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P.O. Box 771, 35 4th St. West, Kalispell, MT 59903
t. 406.756.8993          f. 406 756-8991


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Flathead County Government

Flathead County Government - Main Page

Commissioner's Agenda  (Updated daily)

County Maps - (Subdivision Plats, Sewer Dists. etc.)

Planning & Zoning Office - Regulations for Zoning, Subdivisions, etc


Land Use Planning & Smart Growth
Roots of Sprawl (2.4 mb pdf.)
Roots of Sprawl II: Sharing the Tax Burden (537 kb PDF)

• Montana Smart Growth Coalition - An organization whose mission is to support safe and healthy communities, sustainable economies, conservation of farm, forest and ranch lands, and protection of natural resources and wildlife habitat.
No website, call CBF at 756-8993 for more information.
Smart Growth America - Lots of information on national Smart Growth issues.

Sustainable Communities Network

Smart Growth Online

Local Government Commission

EPA Smart Growth

American Planning Association

CBF Comments on Flathead Subdivision Regulations 2007



Waste Reduction
Waste Not Project
Montana Waste Reduction & Recycling


Water & Air Quality
Flathead Lakers - People working together for clean water, healthy ecosystems and lasting quality of life in the Flathead Watershed.
Flathead Basin Commission - Created to monitor and protect water quality in one of the state's most important watersheds.
Septic System Impact on Surface Waters - For the inland Northwest by the Tri-State Water Quality Council, 2005

Montana Transportation Choices - A transportation study for western Montana.

Institute of Transportation Engineers Recommended Reading
Flathead County Transportation Plan (Note: This file is extremely big and may take a while to download, so be patient!)
Kalispell Area Transportation Plan (updated 2006)
Whitefish Transportation Plan
Kalispell Bypass - US 93
Montana Transportation Choices
Montana Department of Transportation
Documents Explaining Why and How Land Use and Transportation Planning Affect Community Life and the Local Economy:
CBF Research Supporting and Defining Smart Growth Development
Flathead County Growth Policy Chapter 1: The Character of Flathead County
"Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities" by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
"Planning Principles and Practices" by the Victoria Transport Policy Institute
"Evaluating Transportation Land Use Impacts" by the Victoria Transport Policy Institute
"Critique of the National Association of Home Builders’ Research On Land Use Emission Reduction Impacts" by the Victoria Transport Policy Institute

Neighborhood Planning

Please be patient, some of these plans are large pdf files that could take a while to pull up.
Ashley Lake Neighborhood Plan
Ashley Lake Map

Big Mountain Neighborhood Plan
Big Mountain West Neighborhood Plan
Bigfork Area Land Use Plan
Bigfork Neighborhood Plan
Canyon Area Land Use Regulatory System (CALURS)
The Canyon Plan
Cooper Farms Neighborhood Plan
Helena Flats Neighborhood Plan
LaBrant-Lindsey Lane Neighborhood Plan
Lakeside Neighborhood Plan
Little Bitterroot Lake Neighborhood Plan
North Fork Neighborhood Plan
Quarter Circle LA Ranch Neighborhood Plan
Riverdale Neighborhood Plan
Rogers Lake Neighborhood Plan
South Whitefish Neighborhood Plan
South Woodland/Greenacres Neighborhood Plan
Two Rivers Neighborhood Plan
West Valley Neighborhood Plan
Whitefish School Trust Lands Neighborhood Plan

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