The City of Kalispell is kicking off the Trail & Complete Street phase of the Core + Rail TIGER project. Earlier phases involved the design and construction of the Glacier Rail Park on the eastern edge of the City. As construction of the Rail Park winds down this fall, the time is right to begin design on the Kalispell Trail, which is expected to spur redevelopment and transform Downtown Kalispell. The City will host a “Deep Dive” design event the week of June 4 - 8, to gather feedback from the community on preferred trail design concepts and complete street alignment options.
As part of the community outreach limited public railcar corridor tours will take place hourly from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm Thursday, June 7th in NARCOA historic “speeder” railcars departing from behind the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce at Depot Park. If you’d like to join a tour, act quickly as reservations are required and room is very limited. Reserve your spot at https://bigskypr.wufoo.com/forms/june-7-rail-tours/. Once you are finished with the tour we ask that you provide your feedback on trail features, alignment and overall look and feel. This is a unique opportunity to be one of the last rail passengers in Downtown Kalispell and contribute to the future vision of the trail corridor!
For safety reasons you must be 18 years or older to take the tour. Please plan for a 2-hour time commitment overall. Please let us know if there are any individual accommodations needed with the knowledge that these are 1950's vintage vehicles. Ride times are firm. If you are unable to attend please contact our office so that we can offer your seat to someone on the waiting list. If you are late your seat will be given away.
Other outreach events during this “Deep Dive” event can be found in this news blog.
or at www.facebook.com/CityofKalispell events.