Long Range Plans

Highway 93 South Corridor Plan (In Progress)

NEW: The first of three public open houses on the planning project was held Wednesday, September 5. 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.

If you would like to comment on the project, you can download this form and submit via email, regular mail, or in person at City Hall.

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 yet been scheduled but will be held in October. 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
May 17, 2018                   
May 30, 2018      

    

       
July 9, 2018                   

Aug 6, 2018

     

         

 

     

Opportunities for Public Input:

In addition to the steering committee meetings, two more public open houses are anticipated as part of the planning process. The next 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, 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.