On The Agenda: Bloomstone Subdivision and Whitefish City Goals

By Beacon Staff

In a work session following its formal meeting tonight, Kalispell City Council will discuss the preliminary stages of development for the Bloomstone proposed subdivision. Bloomstone would be situated on 85 acres just west of the Kids Sports Complex in north Kalispell.

The developer is requesting preliminary plat approval for the first two phases of the project, which would be comprised of eight apartment buildings with eight units each, 74 single-family residential lots and 10 townhouse lots. The second phase would be 37 single-family lots ranging in size from 2,400 square feet to 8,000 square feet.

The project would also extend Four Mile Drive to Stillwater Road or the proposed U.S. 93 bypass. Council will also discuss a government access TV channel policy. No formal votes are allowed in the work session.

Prior to the work session, the council will have a formal meeting at 7 p.m. On the agenda for that meeting, Police Officer Stan Ottosen will be confirmed after completing his one-year probationary period.

Council will also vote to authorize the application of a workforce training grant for Flathead Valley Community College.

Council will also vote on final plat approval for Phase Three of Mountain Vista Estates, a 40-lot subdivision comprised of 32 single-family lots, seven townhouse lots, and one lot for a future fire station on ten acres located on the northeast side of the corner where Three Mile Drive turns into Farm to Market Road.

The Whitefish City Council will look at a list of 18 city goals, both short term and long term, at tonight’s 7:10 p.m. council meeting at City Hall.

Among these goals are resolving the planning doughnut controversy, planning for a new city hall and addressing affordable housing.

The council will also look at an amended proposal for a business service district. At a March 3 meeting, the council tabled the proposal because of concerns over design standards, intent of the zone, road access and other issues.

Councilors will also discuss:

-A code text amendment to allow conditional zoning
-A resolution that supports a Montana Transportation Commission regulation prohibiting LED billboards, which are signs that change messages at intervals
-Establishing fees to implement and enforce the critical areas ordinance
-Discussion on a large landowner meeting
-Appoint two councilors to the Montana West Economic Development board