On The Agenda: Affordable Housing, Rebuilding U.S. 93

By Beacon Staff

KALISPELL

Kalispell City Council meets tonight at 7 p.m. for an informal work session – at which no votes are allowed – to discuss a tax credit housing proposal and further city airport improvements.

Tim Germann is developing a tax credit housing project. The site would be 40 rental apartments in its first phase, located on the north side of Appleway, just west of South Meridian. The site is properly zoned; Germann would only need to secure permits for building and floodplain development. The Tax Credit Housing program is a federal program that allows access to favorable financing to construct affordable housing. The competition for such funding is intense, but it has been years since Kalispell has been the recipient. The city council must decide tonight whether to write a letter of support for the project, as part of Germann’s application for the funds.

Council will then discuss implementaion of Phase 2 of its plan for the city airport.

WHITEFISH

The Whitefish City Council is holding a workshop tonight to discuss rebuilding five miles of highway along U.S. 93 west of Whitefish. The workshop runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Whitefish City Hall.

The project, which could cost as much as $60 million, would begin at Lupfer Avenue and include a three-lane bridge over the Whitefish River. Construction would most likely not begin for a few years, depending on funding. Officials from the Montana Department of Transportation will be on hand at the workshop.

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