Planning Board

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Meeting Information

August 8, 2018

1. FCMU-18-01    A request from DJS Farms, Inc. with technical assistance from Sands Surveying, Inc. for a Major Land Use Review for a ‘Guest Cabins’ that will include four guest cabins, two existing and two new guest cabins, within the Middle Canyon Region of the C.A.L.U.R.S (Canyon Area) Zoning District.  The proposal includes replacing a single family dwelling, which was torn down in 2017, with a small cabin and a new cabin on approximately 9.5 acres.  In the future, the applicants may wish to replace a ‘bunkhouse’ with a small cabin.  Access would be from Sloan Lane in West Glacier. 

  • The property is located at 635 Sloan Lane and can legally be described as COS 16470-A Tract D, in Lot 5 and 6 in Section 34, Township 32 North, Range 19 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana. 

Staff Report    Application    Site Plan

     

2. FPP-18-06    A request from Joe Carman Jr., on behalf of Whispering Trails, LLC for preliminary plat approval of Lupfer Heights Subdivision, a proposal to create 12 lots (9 lots intended for residential use, one lot intended for commercial use and two lots for either commercial or residential use) on 142.8 acres.  Each lot would be served by on-site wells and septic. 

  • The properties are located at 205 and 309 Lupfer Road near Whitefish, MT in an unzoned area and can legally be described as Parcels 2 and 3 of Certificate of Survey No. 20814 in portions of Sections 2 and 3, Township 31 North, Range 23 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana. 

Staff Report    Application    Preliminary Plat    Environmental Assessment  Vicinity Map

3. FZC-18-14    A zone change request by Glacier Surveying, on behalf of Linda E. Brevik for property located on Hogue Drive in Bigfork, Montana, within the Holt Zoning District. The proposal would change the zoning on a parcel containing approximately 5.88 acres from SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural) to R-1 (Suburban Residential). 

  • The property can legally be described as Parcel B of Certificate of Survey No. 18515, that portion of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 27 North, Range 20 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana. 

Staff Report    Application   Additional Application Information    Vicinity Map

     

4. FSTA-18-01 Various Sections    A request by the Flathead County Planning Board for amendments to the Flathead County Subdivision Regulations in order to comply with recent changes to the Montana Subdivision and Platting Act.  The amendments include changes to the following sections of the regulations:  4.1.8 regarding findings of fact, 4.1.11 regarding extensions for preliminary plats, 4.1.14 and 4.1.15 regarding time limits for application review, 4.4.2 regarding phased subdivision, 4.5 regarding subdivisions which create multiple lots for recreational vehicle camping and manufactured homes, 4.8.3 regarding land exempt from subdivision review, revised definition of “phased subdivision,” andamendments to Appendix F.

Staff Report

5. FZTA-18-02 Various Sections    A request by the Flathead County Planning Board for multiple amendments to the Flathead County Zoning Regulations.  The character of many of the purposed amendments can generally be described as ensuing consistency in language throughout the regulations and to rearrange the placement of use districts in a more logical order.  More significant amendments include, but are not necessarily limited to:  eliminating zoning use districts from the regulations, renaming other zoning use districts, complete revision of the sign regulations, and adding and deleting definitions.

Staff Report

Information added 7/18/18 @ 2:32 pm, information added 7/26/2018 @ 11:35 am

July 11, 2018

1. FZC-18-08    A zone change request by Donald E. & Jeannie M. Nelson for property located at 2221 Highway 35 East near Kalispell within the Eastside Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on a parcel containing approximately 5.00 acres from AG-80 (Agricultural) to SAG-5 (Suburban Agricultural).  The property can legally be described as follows:

    • A tract of land located in the East 1/2 of Section 2 in Township 28 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana described as follows:
    • Beginning in the Center East 1/16 corner; thence
    • South 89°42’51” East 255.00 feet; thence
    • North 00°56’34” West 788.38 feet, more or less to the centerline of the slough; thence
    • Northwesterly along the centerline of the slough 289 feet, more or less to the West line of the Southeast 1/4 Northeast 1/4; thence along said West line
    • South 00°56’34” East 919.30 feet, more or less to the Point of Beginning;
    • Containing 5.00 acres of land;
    • SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH a 75 foot private road and utility easement.

