on behalf of Patrick Mackin for preliminary plat approval of Mackin Townhomes, a proposal to create 18 new townhouse lots within the Evergreen Zoning District.  The proposal contains 5.714 acres and would be served by Evergreen Water and Sewer District.  The properties are located at 203 and 207 Harmony Road, Kalispell, MT and can legally be described as Lot 2 and Lot 1A Mackin Subdivision Amended Lot 1 Hoiland Day Acres Lot 2 in Section 34, Township 29 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report    Application    Environmental Assessment    Plat Map

FPP-20-07   A request from 406 Engineering, Inc. on behalf of BB Development Company, LLC, for preliminary plat approval of Country Home Estates Subdivision, a proposal to create eight (8) residential lots.  The proposal contains 6.25 acres and would be served by individual septic and a community well.  Access to each lot would be off an internal subdivision road via Hodgson Road.  The property is located at 575 and 585 Hodgson Road and can legally be described as Tract 1 ABA in the Southwest ¼ of Section 23, Township 30 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report    Application    Environmental Assessment    Plat Map

FPP-20-06    A request from Scott & Jocelyn Ernsberger with technical assistance from Sands Surveying, Inc., for preliminary plat approval of Ernsberger Hills, a proposal to create two (2) residential lots.  The proposed subdivision contains 48.976 acres and is located at 2 Tiger Lily Lane in Marion, MT.  Lot 1 is currently developed and is accessed via an existing driveway off Tiger Lily Lane.  Lot 2 would be served by an individual septic system and well and access is proposed via an existing approach off Highway 2, which also serves the adjacent Weyerhaeuser Company property.  The property can legally be described as Lot 4A of the Amended Plat of Lot 4 of Montana Dreams, located in the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 27, Township 27 North, Range 24 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report    Application    Environmental Assessment    Plat Map

Information added 5/20/20 @ 1:13 pm

May 13, 2020

FZC-20-04    A zone change and a neighborhood plan amendment request from APEC, on behalf of Rockin’ Roy’s Rentals, LLC for property in the Evergreen Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on property located at 348 Mountain View Drive, Evergreen, MT from R-2 (One-Family Limited Residential) to RA-1 (Residential Apartment).  The total acreage involved in the request is approximately 1 acre and can legally be described as follows:

Lot 1 in Block 4 of South Addition to Ziesmer Acres, in Section 33, Township 29 North Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana, according to the official map or plat thereof on file and of record in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Flathead County, Montana

Staff Report    Application    Supplemental Information

FPP-20-04    A request by Louwania Pickavance for preliminary plat approval of Ridgeview Park, a proposal to create five (5) commercial lots on approximately 5.31 acres.  The subdivision will be served by Bigfork Water & Sewer District.  Access to each lot would be off Ridgeview Parkway via Highway 82.  The property can legally be described as Lot 1A of the Amended Subdivision Plat of Flathead Swan Junction #4 located in the Southeast Quarter of Section 14, Township 27 North, Range 20 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

This item was reviewed by the Bigfork Land Use Advisory Committee on Thursday, March 26, 2020.

Staff Report    Application    Plat Maps

FPP-20-03    A request by Jeremy & Jennette Peterson with technical assistant from Sands Surveying, Inc. for preliminary plat approval of Subdivision 294, a proposal to create two (2) lots intended for residential use on 4.996 acres.  The applicant is proposing individual septic and a shared well.  The property is located at 195 Wintercrest Drive, Kalispell MT and can legally be described as Parcel B of Certificate of Survey No. 18389, a tract of land situated, lying and being in the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 07, Township 29 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report    Application    Plat Map

FZTA-20-02    A request by Theodore Chase for a zoning text amendment to the Canyon Area Land Use Regulatory System (CALURS).  The proposed amendment would add an additional region to Section 4.1(F)(2) called Summit Area.  The proposal will also add a definition of Summit Area to Chapter 7, Definitions.  The proposed Summit Area can be described as Tracts 1 and 37 of HES 1266 Exchange Survey in Section 1, Township 29 North, Range 14 West, P.M.M. Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report

FPMA-20-01    A request by the Flathead County Planning Board for an amendment to the Flathead County Growth Policy, specifically to rescind the Columbia Falls City-County Master Plan, adopted on August 26, 1984 and the Kalispell City-County Master Plan, adopted on February 6, 1986.  These master plans were made part of the Flathead County Growth Policy on March 19, 2007.

Staff Report

Information added 3/24/2020 @ 11:10 am , information added 3/25/2020 @ 2:45 pm, updated 3/31/2020 @ 1:00 pm

March 11, 2020

FZC-20-02    A zone change request from JJN Holdings, LLC for property in the Bigfork Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on property located at 257 MT Highway 83, Bigfork, MT from SAG-5 (Suburban Agricultural) to I-1 (Light Industrial).  The total acreage involved in the request is 5.884 acres and can legally be described as Tract 2 of Certificate of Survey No. 13215, a tract of land in the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 13, Township 27 North Range 20 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana. 

