Monthly Archives February 2017

City moves ahead with highway 93 south corridor plan

BY HEIDI DESCH, WHITEFISH PILOT JAN 25, 2017 The city of Whitefish is finally moving forward on a long discussed corridor plan for Highway 93 South. In December City Council requested city planning staff create a scope of work and a timeline for initiating a corridor plan for the area. Last week Council gave its OK to a proposal that sets the kick-off this spring for work on the corridor plan. The city’s 2007 growth policy identified the area as in need of a corridor plan, but plans for Highway 93 West and Wisconsin Avenue were considered greater priorities by
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Forest project set to begin this summer in Haskill Basin

By HEIDI DESCH, WHITEFISH PILOT JAN 24, 2017 PHOTO BY STEVEN GNAM Widespread prescribed burns and some timber harvesting are planned for the mountains above Haskill Basin. The project known as the Whitefish Municipal Watershed Fuel Reduction project is an effort to prevent a devastating wildfire that could be destructive to the city’s water supply from Second and Third creeks. The project is also aimed at addressing disease concerns in the forest, including root disease, bark beetles, and mortality in white bark pine. Flathead Forest Supervisor Chip Weber last week issued a decision notice and Finding of No Significant Impact
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Real Estate Market Summary for Montana’s Flathead Valley 2016

SUMMARIZED FROM JIM KELLEY’S ANNUAL REPORT BY GREG CARTER Mr. Kelley’s annual real estate market report for Flathead County is available at the following link: http://kelleyappraisal.net/FlatheadMarket16.pdf The Flathead real estate market continues to improve with near record number of sales in 2016! This number of sales coupled with subdivision activity near all-time lows has motivated a renewed interest in development. Although all the county’s towns show an increase in the number of sales, the largest increase was in Whitefish. There was an 11% increase in the number of residential units built from 2015 to 2016. This number has shown a
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