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  • 2015 FEMA Floodplain Proposed Updates

FEMA Map Viewer Link -A map showing proposed changes in the floodplain

FEMA Map Service Center - A link to the official FEMA map website

Summary of areas being changed

Public Notice of Pending City Council Action

Proposed Model Floodplain Ordinance

Final Summary of Map Actions - Summary of Letters of Map Change (LOMC) that will be affected when the revised FIRM become effective

Proposed revised FEMA Maps:

30029C1415J - Generally Kalispell north of Nob Hill Loop and West of Whitefish Stage Road

30029C1420J - Generally near the intersection of Rose Crossing and Whitefish Stage Road

30029C1805J - Generally Northwest Kalispell

30029C1810J - Generally Northeast Kalispell

30029C1815J - Generally Southwest Kalispell

30029C1820J - Generally Southeast Kalispell

Flood Insurance Study (FIS) Volume 1

Flood Insurance Study (FIS) Volume 2


        The Draft Plan will be published when it is available.



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



Growth Policy Update - City Council's Working Draft

Strike Draft - Growth Policy Update - Kalispell Planning Board's Recommendation

The Kalispell City Planning Board has spent the past 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 number of recommended actions.  The Growth Policy’s Future Land Use Map has remained unchanged.


  • Core Area Planning

Core Area Plan - Adopted December 17, 2012


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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