Staff Report    Application    Vicinity Map

FZC-20-01    A zone change request from RRN Holdings, LLC with technical assistance from Sands Surveying, Inc. for property in the Evergreen Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on property located approximately an eighth of a mile north of West Evergreen Drive, along Kings Way in Kalispell, MT from R-1 (Suburban Residential) to R-3(One-Family Residential).  The total acreage involved in the request is approximately 6.47 acres and can legally be described as follows:

Parcel A of Certificate of Survey No. 20810, located in the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 32, Township 29 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report    Application    Vicinity Map

FZTA-20-01    A request by the Flathead County Planning Board to amendment the text of the Flathead County Zoning Regulations.  The proposed amendments include a complete re-write of Section 3.34 SC Scenic Corridor and Section 3.45 PUD Planned Unit Development.  The request also includes the addition of a definition of off-premise signs and the deletion of the definitions of apartment house, building area or footprint, mean ground level, rooming house, and solid planting.

Staff Report     Exhibit A

Posted on 2/25/2020 @ 3:28 pm

February 12, 2020

FZC-19-23   A zone change request from Cahoon Enterprises, LLC, with technical assistance from Sands Surveying, Inc. for property within the Highway 93 North Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on property located at 412 & 480 Tronstad Road near Kalispell, MT from SAG-10 Suburban Agricultural to SAG-5 Suburban Agricultural.  The total acreage involved in the request is approximately 32.597 acres and can legally be described as follows:

  • A tract of land situated, lying and being in the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (SE¼ SE¼) of Section 18, Township 29 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.  (Tract 1 of Certificate of Survey No. 21205)

Staff Report    Application    Vicinity Map

FZC-19-24    A zone change request and neighborhood plan amendment by ZuZu, LLC/Scott Ruta in the Highway 93 North Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on an unaddressed parcel located on Highway 93 North near Kalispell, MT (assessor #0355735) from SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural) to B-3/HO (Community Business/Highway Overlay).  The total acreage involved in the request is approximately 4.86 acres and can legally be described as follows:

  • Tract 1 of Revised Certificate of Survey No. 1633, located in Government Lot 4 of Section 18, Township 29 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.
  • Excepting Therefrom that portion conveyed to the Montana Department of Transportation in bargain and sale deed recorded January 24, 2002 as Document No. 2002-024-10030

Staff Report    Application    Vicinity Map

August 14, 2019

FPP-19-10    A request from the Saint Herman Orthodox Church and the Stimer Family Trust, with technical assistance from Meridian Land Surveying, Inc. for preliminary plat approval of Saint Herman Subdivision, a proposal to create two (2) lots-one residential lot and one lot to be used by the Saint Herman Orthodox Church on approximately 40.822 acres.  The applicants are proposing individual wells and septic systems and primary access to the proposed church lot will be from Morning View Drive and access to the house will remain along North Hill Road.  The property is located at 285 North Hill Road and can legally be described as Tract 2A in SW4NW4, in Section 16, Township 28 North, Range 22 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report    Application    Plat Map

Agenda added on 7/23/2019 @ 12:41 pm , information added 7/31/2019 @ 3:00 pm and on 8/29/2019 @ 10:56 am

May 10, 2017

FPPUD-16-01 Thornton Motorsports LLC/FPP-16-07 Montana Raceway Subdivision: A request from APEC Engineering, Inc., on behalf of Thornton Motorsports, LLC for Preliminary Planned Unit Development (PUD) and Preliminary Plat approval of Montana Raceway Subdivision, a 57-lot residential subdivision located at 3790 Highway 93 North near Kalispell. Containing approximately 40.6 acres, the subject property is located within the Highway 93 North zoning district and is currently zoned AG-40 Agricultural.  The applicant has also requested a zone change from AG-40 to R-1 with an overlay PUD to increase density.  The lots would be served by a public water supply and individual wastewater treatment systems with common drain fields.

PUD Staff Report   Application   PUD Map      Subdivision Staff Report     Application   EA Report    Plat Map

December 14, 2016

FZC-16-12 Thornton Motorsports LLC-A zone change request in the Highway 93 North Zoning District by APEC Engineering Inc., on behalf of Thornton Motorsports, LLC.  The proposal would change the zoning on a parcel containing approximately 40.6 acres from AG-40 (Agricultural) to R-1(Suburban Residential).  The subject property is located at 3790 Highway 93 North near Kalispell.

Staff Report   Application   Site Map

Information posted 11.23.16 @ 8:35 am, Information updated 12-2-16 @ 9:27 am

Workshop Information

January 8, 2020

Discussion regarding the Proposed PUD Amendments and Proposed AG Zone Consolidation

Memo from Director

information added 12/26/2019 @ 11:20 am