News and Press Releases

  • Planning and Community Development | Thu Jun 5th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The public is invited to an Open House for the Anniversary of the 1964 Flood on Thursday, June 12, from 4-6 p.m. in the Gibson Room of the Civic Center (2 Park Drive S). The event will be a casual meet and greet with speakers, exhibits, photographs and information regarding the National Flood Insurance Program and Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRM). Light refreshments will be served.

  • Planning and Community Development | Mon May 19th, 2014 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

     

  • Planning and Community Development | Fri May 2nd, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls-Cascade County Historic Preservation Advisory Commission has selected three projects to be honored at the 2014 Preservation Award reception. The reception is open to the public and will be held on Thursday May 22, from 5:30 – 7 p.m., in the Missouri Room of the Civic Center.

  • Planning and Community Development | Thu May 1st, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    50 years have passed since the 1964 Montana Flood. Next month, the City in collaboration with FEMA, DNRC and Cascade County will be holding a 50th Anniversary event to recognize this historic event. If you have items, photos or stories of the Flood you’d like to share during the Anniversary Event, please contact Charlie Sheets at 455-8431.

  • Planning and Community Development | Wed Apr 9th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The public is invited to the City Commission Meeting on Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m., to participate in a public hearing on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Proposed Action Plan. The community Action Plan describes the City’s proposed use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) grant funds for the next year.

  • Planning and Community Development | Mon Mar 10th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Historic Preservation Awards. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8. Eligible projects must have been completed within the past year and should substantially meet the Department of Interior Standards for Rehabilitation.  Learn more about the nomination criteria and download a nomination form here.

  • Planning and Community Development | Wed Feb 5th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Two Great Falls bike and pedestrian improvements projects were recently awarded $500,000 in funding through the State’s new Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program! The approved projects include the West Bank Trail ADA Improvements and the Overlook Drive Access Improvements.

  • Planning and Community Development | Fri Jan 24th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Planning Advisory Board held a Special Work Session on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the Gibson Room of the Civic Center.

  • Planning and Community Development | Mon Jan 13th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The City of Great Falls, Cascade County and the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) have initiated a community transportation planning process to update their existing Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The Plan provides a blueprint for guiding transportation infrastructure investments based on identified needs. The third and final informational meeting will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2014 in Great Falls at the Civic Center, Missouri Room, 2 Park Drive South at 6 p.m.

  • Planning and Community Development | Mon Jan 13th, 2014 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Great Falls Planning and Community Development staff will be attending meetings of all nine of the City’s Neighborhood Councils in January and February.

  • Planning and Community Development | Fri Dec 13th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    With only 12 days left before Christmas, residents are reminded of the importance of shopping locally and are encouraged to help support the local Great Falls business community. Downtown metered parking is always free on the weekends and to make this holiday  even brighter, metered parking will be free Wednesday, December 18, through Tuesday, December 24.

  • Planning and Community Development | Thu Dec 12th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    On Tuesday, December 17, at 7 p.m. the public is invited to the City Commission Meeting (Commission Chambers, 2 Park Drive S) to participate in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Community Needs Public Hearing. During the public hearing, members of the public are encouraged to offer comments and ideas on community issues that may be addressed with CDBG and Home Partnership Investment Program (HOME) funds.

  • Planning and Community Development | Tue Dec 3rd, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)/HOME Investment Partnership Program Application Workshop is this Thursday, December 5, 2013, from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Missouri Room of the Civic Center (2 Park Drive South). The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Attendees are asked to register by Wednesday, December 5, by calling 455-8407.

  • Planning and Community Development | Fri Nov 22nd, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    There will be a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application Workshop on Thursday, December 5, 2013, from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Missouri Room of the Civic Center (2 Park Drive South). Attendance at the workshop is mandatory for those interested in submitting a grant application. The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Attendees must register by December 5 by calling 455-8407.

    

  • Planning and Community Development | Thu Nov 7th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    City of Great Falls 2013 holiday ornaments have arrived and are available for purchase!  This year’s ornament, designed by local artist Sheree Nelson, features Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art. The ornaments can be purchased for $15 at the Visitor Center, Great Falls Public Library, Civic Center Events Office and Gallery 16.

  • Planning and Community Development | Mon Oct 21st, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The 2nd  informational meeting of the Long Rang Transportation Plan will be held on Monday, October 28 at 6 p.m. in the Missouri Room of the Civic Center (2 Park Drive S). The meeting will begin with a presentation and will be followed by a question and answer period. There will be time for informal discussions with the project team after the question and answer period.

  • Planning and Community Development | Fri Oct 18th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The 2013 Official City of Great Falls holiday ornament has been selected.  This year’s ornament features the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art and is designed by local artist Sheree Nelson. The ornaments will be available for purchase beginning next month.

  • Planning and Community Development | Tue Aug 27th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    An informational meeting will be held on Thursday, August 29 at 4 p.m., in the Planning and Community Development Department conference room (Room 112) of the Civic Center. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information and receive public comment regarding potential project applications for the Montana Department of Transportation’s Transportation Alternatives (TA) grant program.

  • Planning and Community Development | Fri Jul 5th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Craig Raymond has been hired as the City’s next Planning and Community Development Director. Craig has been serving as the Acting Director since May. Craig has excelled in the position and demonstrated outstanding leadership and management skills.

  • Planning and Community Development | Fri May 10th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    The Great Falls-Cascade County Historic Preservation Advisory Commission (HPAC) has selected four preservation or rehabilitation projects to be honored at the 2013 Preservation Award reception, Thursday, May 23, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the Missouri Room of the Civic Center.  The reception is free and open to the public.

  • Planning and Community Development | Wed Apr 3rd, 2013 | full story

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


    DATE:  April 3, 2013
    CONTACT: Jennifer Reichelt, Deputy City Manager – 455-8417

  • Planning and Community Development | Tue Mar 26th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    On Monday, April 1, at 6 p.m. the City of Great Falls will be hosting a community open house to conclude this portion of the Growth Policy Update.  The one-hour open house will be held in the Missouri Room of the Civic Center (2 Park Drive S.). Residents of Great Falls and its various stakeholders are invited and encouraged to participate in the open house.

  • Planning and Community Development | Fri Mar 8th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    An exciting new parking program is coming to Downtown Great Falls this month. With the launch of PassportParking Mobile Pay, residents and visitors will be able to conduct parking transactions with their mobile phones.  Passport Parking, LLC is implementing a three-month pilot program starting March 14 in Downtown Great Falls.  Customers will now be able to pay for parking using their mobile phones on parking meters located on Central Avenue, between Park Drive and 7th Street.

  • Planning and Community Development | Wed Mar 6th, 2013 | full story
    Instructions for PassportParking Mobile Pay for City of Great Falls Montana

    PassportParking Mobile Pay now available in Great Falls!

  • Planning and Community Development | Wed Mar 6th, 2013 | full story
    City of Great Falls Montana

    Nominations for the 2013 Historic Preservation Awards are being accepted now until Thursday, April 25.  Eligible projects must have been completed within the past year and should substantially meet the Department of Interior Standards for Rehabilitation. Nominations will also be considered for appropriate new construction in an historic district.