2019 Zoning Regulation Revisions

The Cascade County Planning Division is proposing substantial revisions to the current Cascade County Zoning Regulations. The Planning Division held several public hearings with the Cascade County Planning Board concerning the proposed revisions. These meeting times and dates are provided below in the "Public Hearing Process" section. At the June 12th, 2019 Planning Board meeting, the Cascade County Planning Board unanimously voted to close the public hearing on the proposed revisions and accept written comments until June 20th, 2019. Public comments on the proposed zoning regulation revisions must be received by the end of the day on June 20th for consideration by the Planning Board.

Written comments (please provide your name and address along with your comments, anonymous comments may not be considered) for Planning Board consideration will be accepted up to June 20th, 2019. Written comments can be submitted at the planning office; by U.S. Mail to 121 4th St N, STE 2H/I, Great Falls, MT 59401, by email at planningcomments@cascadecountymt.gov, or fax at (406)454-6919. If you are submitting comments, please fill out this form or include it with your materials. If submitting comments in a digital format please provide tje document(s) in PDF format.

Supporting materials can be found on the Planning Board's regular page here and at the section at the bottom of this page. The proposed regulations can be found below, and are available to be viewed at the Cascade County Clerk and Recorder Office (121 4th St N #1B-1, Great Falls, MT 59401) the Cascade County Commissioner's Office (325 2nd Ave N, Great Falls, MT 59401) and the Great Falls Public Library (301 2nd Ave N, Great Falls, MT 59401) in addition to the Planning Division's office (121 4th St N, STE 2H/I, Great Falls, MT 59401).

Proposed Regulations with Tracked Changes

Proposed Regulations (Clean Version)

 


Public Hearing Process

The Cascade County Planning Division will be providing the following opportunities for oral public comment on the proposed zoning regulation and zoning map revisions:

  1. 1st Cascade County Planning Board public hearing
    • When: February 19th, 2019 at 9:00AM
    • Where: Room 105 in the Cascade County Courthouse Annex located at 325 2nd Ave North Great Falls, MT.
    • What: This public hearing before the Cascade County Planning Board involved no decision making and instead provided a public forum for the public to be heard concerning the proposed revisions to the Cascade County Zoning Regulations and map revisions.
  2. 2nd Cascade County Planning Board public hearing
    • When: March 26, 2019 at 4:30 PM
    • Where: Family Living Center of the Montana Expo Park located at 400 3rd St NW, Great Falls, MT 59404
    • What: This public hearing before the Cascade County Planning Board will be an opportunity for the public to be heard concerning the proposed revisions to the Cascade County Zoning Regulations and map revisions. This meeting may involve a recommendation to the Commission by the Planning Board on the proposed revisions.
  3. 3rd Cascade County Planning Board public hearing
    • When: June 12, 2019 at 5:30 PM
    • Where: Family Living Center of the Montana Expo Park located at 400 3rd St NW, Great Falls, MT 59404
    • What: This public hearing before the Cascade County Planning Board will be an opportunity for the public to be heard concerning the proposed revisions to the Cascade County Zoning Regulations and map revisions. This meeting may involve a recommendation to the Commission by the Planning Board on the proposed revisions.
  4. Cascade County Plannig Board meeting
    • When: TBD
    • Where: TBD
    • What: TBD
  5. Cascade County Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing
    • When: TBD, after the 45 day notice and comment period pursuant to Montana Code Annotated (MCA) §76-2-205 (anticipated to be in April or May 2019).
    • Where: TBD.
    • What: Public hearing before the Board and may involve adoption of the proposal of the Planning Board.

For full details concerning the adoption process and public notification requirements refer to MCA §76-2-205 and §14 of the Cascade County Zoning Regulations.


Public Information Request

Cascade County has received multiple public information requests for documents associated with the proposed zoning text and map revisions. The three PDF files below are provided to the public for review in response to these requests.


Staff Materials and Public Comments

The following is a list of materials provided by Planning Division staff from the February 19, 2019 meeting, as well as a collection of public comments received regarding the revisions. These materials can be found on the Planning Board's page in addition to routine items heard before that Board. The list of public comments will continue to be updated as they are received by the Planning Division.

Staff Materials from February 19, 2019 Meeting

Public Comments

Staff Materials for March 26, 2019 Meeting

Staff Materials for June 12, 2019 Meeting