Long Range Plans

  • 2018 Extension of Services Plan Update (in progress)

The plan is a guide for how the City will provide services to areas that are not currently served and for territories that may eventually be annexed. State of Montana statutes (7-2-4731 and 7-2-4732 MCA) require that the City have a plan with a map which shows anticipated development a minimum of five years into the future. The current plan was adopted in 2009 and is due for an update.

Below are links to two versions of the 2018 DRAFT Extension of Services Plan for review. At a regular meeting of the Whitefish City Council on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 7:10 pm, the Council will hold a public hearing on the draft plan. Comments on the draft plan may be forwarded to the Whitefish Planning and Building Department at 418 E Second Street, Whitefish, MT 59937 prior to the hearing or via email to dtaylor@cityofwhitefish.org.

New: drafts updated 3.7.18

Draft Extension of Services Plan 3.7.18

Draft Extension of Services Plan_Redline 3.7.18



  • 2017 Wisconsin Avenue Corridor Plan (in progress)

         Wisconsin Avenue

The City of Whitefish is wrapping up  the Wisconsin Avenue Corridor Plan, which is currently available as a Public Review Draft (see link below). The Steering Committee has completed their work and the consultant has finalized a Public Review Draft (available below) for submittal to the Planning Board and the City Council.  It will go to the Whitefish City Planning Board on January 18, 2018.  

The plan looks at how the corridor should develop over the next twenty years, including appropriate future land uses, motorized and non-motorized transportation, infrastructure, economic performance, and potential improvements. The corridor boundary is from the Edgewood Drive and Wisconsin Avenue intersection north of the viaduct down to the Houston Drive/Big Mountain Road intersection of East Lakeshore Drive. The plan has been developed over the last nine months by Whitefish consulting firm Applied Communication in conjunction with Robert Peccia and Associates, GSBS Richman Consulting, the Wisconsin Avenue Steering Committee, and the City Planning Office.     Contact Planning Director David Taylor (dtaylor@cityofwhitefish.org) at 863-2416 for more information.

Public Review Draft:

December 1 Wisconsin Avenue Plan Public Review Draft

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Other documents:

Boundary of Study Map

Scenario Overview

Steering Committee PowerPoint - Visitation Data

Public Comments to Date

 9-21-17 Steering Committee Meeting Memo

10-6-17 Steering Committee Meeting Memo

To comment via the internet or to add your email to the Wisconsin Avenue Corridor Plan mailing list to stay up to date, please visit:


 For information on the Steering Committee meetings, including agendas and minutes, click here


  •  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.


  • 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

  • 2015 Downtown Master Plan
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  • 2009 Whitefish Transportation Plan
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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.

  • City of Whitefish 2009 Extension of Services Plan (Click picture for link)


The 2009 Extension of Services Plan is intended to be used as a guide for the provision of city services to those area of the city not served at this time and for territories to be annexed into the city.  This Plan satisfies the requirements of M.C.A. 7-2-4731 and 7-2-4732.