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County Planning Board Unanimously Strikes Down Rolling Acres Development

November 4, 2020

A month after McGarvey Law, through attorneys Roger Sullivan and Dustin Leftridge, helped lead a group of Flathead Valley Residents in challenging a large Kalispell subdivision, the Flathead County Planning Board denied to recommend the development.

The development, Rolling Acres, would have taken up 114 acres on the outskirts of Kalispell. The developers submitted an incomplete application that left out valuable information on how they planned to follow state law outlining best practice for wells, and water and septic facilities. The subdivision would have endangered wildlife in the area, disrupted important nesting and foraging habitat, and risked contamination of two neighboring conservation easements.

On September 9th, Sullivan explained,

“this application is legally insufficient, scientifically inaccurate, and we have proven to a fact that this application tonight should be denied.”

On October 14th, the planning board unanimously agreed, in a victory for our community.

See the Flathead Beacon articles below for the work done by McGarvey Law and the Fairview Neighborhood Association:

Hundreds of Residents Comment on Rolling Acres Development


County Planning Board Unanimously Votes Against Rolling Acres Development