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The Kalispell City Planning Board spent a year drafting an update to the text of the Kalispell Growth Policy.  The updated draft addresses a number of key topics that affect the future growth and development of the City of Kalispell.  Each chapter presents a brief introduction of the particular topic, lists a number of issues surrounding the topic, establishes goals and priorities, lays out the policies that will guide the city, and finishes with a with a number of recommended actions. The Growth Policy's Future Land Use Map has remained unchanged.

The Kalispell City Council work sessions on the Growth Policy are held at the Kalispell City Hall Main Floor Conference Room, 201 1st Avenue East, Kalispell, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The next work session is as follows:

Work Session Agenda 4/5/16

Growth Policy Update - City Council's Working Draft - Updated 4/5/16

February 23, 2016 Work Session Edits

Core & Rail Development Website Link


2015 Construction, Subdivision and Annexation Report


We encourage your input on the Kalispell Downtown planning efforts. You may send your questions, suggestions or comments to the following link:


Planning Department Overview

The Planning Department provides professional planning assistance to the city and serves the public interest by providing a forum for open dialogue, identification of issues and goals, creative problem solving, plan development, and implementation. We work to educate, coordinate and facilitate strategies that protect and maintain property values, public investment, built and natural environment, and the quality of life.

The Planning Department is responsible for the administration of several programs including:

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