Planning Board

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Upcoming Meeting Information

February 10 , 2021  

FZC-20-16    A zone change request from David C. Dunkin and Mary Ann Wilson, for property within the Rural Whitefish Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on property located on Morrison Road in Whitefish, MT from SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural) to R-2.5 (Rural Residential).  The total acreage involved in the request is approximately 5.66 acres and can legally be described as follows:

Tract A of Certificate of Survey No. 14704 in the North Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 20, Township 31 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report    Application    Agency Comments    Public Comments

FZC-20-17    A zone change request from Tara Oster, for property within the Holt Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on property located at 307 Chapman Hill Road, Bigfork, MT from R-3 (One-Family Residential) to R-1 (Suburban Residential).  The total acreage involved in the request is approximately 1 acre that can legally be described as follows:

Tract 1 of Certificate of Survey No. 11767, located in the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 27 North, Range 20 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report    Application   Vicinity Map  Agency Comments    Public Comments

This item will be reviewed by the Bigfork Land Use Advisory Committee on Thursday, January 28, 2021 @ 4:00 pm at Bethany Lutheran Church 8559 Highway 35 in Bigfork, MT.

FZC-20-18    A zone change request from Sands Surveying, Inc. on behalf of Tronstad-Church, LLC, for property within the Highway 93 North Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on property located at 220 Highland Drive, Kalispell, MT from SAG-5 (Suburban Agricultural) to R-2.5 (Rural Residential).  The total acreage involved in the request is approximately 110.68 acres and can legally be described as follows:

Parcel 2: A tract of land located in the SW ¼ of the NE ¼, The NW ¼ of the SE ¼, the NE ¼ of the SW ¼, and the SE ¼ the NW ¼ of Section 18, Township 29 N, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.  Parcel 2 of Certificate of Survey No. 21586

Staff Report    Application    Vicinity Map     Agency Comments      No Public Comments Received

FZC-20-19    A zone change request from Day Family Trust for property within the Echo Lake Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on property located at 465 Echo Bay Trail, Bigfork, MT from AG-40 (Agricultural) to SAG-5 (Suburban Agricultural).  The total acreage involved is approximately 62.13 acres and can legally be described as follows:

Lots 2A and 3A of The Amended Plat of Lots 2, 3, and 4 of Lake Hollows Subdivision, according to the official plat thereof, filed in Official Records of the Flathead County, Montana.

And

Lot 4AA of Echo Bay Tracts, an Amended Subdivision Plat of Lot 4A, according to the official plat thereof, filed in Official Records of Flathead County, Montana.

This item will be reviewed by the Bigfork Land Use Advisory Committee on Thursday, January 28, 2021 @ 4:00 pm at Bethany Lutheran Church 8559 Highway 35 in Bigfork, MT.

 Staff Report    Application    Site Map   Agency Comments    Public Comments

FLLSTA-20-01    A request by the Planning and Zoning Office for revisions to the text of the Flathead County Lake and Lakeshore Protection Regulations.  The revisions would include changes to Section 3.2 Application and Review Procedure, elimination Sections 3.3 Review Procedure and Section 3.5 Administrative Permit Procedure.  The request also proposes to add Section 5.4 Appeals.  Information regarding this request and the draft revisions are available at the Flathead County Planning and Zoning Office and online at https://flathead.mt.gov/planning_zoning.  Written comments can be submitted in person, by mail to 40 11th Street West, Suite 220, Kalispell, MT 59901 or by email at planning.zoning@flathead.mt.gov.  The Planning and Zoning Office encourages all comments to be submitted on or before February 10, 2021.

Posted on 1/25/2021 @ 1:13 pm, information updated on 1/27/2021 @ 11:20 am

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Heard by FCPB on January 13, 2021

FZC-20-12    A zone change request from Josh Lenderman of River Design Group on behalf of David A. Stevens and Colleen E. Stevens for property in the Highway 93 North Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on property located at 239 Fox View Trail, Kalispell, MT from SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural) to SAG-5 (Suburban Agricultural) on 15.03 acres.  The parcel can legally be described as that portion of the Northwest Quarter of Section 08, Township 29 North, Range 21 West, Flathead County, Montana.  Shown as Parcel B of Certificate of Survey No. 13497.

Staff Report    Application    Supplemental information    Agency Comments    Public Comment

FZC-20-13    A zone change request from Josh Lenderman of River Design Group on behalf of Donald F. and Becky B. Sneck for property in the Highway 93 North Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on property located at 940 Ranch Lane, Kalispell, MT from SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural) to SAG-5 (Suburban Agricultural) on 10.008 acres.  The parcel can legally be described as a tract of land being the Northeast Quarter of Section 08, Township 29 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana, known as Parcel A of Certificate of Survey No. 20324.