Staff Report      Application    Vicinity Map

2. FZC-18-11    A zone change request by Mike Ferrington, on behalf of Glenda Smith for property located at 2501 East Lakeshore Drive near Whitefish, MT within the Rural Whitefish Zoning District. The proposal would change the zoning on a parcel containing approximately 10.07 acres from SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural) to R-2.5 (Rural Residential).  The property can legally be described as Parcel B of Certificate of Survey No. 20173, located in the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter and Government Lot 2, Section 14, Township 31 North, Range 22 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.   

Staff Report      Application   

3. FZC-18-12    A zone change request by Sands Surveying, on behalf of the Ray Family Trust for property located at 555 Schrade Road, north of Kalispell within the Highway 93 North Zoning District. The proposal would change the zoning on a parcel containing approximately 40.03 acres from AG-40 (Agricultural) to SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural).  The property can legally be described as a tract of land situated, lying and being in the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (SW¼SE¼) of Section 06, Township 29 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.   

Staff Report      Application   

4. FZC-18-13    A zone change request by Jackola Engineering and Architecture, on behalf of Curtis Lund for property located behind Shopko within the Willow Glen Zoning District (Assessor #s 0347100, 0974066, 0503550). The proposal would change the zoning on approximately 11.36 acres from B-2/EEO (General Business/Evergreen Enterprise Overlay) and R-2 (One-Family Limited Residential) to B-3/EEO (Community Business/Evergreen Enterprise Overlay).  The properties can legally be described as follows:

    • Parcel 1:  A tract of land located in the NW¼ of Section 9, Township 28 North, Range 21 West, Principal Meridian, Montana. Tract 1of Certificate of Survey No. 11727 (62 Sager Lane)
    • Parcel 2:  A tract of land located in the NW¼ of Section 9, Township 28 North, Range 21 West, Principal Meridian, Montana.  Tract 2 of Certificate of Survey No. 11727 (64 & 66 Sager Lane)
    • Parcel 3:  Tract 3 of Certificate of Survey No. 11727, located and being in the NW¼ of Section 9, Township 28 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana. (70 Sager Lane)
    • Parcels 4 and 5:  A tract of land in the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NE¼ NW¼) and the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (NW¼ NE¼) of Section 9, and the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (SW¼ SE¼) of Section 4, all in Township 28 North, Range 21 West, M.P.M., Flathead County, Montana. Tract 2 of Certificate of Survey No. 10377

EXCEPTING THEREFROM THE FOLLOWING TRACT OF LAND:

  • A tract of land being a portion of Tract 2, COS 10377; located in the NW¼ of Section 9, Township 28 North, Range 21 West, Principal Meridian, Montana; more particularly described as follows:
  • Beginning at a point on the north line of Tract 2, COS 10377, said point being
  • S89°37’18”W 80.01 feet from the ¼ corner common to Sections 4 and 9, T28N, R21W; thence
  • S00°29’07”W 96.16 feet; thence
  • S89°48’56”W 158.55 feet to the westerly line of said Tract 2; thence
  • N00°02’19”E 95.61 feet along said westerly line to the north line of Section 9; thence
  • N89°37’18”E 159.30 feet long the north line of Section 9 to the point of beginning.

Staff Report      Application   

5.  FFPUD -18-01    A request from Jackola Engineering and Architecture, on behalf of Curtis Lund for Preliminary Planned Unit Development (PUD) approval at property  located behind Shopko within the Willow Glen Zoning District (Assessor #s 0347100, 0974066, 0503550). Containing approximately 11.36 acres, the applicant has also requested a zone change from B-2/EEO (General Business/Evergreen Enterprise Overlay) and R-2 (One-Family Limited Residential) to B-3/EEO (Community Business/Evergreen Enterprise Overlay) with an overlay PUD to increase the maximum structure height to 60 feet.  The properties can legally be described as follows:

    •  Parcel 1:  A tract of land located in the NW¼ of Section 9, Township 28 North, Range 21 West, Principal Meridian, Montana. Tract 1of Certificate of Survey No. 11727 (62 Sager Lane)
    • Parcel 2:  A tract of land located in the NW¼ of Section 9, Township 28 North, Range 21 West, Principal Meridian, Montana.  Tract 2 of Certificate of Survey No. 11727 (64 & 66 Sager Lane)
    • Parcel 3:  Tract 3 of Certificate of Survey No. 11727, located and being in the NW¼ of Section 9, Township 28 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana. (70 Sager Lane)
    • Parcels 4 and 5:  A tract of land in the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NE¼ NW¼) and the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (NW¼ NE¼) of Section 9, and the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (SW¼ SE¼) of Section 4, all in Township 28 North, Range 21 West, M.P.M., Flathead County, Montana. Tract 2 of Certificate of Survey No. 10377

