Hotel Planned for Lot Near Kidsports Complex

Hotel is scheduled to break ground this fall and is slated to open in spring 2016

By Beacon Staff
Construction of the Bloomstone subdivision near Kidsports on May 19, 2015. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

Initial construction is underway along U.S. Highway 93 near Kidsports Complex as developers are preparing to build out the 28-acre section of land that will be the next phase of the north side’s bustling retail district.

The first confirmed addition is a hotel that is scheduled to break ground this fall and is slated to open in spring 2016. Last week city planners reviewed the initial site plans for the entire 28-acre plot of school trust land as crews were busy bulldozing the existing trees and former state lands office. Infrastructure will be constructed first, along with a new retention pond for storm water drainage.

City staff expect developers to submit preliminary plans for the hotel in the coming weeks.

The hotel will be located on the northwest corner of the lot along Old Reserve Drive across the street from Costco. The entire lot is being divided into 14 parcels, or building pads, that would include four larger anchor sites. A parking lot would be situated in the middle of the phase.

The site is expected to feature national retailers similar to other phases in the area. The previous phase of development involving Cabela’s led to nearly 115,000 square feet of new commercial space.

Developers expect other sites to break ground in the next 12 months.

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