Planning Board

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Meeting Information

December 12, 2018

1.  FZC-18-20 Evergreen Business Center Inc.:    A zone change request by APEC Engineering on behalf of Evergreen Business Center, Inc. for property located at 2150 Highway 2 East, near the community of Evergreen, MT, within the Evergreen Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on a parcel containing approximately 7.183 acres from B-2, EEO (General Business, Evergreen Enterprise Overlay) to B-3, EEO (Community Business, Evergreen Enterprise Overlay).  The property can legally be describes as Tracts 1 and 2 of Certificate of Survey No. 14438 located in Government Lot 3 in Section 04, Township 28 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report    Application    Vicinity Map

2.  FZC-18-21 Alex & Elaine Johnson:     A zone change request from Sands Surveying on behalf of Alexander Charles Johnson Jr. & Elaine Nahill Johnson for property located at 525 Schrade Road, north of Kalispell, MT in the Highway 93 North Zoning District. The proposal would change the zoning on a parcel containing approximately 40 acres from AG-40 (Agricultural) to SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural).  The property can legally be described as Parcel B of Certificate of Survey No. 13727, located and being in the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 7, Township 29 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report    Application

3.  FPP-18-09 Whispering Pines Estates:    A request from  Whispering Pines Development, LLC with technical assistance from Sands Surveying, Inc. and 406 Engineering for preliminary plat approval of Whispering Pines Estates, a proposal to create 9 residential lots on 45.004 acres.  The subdivision would be served by individual wells and septic.  The property is located off Mennonite Church Road just east of Highway 35 and can legally be described as Parcel 1 of Certificate of Survey No. 14273 and Tract 2 of Certificate of Survey No. 10976 in Section 09, Township 28 North, Range 20 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana

Staff Report    Application    Environmental Assessment      Preliminary Plat Map

4.  FZTA-18-04 CALURS- short term rentals:    A request by the Middle Canyon Land Use Advisory Committee for a zoning text amendment to the Canyon Area Land Use Regulatory System, (C.A.L.U.R.S).  The proposed amendments include adding performance standards to Chapter 4, as Section 4.1 (I), adding ‘Short-Term Rental Housing’ as a Minor Land Use Review to Section 6.2 (B)(9), and adding a definition for ‘Short-Term Rental Housing’ to Chapter 7. This agenda item was reviewed by the Middle Canyon Land Use Advisory Committee on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.

Staff Report

Information added 11/28/2018 @ 9:03 am

November 14, 2018

1. FPMA-18-01 Flathead County Trails Plan  The Flathead County Trails Plan has been updated by the PATHS Committee, a subcommittee established by the Flathead County Parks Board.  The Flathead County Trails Plan, which is an element of the Flathead County Growth Policy, requires a public hearing to process the Trails Plan as an element of the growth policy. This agenda item is postponed until further notice.

Draft Trails Plan    Trails Map

2.  FZC-18-16 Richard O. Poeppel  A zone change request from Sands Surveying on behalf of Richard O. Poeppel for property located at 3350 Highway 93 West near Whitefish, MT in the Blanchard Lake Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on a parcel containing approximately 25.774 acres from AG-40 (Agricultural) to SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural).  The property can legally be described as follows:

A TRACT OF LAND, SITUATED, LYING AND BEING IN GOVERNMENT LOT 4 OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 30 NORTH, RANGE 22 WEST, P.M.M., FLATHEAD COUNTY MONTANA, AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS TO WIT:

BEGINNING at the northwest corner of Government Lot 4 of Section 5, Township 30 North, Range 22 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana, which is a found brass cap; Thence along the north boundary of said Government Lot 4 S89°55’03”E 1317.32 feet to a found iron pin and the northeast corner of said Government Lot 4; Thence along the east boundary of said Government Lot 4 S00°00’11”W 1071.44 feet to a found iron pin on the northerly R/W of U.S. Highway No. 93; Thence along said R/W N71°31’54”W 1388.26 feet to a found pin on the west boundary of said Government Lot 4; Thence leaving said R/W and along said west boundary N00°02’41’W 633.57 feet to the point of beginning and containing 25.774 ACRES; Subject to and together with a 60 foot private road and utility easement as shown on C.O.S. 13408 (records of Flathead County, Montana); Subject to and together with all appurtenant easements of record.

Staff Report    Application   

4.  FZC-18-18 Jeffrey & Carolyn Remmel A zone change request from Jeffrey B. & Carolyn G. Remmel for property located at 104 Abbey Road near Whitefish, MT in the Haskill Basin Estates Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on a parcel containing approximately 19.8 acres from AG-20 (Agricultural) to SAG-5 (Suburban Agricultural).  The property can legally be described as the East half of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (E½SW¼NW¼) of Section 15, Township 31 North, Range 21 West, M. P.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report    Application   Site Location

5.  Tim & Sherrie Calaway A zone change request by Alex Olson on behalf of Tim J. Calaway & Sherrie L. Calaway and Richard A. & Nancy J. Whitaker for property located at 141 MT Highway 83 near Bigfork, MT within the Bigfork Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on a parcel containing approximately 5.0 acres from SAG-5 (Suburban Agricultural) to I-1 (Light Industrial).  The applicant states the reason for the proposed zone change is to construct storage units to satisfy the demand for more storage in the area.  The property can legally be described as Parcel B of Certificate of Survey No. 19959, records of Flathead County, Montana, located in the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 13, Township 27 North, Range 20 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.  This item will be reviewed by the Bigfork Land Use Advisory Committee on Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 4:00 pm at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8559 Highway 35 in Bigfork.

Staff Report    Application    Site Location

6.  FPP-18-05 West Evergreen Estates  A request from  Michael V. Seaman and Garry D. Seaman with technical assistance from Sands Surveying, Inc. and Carver Engineering for preliminary plat approval of West Evergreen Estates, a proposal to create 109 residential lots, in two phases, on 33.557 acres.  The subdivision would be served by the Evergreen Water & Sewer District.  The properties are located along River Road and West Evergreen Drive, west of Highway 2 in an area zoned R-4 (Two-Family Residential) that can legally be described as Tracts 1J, 1I, 1G and 1E in Section 04, Township 28 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana

Staff Report    Application    Preliminary Plat Map    Environmental Assessment    Traffic Impact Study

Posted 10/26/18

October 10, 2018

1. FZC-18-15        A zone change request from Sands Surveying on behalf of Thomas J. Boydston for property located at 454 Addison Square near Kalispell, MT in the Evergreen Zoning District. The proposal would change the zoning on a parcel containing approximately 10 acres from SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural to R-1 (Suburban Residential).  The property can legally be described as Tract 1 of Certificate of Survey No. 10516, a tract of land in the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 26, Township 29 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report    Application    Vicinity Map

4.  FZTA-18-02      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.  This agenda item is a continuation of the August 8, 2018 and September 12, 2018 planning board meetings.

Updated Memo from The Director

Information added on 9.25.2018 @ 12:38 pm

September 12, 2018

 1. 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

August 8, 2018

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

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