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Kalispell Downtown Plan



The City of Kalispell has requested to amend the Kalispell Growth Policy: Plan-It 2035 by including "The Downtown Plan" as a neighborhood plan within the growth policy.

The Downtown Plan sets the framework for the design and redevelopment of Kalispell's historic downtown and courthouse corridor.

Citizens supports The Downtown Plan to foster the revitalization of the city's historic core. We believe in rerouting Highway 93 to create a new human-scale streetscape and reduce traffic flow for a pedestrian and bike-friendly area that encourages the growth and sustainability of businesses within the corridor. We believe in keeping the historic character of downtown while preserving it for future generations through smart, high-quality design standards. And we believe in a strong public art program that reflects the creativity and excitement of the city's heart.

At the August 8th, 2017 Kalispell Planning Board meeting, the board tabled the discussion for a later date TBA. We encourage you to read the Downtown Plan and the other documents under the Links column, then email your own comments to the planning board at


Kalispell Downtown Plan

Citizens for a Better Flathead Public Comments made at the Aug. 8th Planning Board Meeting

"Kalispell Courthouse Couplet: Traffic Engineering Report" prepared for the Montana Department of Transportation by Robert Peccia & Assoc., as presented to Kalispell City Council in February 2017

Media Links:

City Planners Release Strategy for Future

Envisioning an Improved Downtown, Kalispell Finalizes New Strategy

Many Options but Few Easy Answers for Contentious Courthouse Couplet

Downtown Kalispell's Prominent Yet Troublesome Road Couplet

Design Options Narrowed for Courthouse Couplet

Kalispell City Council Reviews Options for Courthouse Couplet

What's Happening in Downtown Kalispell

We take a look at the economic impact of the Kalispell Bypass

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