U.S. 93 S. corridor workshop planned in Whitefish

January 1, 2019

The U.S. 93 South Corridor Plan Steering Committee and the city of Whitefish have scheduled a public visioning workshop from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Hampton Inn, 6340 U.S. 93 South in Whitefish. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

“The purpose of the workshop is to get a wide variety of opinions and viewpoints about what is special about the highway corridor and needs to be preserved, and what needs to change and improve in the years ahead,” steering committee chairman John Middleton said. “Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. The more citizens participate, the better the plan will be.”

The workshop is part of an ongoing public process that included an open house in September 2018 and will include a third public meeting later in spring 2019. It will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. with a presentation and group exercises. An online survey will also be introduced as part of the workshop and will be available for the public to take in January and February on the city’s long-range planning webpage at cityofwhitefish.org. The corridor plan will focus on U.S. 93 South from Sixth Street to Blanchard Lake Road south of Montana 40. The corridor is primarily zoned for highway commercial use with some adjacent residential land uses.

“The plan will focus on future land uses, economic performance, transportation, design and aesthetics,” Whitefish Planning Director David Taylor said. “Come talk to your neighbors and help us shape the future of this important gateway into Whitefish that we all either live near, shop in, or drive through.”

Comments concerning the project may be mailed to: Hilary Lindh, Whitefish, Planning & Zoning, P.O. Box 158, Whitefish, MT 59937. Comments may also be submitted by email to hlindh@cityofwhitefish.org. Participants attending the public workshop meeting are welcome to submit comments at that time.

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