Staff Report    Application    Supplemental Information   Agency Comments    Public Comment

FZC-20-14    A zone change request from Donovan Bergeson with technical assistance from Sands Surveying, Inc. for property in the Highway 93 North ZoniEg District.  The proposal would change the zoning on property located at 100 Scenic Ridge Road and 4095 Highway 93 North, Kalispell, MT from SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural) to I-1H (Light Industrial-Highway).  The total acreage involved in the request is approximately 14.07 acres that can legally be described as follows:

Tract 1

A Tract of land, situated, lying and being in the East Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 1, Township 29 North, Range 22 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana, and more particularly described as follows to wit:

Commencing at the Northeast corner of the NE ¼ of Section 1, Township 29 North, Range 22 West, P.M., M., Flathead County, Montana, being a found iron pin; Thence along the north boundary of said NE ¼, N89°56’44”W 663.97 feet to THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE TRACT OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED: Thence S00°08’04”E 672.57 feet to a found pin on the Northeast R/W of a 60 foot deeded County Road known as Scenic Ridge Road; Thence northwesterly along said R/W the following three courses: N19°01’47”W 371.05 feet to a set iron pin; N49°05’47”W 407.90 feet to a set iron pin, and N89°30’47”W 49.23 feet to a set iron pin on the east R/W of U.S. Highway 93; Thence along said R/W N00°08’29”E 54.74 feet to a point on the north boundary of said NE ¼; Thence along said north boundary S89°56’44”E 476.79 feet to the point of beginning, containing 2.765 Acres. 

ALSO, Commencing at the Northeast corner of the NE ¼ of Section 1, Township 29 North, Range 22 West, P.M., M., Flathead County, Montana, being a found iron pin; Thence S29°47’14”W 1189.66 feet to a set iron pin on the Southwest R/W of a 60 foot deeded County Road known as Scenic Ridge Road and THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE TRACT OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED: Thence leaving said R/W West 558.38 feet to a set iron on the east R/W of  U.S. Highway 93; Thence along said R/W the following four courses: N00°06’51”E 122.55 feet to a found aluminum cap; N16°44’38”E 91.27 feet to a found aluminum cap; N00°07’58”E 634.33 feet to a found aluminum cap, and N14°00’44”W 76.83 feet to a set iron pin on the Southwest R/W of said Scenic Ridge Road; Thence along said R/W the following four course: S89°30’47”E 25.72 feet to a set iron pin; S49°05’47”E 369.70 feet to a set iron pin; S19°01’47”E 517.28 feet to a set iron pin, and S21°50’47”E 202.02 feet to the point of beginning, containing 7.235 Acres, for a GRAND TOTAL OF 10.000 ACRES; subject to and together with all appurtenant easements shown and of record.

AND

Parcel A

Parcel A of Certificate of Survey No. 21076, in the East Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 1, Township 29 North, Range 22 West, P.M.M. Flathead County, Montana. 

Staff Report    Application    Agency Comments    Public Comment

FPP-20-19    A request from Eric Mulcahy of Sands Surveying, on behalf of Paul D. Wachholz for preliminary plat approval of Wild Bill Reserve, a proposal to create six (6) new residential lots on 159.628 acres.  The proposal would be served by individual wells and septic systems.  The properties are located on Wild Bill Road, Kila MT and can legally be described as Tracts 2B and 3 in the SE 1/4 of Section 33, Township 27 North, Range 22 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report    Application    Environmental Assessment    Traffic Volume    Plat Map     Agency Comments     Public Comment

FPP-20-09    A request from GBSB Holdings, LLC with technical assistance from TD&H Engineering, Inc. for preliminary plat approval of Baker 80 Subdivision, a proposal to create 16 residential lots on approximately 80 acres.  The proposal would be served by individual wells and septic systems.  Access to each lot would be from an internal subdivision road via Prairie View Road and Whitefish Village Drive, and can legally be described as follows:

Tract 1 and Tract 2 of Certificate of Survey No. 19952, located in the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 30 North, Range 22 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.  AND

Tract 1 and Tract 2 of Certificate of Survey No. 19953, located in the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 30 North, Range 22 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report   Commissioner Addendum Memo    Application   Environ. Assessment     Plat Map         Agency Comments    Public Comment     Additional Public Comment Received

FZTA-19-03    A request by the Middle Canyon Land Use Advisory Committee for a zoning text amendment to the Canyon Land Use Regulatory System (CALURS).  The proposed amendment would add Work Camp to the list of land uses in Section 6.2(B) that require Minor Land Use approval.  The request further proposes to add performance standards for Work Camp in Chapter 4 and add a definition of Work Camp.

Staff Report    Agency Comments

Heard by FCPB on 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