EXCEPTING THEREFROM THE FOLLOWING TRACT OF LAND:

  • A tract of land being a portion of Tract 2, COS 10377; located in the NW¼ of Section 9, Township 28 North, Range 21 West, Principal Meridian, Montana; more particularly described as follows:
  • Beginning at a point on the north line of Tract 2, COS 10377, said point being
  • S89°37’18”W 80.01 feet from the ¼ corner common to Sections 4 and 9, T28N, R21W; thence
  • S00°29’07”W 96.16 feet; thence
  • S89°48’56”W 158.55 feet to the westerly line of said Tract 2; thence
  • N00°02’19”E 95.61 feet along said westerly line to the north line of Section 9; thence
  • N89°37’18”E 159.30 feet long the north line of Section 9 to the point of beginning.

Staff Report    Application   Site Plan

Information added 6.26.2018 @ 11:39 am, attachments added 7/2/18 @ 12:56 pm.

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June 13, 2018

1.  FZC-18-09    A zone change request by Marquardt Surveying, on behalf of the Still Family Trust for properties located at 1017 Three Mile Drive and 35 Harvest Lane near Kalispell, MT within the Westside Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on two parcels containing approximately 83 acres from AG-80/WVO (Agricultural/West Valley Overlay) to AG-20 (Agricultural).  The properties can legally be described as follows:

Tract 1 of Certificate of Survey No. 8932, located in the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter  (NW¼SW¼)of Section 3, Township 28 North, Range 22 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.  And

Parcel A of Retracement Certificate of Survey No. 14525, located in the East half of the Southwest Quarter (E½SW¼) of Section 3, Township 28 North, Range 22 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Application   Application Additional Information   Staff Report    Vicinity Map

2. FZC-18-10   A zone change request by Dale Whalen, on behalf of Swan Properties, LLC for property located at 110 Swan River Road in Bigfork, MT within the Bigfork Zoning District. The proposal would change the zoning on a parcel containing approximately 1.414 acres from CCC-1 (Commercial Country Corner-Class 1) to B-2 (General Business).  The property can legally be described as a tract of land in the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (NE¼NE¼) of Section 20, Township 27 North, Range 19 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.   Tract 1 of Certificate of Survey No. 11319. 

Information posted on 5.29.18 @ 1:33 pm

May 9, 2018

1. FZC-18-07    A zone change request from Sands Surveying on behalf of Guy Robert & Pamela Sue Meyer for property located at 3355 Whitefish Stage near Kalispell, MT in the Highway 93 North Zoning District. The proposal would change the zoning on a parcel containing approximately 14 acres from SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural to SAG-5 (Suburban Agricultural).  The property can legally be described as Parcel A of Certificate of Survey No. 15297, located and being in the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (NE¼ SW ¼) of Section 5, Township 29 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report   Site Pictures    Application

Information posted on 4.4.18 @ 11:40 am , information added on 4.27.18 at 2:00 pm

April 11, 2018

1.  FZC-18-03    A zone change request from Walter Kuhn, on behalf of the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts Foundation, Ltd., for property located within the Bigfork Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on five (5) parcels containing approximately .75 acres from CVR (Commercial Village Resort) to B-3 (Community Business).  The subject properties are located at 355 Grand Drive in Bigfork, and can legally be described as Lots 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, Block 9 of the Original Townsite of Bigfork, Montana, according to the map or plat thereof on file and of record in the office of the Clerk and Recorder in Section 36, Township 27 North, Range 20 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Application    Staff Report    Site Pictures

2. FZC-18-04   A zone change request from Marquardt Surveying on behalf of Thelma M. Johnson for properties located at 1096 Stillwater Road near Kalispell, MT in the Westside Zoning District. The proposal would change the zoning on three parcels containing approximately 120 acres from SAG-5 (Suburban Agricultural to R-1 (Suburban Residential).  The properties can legally be described as The East Half of the Northwest Quarter and the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of    Section 26, Township 29 North, Range 22 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Application   Staff Report   Site Map

Information posted on 3.23.18 @ 10:58 am , attachments added on 3.29.18 at 2:30 pm

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