On December 4, 2017, the City Council of Whitefish, Montana approved a project to revitalize a former timber plant.
They gave the go-ahead for a mixed-use plan that includes a new hotel, microbrewery, restaurant, and artisan businesses on the derelict site.
In doing so, they paved the way for a project that’s been more than two years in the making, and will convert a languishing industrial site into a vibrant and unique commercial hub.
The project will redevelop a prominent section of land along the head of the Whitefish River that has sat vacant since 2009, when Idaho Timber of Montana shuttered the plant that had operated since 1979.
Developer Casey Malmquist and his investment partners sought approval of a conditional use permit for the 14-acre mixed-use project that he said would spur creative development intended to help complement and revitalize downtown Whitefish.