Planning Board

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Please check the appropriate agenda under Calendar of Events for the order in which the files will be reviewed at the meetings.

Meeting Information

June 12, 2019

1. FPP-19-06    A request from Skyview Mobile Home Park, LLC with technical assistance from TD&H Engineering for preliminary plat approval of Skyview Subdivision, a proposal to create 12 residential lots in the Evergreen Zoning District, zoned R-5 (Two-Family Residential and R-2 (One-Family Limited Residential). The applicants are proposing each lot would be served by the Evergreen Water and Sewer District and access to each lot would be from an existing internal subdivision road via West Cottonwood Drive. 

  • The properties are located at 58 and 78 West Cottonwood Drive and contain 3.83 acres and can legally be described as Tracts 3CD, 3IAA, 3IAAA and 3EE in Section 04, Township 28 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report    Application   Plat Map

2. FPP-19-04    A request from SC Homes, LLC, with technical assistance from 406 Engineering, Inc. for preliminary plat approval of Eagle View Ridge Subdivision, a proposal to create 4 residential lots from 2 existing lots containing approximately 37 acres.  The applicant is proposing individual wells and septic systems and primary access would be off of Ashley Lake Road and Hodge Ridge Road. 

  • The properties are located at 67 and 89 Hodge Ridge Road and can legally be described as Lot 1 and Lot 2 of Hodge Creek Reserve North Subdivision in Section 31, Township 28 North, Range 23 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report    Application    Plat Map

3. FPP-19-05    A request from Mike Frasier, on behalf of Saddlehorn II & III, LLC for preliminary plat approval of Saddlehorn #11, a proposal aggregating lots, subdividing common area, subdividing Future Development lots, adding acreage and subdividing added acreage which will ultimately create 11 new residential lots and 12 new townhouse lots on 297.50 acres to be served by Bigfork Water and Sewer.  A Planned Unit Development (PUD) Text Amendment to the existing Saddlehorn PUD as well as a PUD expansion has been submitted concurrently with this subdivision proposal. 

  • The properties are located on unaddressed properties south of Highway 209 and east of Highway 35, 251 Saddlehorn Trail, 147 & 115 Barn Dance Trail and 171 Pinto Trail, Bigfork Montana.  The properties can legally be described as Tract 2I in Lot 9, Commercial Site 5 Saddlehorn No1, Common Area 3 Except Tract A Saddlehorn No 5, Future Residential Site 4 Saddlehorn No 1, Future Residential Site No 5 Saddlehorn No 1, Common Area7 Saddlehorn No 8, and Camp Homesite 37 Saddlehorn No 1 of Section 31, Township 27 North, Range 19 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana. 
  • This item will be reviewed by the Bigfork Land Use Advisory Committee on Thursday, May 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8559 Highway 35 in Bigfork.*Meeting has been cancelled due to lack of quorum.

Staff Report    Application    Plat Map

4. FPP-19-08    A request from Ragnar & Kelly Stoelzle with technical assistance from Sam Cordi Land Surveying and Mapping, Inc. for preliminary plat approval of Rosie Meadows Subdivision, a proposal to create 2 residential lots on approximately 9.1 acres.  The applicant is proposing individual wells and septic systems and primary access would be from Jensen Road. 

  • The property is located at 240 Jensen Road, Columbia Falls, Montana and can legally be described as Lot 3 of the Amended Plat of Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Jensen Acres in Section 27, Township 30 North, Range 22 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report    Application   Plat Map

Information posted on 5/23/2019 @ 9:41 am , documents added on 5/30/2019 @ 2:21 pm

May 08, 2019

1.  FPP-17-11    A request from Gregory Pisk with technical assistance from Larsen Engineering and Surveying for preliminary plat approval of Blacktail Estates, a proposal to create 28 residential lots on approximately 15.36 acres.  The proposed subdivision would be served by Lakeside Water and Sewer District.  The property is located off Grayling Road in Lakeside, MT in an unzoned area that can legally be described as Tract 1AD in Section 13, Township 26 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.  This item will be reviewed by the Lakeside Community Council on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 @ Lakeside QRU Building, 201 Bills Road, Lakeside, MT.* The Lakeside Community Council meeting was cancelled due to lack of quorum.

