Four years ago, when local officials came to the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon to talk about the efforts to remove the train tracks and redevelop the community’s core, the presentation had to be delayed.
It was delayed, because a half-mile long freight train was gumming up traffic in downtown Kalispell.
On June 21, local officials returned with an update on the effort that has made strides in recent months since receiving a $10 million TIGER grant from the federal government. During the chamber luncheon, local officials laid out a timeline for when construction of the rail park and downtown trail would begin. Officials with the Kalispell Center Mall also announced that Herberger’s would be doubling in size to 80,000 square feet.
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