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Long Range Plans

Highway 93 South Corridor Plan (In Progress)

UPDATE 3/17/20: Per Ordinance 20-04, all Committee meetings are cancelled until April 30, 2020.

A Steering Committee was established to serve as the primary sounding board to work through the planning process with city staff and members of the public to establish a development policy for the Highway 93 South Corridor.

The next steering committee meeting has not been scheduled - please check here for scheduling updates. All steering committee meetings are open to the public and public comment is taken at the end of each meeting. Meeting agendas, minutes, and presentations will be posted below as they become available.

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes Presentation Handouts
May 17, 2018                    
May 30, 2018     


July 9, 2018                    

Aug 6, 2018



October 22, 2018


November 5, 2018


December 10, 2018


February 19, 2019


March 5, 2019


April 1, 2019


May 6, 2019


June 3, 2019


July 8, 2019


September 16, 2019


October 21, 2019


November 18, 2019


December 16, 2019


January 21, 2020




Over the summer the steering committee started reviewing draft goals and objectives by segment of the highway. Click on the link for a Summary of Draft Goals and Objectives as of July 2019.

Opportunities for Public Input:

Comments from the public may be submitted at any time via email (, mail (418 E. 2nd Street, Whitefish, MT 59937) or phone (406-863-1254). Click here to review all comments received as of December 4, 2019.

In addition to attending steering committee meetings, you can provide input at a third public meetings (yet to be scheduled ). The third public meeting will provide an opportunity to review and comment on the vision, goals, objectives, policies and implementation actions that make up the draft corridor plan.

The first public open house was held September 5, 2018. The purpose of the open house was to provide information and invite the public to help identify issues, concerns, and opportunities for improvement. Approximately 25 people joined City staff and Steering Committee members to learn about the project and provide feedback. A summary of the comments received is available here: Open House Comments.

The second public meeting was held January 8, 2019 at the Hampton Inn & Suites. Over 60 people turned out for the workshop style meeting.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Corridor planning process - you provided a lot of great feedback and direction. A summary of input received at the workshop is now available:  Summary of Visioning Workshop.

An online survey was available for the public to take from January 1 - February 14, 2019. The complete report is available here: Online Survey Results

If you would like to be added to the mailing list and receive project updates, email or call Planner Hilary Lindh at or 863-1254.

Background/Resource Documents:

A number of Whitefish planning documents relevant to the corridor are available on this page below:

Wisconsin Avenue Corridor Plan; Highway 93 West Corridor Land Use Plan; Extension of Services Plan; Whitefish City-County Growth Policy; Whitefish Downtown Business Master Plan, Whitefish Transportation Plan; South Whitefish Transportation Planning Project.

Parking Management Plan

Plan adopted by City Council on 10-21-19 by Resolution 19-33









Extension of Services Plan

Plan adopted by City Council on 4-16-18 by Resolution 18-16



Wisconsin Avenue Corridor Plan

Plan Adopted by City Council on 4-16-18 by Resolution 18-15

Wisconsin Avenue Corridor Plan

2017 Connect Whitefish Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

For links to adopted appendices, please visit the Public Works Department HERE.

2007 Whitefish City-County Growth Policy (Click picture for link)

The long range planning master document for the Whitefish area is the 2007 Whitefish City-County Growth Policy.


2015 Whitefish Highway 93 West Corridor Land Use Plan

City Council approved as an amendment to the Growth Policy by Resolution No. 15-13 on June 1, 2015.

FINAL VERSION - As amended by the City Council on June 15, 2015

2018 REVISED Whitefish Downtown Business District Master Plan (Click picture for link)

Adopted as an amendment to the Growth Policy by Resolution 18-06

2009 Whitefish Transportation Plan (Click picture for link)

Whitefish Transportation Plan 2009

Adopted by the Whitefish City Council on February 16, 2010, the Plan is intended to help guide decisions about the future of the Whitefish area transporation system.  The Plan describes the existing system and identifies large and small improvements for the transporation network.

Southeast Whitefish Transportation Plan- December 2001

South Whitefish Transportation Planning ProjectAdopted in October 1999.