County Commission Approves Glacier Ranch Subdivision

Development has 29 lots with two common-area lots in Phase III

By Beacon staff

A subdivision started in 2004 has received county approval for its third phase of growth, allowing for 29 residential lots and two common area lots.

The third phase of the Glacier Ranch subdivision earned unanimous approval from the Flathead County Commission during its June 9 meeting.

Glacier Ridge was initially approved in preliminary plat stage in 2004, and at the point did not involve phases. However, the preliminary plat was subject to 16 conditions, and the subdivision became a phased project in 2006, with five final-plat phases expected.

Phase II was approved in 2009 by the commission, and was subject to a Subdivision Improvement Agreement.

Glacier Ridge is located on the west side of U.S. Highway 2, about half a mile south of the highway’s intersection with Birch Grove. The Flathead County Planning and Zoning staff recommended that the county commission approve Phase III, which is expected to be completed by April 30, 2017.