Staff Report    Application   Plat Map

2.  FZC-19-06    A zone change request from Colleen R. Turner with technical assistance from Sam Cordi Land Surveying for property in the Rural Whitefish and Blanchard Lake Zoning Districts.  The proposal would change the zoning on approximately 5.766 acres from SWO-Southwest Whitefish Overlay/SAG-5 (Suburban Agricultural) and R-2.5 (Rural Residential) to SWO-Southwest Whitefish Overlay/B-2A (Secondary Business).  The property is located at 6010 Highway 93 South near Whitefish, MT and can legally be described as follows:

A tract of land located in the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter and the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 12, Township 30 North, Range 22 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Tract 1 of Certificate of Survey No. 15003

Staff Report    Application  Vicinity Map

3.  FAPUD-19-01    A request by Michael Fraser, on behalf of Saddlehorn II and III LLC., for a zoning text amendment for the Saddlehorn Planned Unit Development (PUD).  The applicant is requesting the proposed amendment to eliminate certain permitted uses, add short term rentals as a conditional use, and allow for shared driveways.  This item will be reviewed by the Bigfork Land Use Advisory Committee on Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8559 Highway 35 in Bigfork.

Staff Report    Application

4.  FPPUD-19-01   A request from Michael Fraser, on behalf of Saddlehorn III, LLC for an expansion of the existing SAG-5 Saddlehorn Planned Unit Development (PUD) to include an additional 56.37 acres of property located to the north and west of the current Saddlehorn development.  The subject property is located along the south side of Highway 209, east of the intersection of Highway 209 and Highway 35 within the Bigfork Zoning District. The properties can legally be described as follows:

Parcel 7 of Certificate of Survey No. 14208, that portion of Government Lot 5 and Government Lot 9, Section 31, Township 27 North, Range 19 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

And

Parcel 8 of Certificate of Survey No. 14208, that portion of Government Lot 9, Section 31, Township 27 North, Range 19 West, P.M.M., Flathead County Montana.

And

Parcel 9 of Certificate of Survey No. 14208, that portion of Government Lot 6, Section 31, Township 27 North, Range 19 West, P.M.M., Flathead County Montana.

And

The Westerly 1,345.89 feet of Parcel 10 of Certificate of Survey No. 14208, That Portion of Government Lot 7 and Government 8, Section 31 and Government Lot 5 and Government Lot 6, Section 32, Township 27 North, Range 19 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana. 

This item will be reviewed by the Bigfork Land Use Advisory Committee on Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8559 Highway 35 in Bigfork.

Staff Report    Application     PUD Map   Preliminary Plan/Plat

5.  FPP-19-07    A request from Cedar Creek Holdings, LLC, with technical assistance from Larsen Engineering and Surveying, Inc. for preliminary plat approval of Cedar Meadows, Phase 2 Subdivision, a proposal to create 17 residential lots on 22.42 acres.  The proposed subdivision would be served by shared and individual wells and individual septic systems.  The property is located at 1602 Trumble Creek Road and can legally be described as Lot 2 Cedar Meadows Subdivision in Section 16, Township 29 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report    Application   Plat Map

Information added 4/24/2019, documents attached 4/25/19 @12:42 pm

April 10, 2019

1. FZC-19-03    A zone change request by Marquardt Surveying, on behalf of Georgia Otten in the Lower Side Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on approximately 18.35 acres from SAG-5 (Suburban Agricultural) to R-1 (Suburban Residential).  The property is located along Foys Lake Road (Montana  Highway 404) near Kalispell, MT and can legally be described as follows:

That portion of the Northwest ¼ of the Southeast ¼ of Section 23, Township 28 North, Range 22 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana, aka Parcel D of Certificate of Survey No. 20701

