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Whitefish City Council denies conditional use permit for controversial apartments

Posted at 8:18 AM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 16:21:32-05

WHITEFISH — The Whitefish City Council has voted unanimously to deny a conditional use permit on building two controversial apartment buildings near the new Muldown Elementary School.

The proposed project would have included two 18-unit apartment buildings and 54 additional parking spaces.

The proposal also included seven units of affordable housing under the city's new Legacy Homes Program.

Tuesday night's 6-0 council vote came two weeks after council members voted 4-1 in favor of delaying the decision until Jan. 21.

A number of Whitefish citizens voiced concerns during the Jan. 7 and Jan. 21 meetings regarding the project's closeness to local schools and stress that could be placed on the existing neighborhood.

MTN News spoke with concerned citizens and will have more on this story during the Wednesday 5:30 News