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More affordable housing units coming to downtown Columbia Falls

Posted at 5:30 PM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 19:44:43-04

COLUMBIA FALLS – Columbia Falls is adding six workforce housing units to draw more to their growing downtown area.

Columbia Falls City Manager Susan Nicosia tells MTN the development will have 36 units per-building with a mix of studio, as well as one and two-bedroom apartments.

The first two of six buildings will be complete by this August. The development will come complete with a dog park and a communal green. Rent will range from $600 to $900 a month.

City Manager Susan Nicosia says housing is desperately needed in Columbia Falls. This new apartment development is in walking distance from schools and the downtown, and Nicosia tells MTN this new development fits perfectly into the city’s beautification plan.

“It’ll look like an entrance to the community and the Hungry Horse News partnered with the high school and they’re going to be painting a Glacier mural on the concrete wall across the road from that. So, it’ll just beautify that whole area,” Nicosia said.

The new apartments are located off of 3rd Street E. and Highway 2 in Columbia Falls. As of right now, traffic patterns have already been studied, and make no impact to highway traffic.

Columbia Falls courtesy photo.