Planning Board

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Meeting Information

August 12, 2020

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    Application    Plat Maps

FPP-20-11    A request from Betty Trueblood and Unique Realty Developer, Inc., with technical assistance from TD&H Engineering, Inc. for preliminary plat approval of Rolling Acres Subdivision, a proposal to create 77 residential lots on 114.39 acres.  The property is located on the west side of Columbia Falls Stage, north of Kingfisher Lane.  The proposal would be served by shared wells and individual septic systems and access to each lot would be from new internal subdivision roads via Columbia Falls Stage.  The property can legally be described as Tract 1 in the Southeast Quarter of Section 30, Township 29 North, Range 20 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana. 

Staff Report    Application    Plat Maps

FPP-20-09    A request from Paul & Vicki Brown, with technical assistance from Sands Surveying, Inc. for preliminary plat approval of the Amended Plat of Lot 4 of River Vista, a proposal to create 2 residential lots on 12.001 acres.  The property is located at 332 Wagner Lane, near Kalispell, MT.  The proposal would be served by a shared well and individual septic systems and primary access to each lot would be from Lower Valley Road and directly from Wagner Lane.  The property can legally be described as Lot 4 of River Vista Subdivision in Section 36, Township 28 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report    Application   Plat Map

information added on 7/23/2020

July 8, 2020

FZC 20-09    A zone change request from Mare Lane Estates Phase I with technical assistance from Sands Surveying, Inc. for property in the Willow Glen Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on property located at Assessor #0504465 (Open Space), Assessor #0850700 (Tract 4X), 123, 125, 127, 129, 131, 133, 135, and 137 South Cedar Drive, Kalispell, MT from R-1 PUD (Mare Lane Estates R-1 PUD) to R-5 (Two Family Residential).  The total acreage involved in the request is approximately 15.7 acres and can legally be described as follows:

  • Lot, Open Space of Mare Lane Estates, Phase 1, in Section 4, Township 28 North, Range 21 West, Kalispell, Montana, According to the Plat thereof on file and of record in the Office of the Clerk & Recorder of Flathead County, Montana AND
  • A Tract of land in the southeast quarter (SE1/4) of Section 4, Township 28 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana, known as:
    • Certificate of Survey No. 1958. Excepting therefrom Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 of Mare Lane Estates Phase 1, according to the Plat there of on file and of record in the Office of the Clerk & Recorder of Flathead County, Montana. (Tract 4X in SE4)
  • Lot 1 of Mare Lane Estates, Phase 1, in Section 4, Township 28 North, Range 21West, according to the plat there of on file and of record in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Flathead County, Montana, also known as 123 S. Cedar Drive, Kalispell, Montana.
  • Lot 6 of Mare Lane Estates, Phase 1, in Section 4, Township 28 North, Range 21 West, Kalispell, Mt. 59901 according to the plat thereof on file and of record in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Flathead County, Montana, also known as 133 S. Cedar Drive, Kalispell, Montana.
  • Lot 2 of Mare Lane Estates, Phase 1, in Section 4, Township 28 North, Range 21 West, Kalispell, Montana. According to the Plat thereof on file and of record in the Office of the Clerk & Recorder of Flathead County, Montana, also known as 125 South Cedar Drive, Kalispell, Montana.
  • Lot 3 of Mare Lane Estates, Phase 1, , in Section 4, Township 28 North, Range 21 West, Kalispell, Montana according to the official plat thereof, filed in Official Records of Flathead County, Montana, also known as 127 S. Cedar Drive, Kalispell, Montana.
  • Lot 4 of Mare Lane Estates, Phase 1, in Section 4, Township 28 North, Range 21 West, Kalispell, 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, also known as 129 S. Cedar Drive, Kalispell, Montana.
  • Lot 5 of Mare Lane Estates, Phase 1, , in Section 4, Township 28 North, Range 21 West, Kalispell, 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, also known as 131 S. Cedar Drive, Kalispell, Montana.
  • Lot 7 of Mare Lane Estates, Phase 1, , in Section 4, Township 28 North, Range 21 West, Kalispell, 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, also known as 135 S. Cedar Drive, Kalispell, Montana.
  • Lot 8 of Mare Lane Estates, Phase 1, , in Section 4, Township 28 North, Range 21 West, Kalispell, 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, also known as 137 S. Cedar Drive, Kalispell, Montana.

