Long Range Plans

Highway 93 South Corridor Plan (In Progress)

NEW: The first of three public open houses on the planning project is scheduled for Wednesday, September 5 between 5 and 7 pm at National Parks Realty, 601 Spokane Avenue. The purpose of the open house is to provide information and invite the public to help identify issues, concerns, and opportunities for improvement.

A Steering Committee has been 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 is scheduled for August 6 from 2:30-4:30 pm at Whitefish City Hall; the meetings are all 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
May 17, 2018                     
 May 30, 2018        

  

       
July 9, 2018                

Aug 6, 2018

     

Opportunities for Public Input:

In addition to the steering committee meetings, a series of three public open houses are anticipated as part of the planning process. The first of these will be informational and provide an opportunity for the public to help identify issues and concerns in the corridor, as well as strengths or potential opportunities for improvement. A second public meeting will be scheduled later in the fall or early winter to help develop a vision and goals for the corridor, as well as some preliminary preferred concepts and identify some preliminary preferred action items. The third public meeting/open house will follow in spring 2019 and will provide an opportunity to review and comment on the vision, goals, objectives, policies and implementation actions that make up the draft corridor plan.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list and receive project updates, or if you would like to submit comments on the project at any time during the planning process, email or call Planner Hilary Lindh at hlindh@cityofwhitefish.org or 863-1254.

Background/Resource Documents:

A number of Whitefish planning documents relevant to this corridor are available on this website 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.

Additional documents that are relevant include:

Whitefish Urban Corridor Study of U.S. 93

Highway 93 South Whitefish Corridor Plan and Zoning Amendment (Flathead County)

Highway 93 South Zoning and Land Use Maps

 

City of Whitefish Extension of Services Plan

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

Extension of Services Plan

 

Wisconsin Avenue Corridor Plan 

Plan Adopted by City Council on 4-16-18

Wisconsin Avenue Corridor Plan

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

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

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2015 Whitefish Highway 93 West Corridor Land Use Plan

WGM Group out of Missoula along with Sitecape Associates from Columbia Falls completed the Whitefish Highway 93 West Corridor Plan and the City Council gave final approval to it as an amendment to the Growth Policy via 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

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

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2009 Whitefish Transportation Plan
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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.