Planning Board Endorses Whitefish Hotel Proposals

The Whitefish Planning Board recently voted in support of two separate proposals to build new hotels in the city, one on a prominent lot downtown and the other off U.S. 93 south of the core business district.

Both projects require conditional-use permits and approval from the Whitefish City Council to move forward, with developers of the downtown project requesting a Planned Unit Development (PUD) to build a three-story, 40-suite boutique hotel downtown at 38 Central Ave. The total building footprint would be 16,250 square feet spanning five vacant lots fronting Central Avenue and First Street, adjacent to the Craggy Range.