Staff Report   Application

FZC-20-10    A zone change request from Jump Reserve Properties for property in the Evergreen Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on property located at 2651 and 2655 Highway 2, Kalispell, MT from I-1H (Light Industrial Highway) and SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural) to I-1H (Light Industrial Highway) and R-4 (Two Family Residential).  The total acreage involved in the request is approximately 29.08 acres and can legally be described as follows:

  • TWO TRACTS OF LAND, SITUATED, LYING AND BEING IN THE WEST HALF OF THE EAST HALF OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 29 NORTH, RANGE 21 WEST, P.M.,M., FLATHEAD COUNTY, MONTANA, AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS TO WIT:
  • PARCEL '1':  (Being changed from SAG-10 zoning to I-1H zoning)
  • Commencing at the northeast corner of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 28, Township 29 North, Range 21 West, P.M.,M., Flathead County, Montana, which is a found aluminum cap; Thence along the north boundary of said SW1/4NE1/4 S89°45'25"W 219.22 feet to THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE TRACT OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBE:  Thence S00°01'00"E 315.54 feet; Thence S55°38'45"W 73.66 feet; Thence S45°03'38"W 236.49 feet; Thence S15°36'05"W 76.97 feet; Thence S20°51'15"W 151.52 feet; Thence S07°45'23"W 307.06 feet; Thence S07°35'22"E 70.85 feet; Thence S27°01'38"E 201.66 feet; Thence S14°02'18"E 31.41 feet; Thence S89°39'25"W 124.00 feet; Thence N00°00'57"W 1323.70 feet to the north boundary of said SW1/4NE1/4; Thence along said boundary N89°45'25"E 359.95 feet to the point of beginning and containing 4.883 ACRES; Subject to and together with all appurtenant easements of record.
  • PARCEL '2':  (Being changed from SAG-10 & I-1H zoning to R-4 zoning)
  • BEGINNING at the northeast corner of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 28, Township 29 North, Range 21 West, P.M.,M., Flathead County, Montana, which is a found aluminum cap; Thence along the east boundary of said SW1/4NE1/4 S00°01'00"E 1322.69 feet to a found aluminum cap and the southeast corner thereof; Thence along the east boundary of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 28 S00°02'02"E 1318.83 feet to a found iron pin and the southeast corner thereof; Thence along the east boundary of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 28 S00°01'04"E 534.00 feet; Thence N49°44'08"W 81.87 feet; Thence N29°46'13"W 218.38 feet; Thence N19°33'22"W 108.61 feet; Thence N06°51'36"W 266.48 feet; Thence N08°13'03"W 86.64 feet; Thence N30°39'17"W 182.35 feet; Thence N15°21'44"W 105.32 feet; Thence N07°35'14"W 83.39 feet; Thence N18°23'13"E 240.10 feet; Thence N17°04'25"E    130.91 feet; Thence N03°21'06"E 38.50 feet; Thence N11°53'15"W 236.63 feet; Thence N20°25'41"W 73.92 feet; Thence N39°22'45"W 107.46 feet; Thence N55°41'50"W 53.77 feet; Thence N14°02'18"W 39.94 feet; Thence N27°01'38"W 201.66 feet; Thence N07°35'22"W 70.85 feet; Thence N07°45'23"E 307.06 feet; Thence N20°51'15"E 151.52 feet; Thence N15°36'05"E 76.97 feet; Thence N45°03'38"E 236.49 feet; Thence N55°38'45"E 73.66 feet; Thence N00°01'00"W 315.54 feet; Thence N89°45'25"E 219.22 feet to the point of beginning and containing 24.207 ACRES; Subject to and together with all appurtenant easements of record.

Staff Report    Application

Information added on 6/24/2020 , updated on 7/7/20 @ 3:38 pm

June 10, 2020

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   

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.

Information added 5/20/20 @ 1:13 pm , updated on 5/28/2020 @ 12:41 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

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

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

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

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