Staff Report    Application

2. FZC-19-04   A zone change request by Sands Surveying, Inc., on behalf of Robert L. Spoklie in the Lower Side Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on approximately 160 acres from AG-40 (Agricultural) to AG-20 (Agricultural).  The property is located along Soler Run and can legally be described as follows:

Tract 4 of Certificate of Survey No. 20930, located and being in the NW ¼ of Section 34, Township 28 North, Range 22 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Tract 1 of Certificate of Survey No. 21014, located and being in the South Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 27, Township 28 North, Range 22 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

The Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 27, Township 28 North, Range 22 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report    Application

March 13, 2019

1.  FZC-19-01    A zone change request from Robert W. & Christi S. Young for properties located at 1185 and 1195 Highway 83 in Bigfork, MT within the Bigfork Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on two parcels containing approximately 1.5 acres from CCC-1 (Commercial Country Corner-Class I)) to B-2 (General Business).  The properties can legally be described as follows:

  • Tract 1: 

A tract of land in the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 17, Township 27 North, Range 19 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana and more particularly described as follows:

Commencing at the Southeast corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of said section 17; thence West along the Southerly boundary of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, a distance of 233.71 feet to a point; thence North a distance of 60.00 feet to the True Point of Beginning of the tract of land being described and also being on the Northerly boundary line of Highway No. 326; thence West and parallel with the Southerly boundary line of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter and following along said highway right of way, a distance of 104.36 feet to a point; thence North 01°21’30” West, a distance of 208.71 feet to a point; thence East and being parallel with the Southerly boundary line of the tract of land being described, a distance of 104.36 feet to a point, thence South 01°21’30” East and being parallel with the Westerly boundary line of the tract of land being described, a distance of 208.71 feet to the Point of Beginning.

Shown on Deed Exhibit recorded in Book 501, Page 865

  • Tract 2:

Certificate of Survey No. 2452, a tract of land in the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 17, Township 27 North, Range 19 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

This item will be reviewed by the Bigfork Land Use Advisory Committee on Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8559 Highway 35 in Bigfork.

Staff Report    Application    Vicinity Map

2. FZC-19-02    A zone change request from Sands Surveying, Inc. on behalf of Skyview Mobile Home Park, LLC for property located at 78 West Cottonwood within the Evergreen Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on a parcel containing approximately 2.57 acres from R-2 (One-Family Limited Residential) to R-5 (Two-Family Residential).  The property can legally be described as follows:

  • Parcel B of Certificate of Survey No. 20813 in that part of the East Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 4, Township 28 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.
  • EXCEPTING THEREFROM Lot 6A of the Amended Plat of Lot 6 of Delesalle Addition, 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   

Inforamtion added 2/21/19 @12:58.  information is added as it becomes available.

February 13, 2019

4.  FZC-18-23    A zone change request from Bick Smith on behalf of Kaltschmidt Holdings, LLC with technical assistance from Sands Surveying, Inc., for properties located on Prairie View Road near Whitefish, MT within the Blanchard Lake Zoning District.  The proposal would change the zoning on four (4) parcels containing approximately 80.322 acres from AG-20 (Agricultural) to SAG-5 (Suburban Agricultural).  The properties can legally be described as follows:

  • Tract 1 of Certificate of Survey No. 19953, situated, lying and being in the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 30 North, Range 22 West., P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.
  • Tract 2 of Certificate of Survey No. 19953, situated, lying and being in the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 30 North, Range 22 West., P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.
  • Tract 1 of Certificate of Survey No. 19952, situated, lying and being in the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 30 North, Range 22 West., P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.
  • Tract 2 of Certificate of Survey No. 19952, situated, lying and being in the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 30 North, Range 22 West., P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

Staff Report    Application    Vicinity Map

Added 1.16.219 @ 11:34 am, documents attached as they become available (completed on 1.31.19 @ 2:09 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