Kalispell Core & Rail Redevelopment


406.257.7711 | Kalispell, MT


The Kalispell Core & Rail Redevelopment project is the result of five years of strategizing and partnership between the City of Kalispell and the Flathead County Economic Authority (FCEDA). Kalispell residents will enjoy entertainment, green space, increased walkability and safety in Kalispell’s Core Area; encouraging a larger retail presence at the heart of town. The Plan includes housing options suited to people of all income levels and stages of life. All of this designed to make the Kalispell Core a place for people and business alike to flourish.

Though rail will be removed from the center of Kalispell, the Flathead will gain the opportunity to build a hub of commerce around rail. Glacier Rail Park offers rail access options for all rail-served businesses. The Kalispell Core & Rail Redevelopment sets the stage for opportunity and development in the heart of Flathead County. From manufacturers and developers to young professionals and retirees, this project provides the infrastructure to support investment and attract and retain workforce. It delivers the perfect blend of urban and outdoor living, making the Core Area the perfect place for community to flourish.


  • $21 million project which includes engineering; utility infrastructure; and rail, trail and road development.
  • Received $10 million federal TIGER grant funds in Fall 2015 which leveraged city, county and private investment.
  • Completion of the Glacier Rail Park in October 2018 will allow relocation of two businesses to the Park in 2019.
  • In 2019, the downtown railroad tracks will be removed and replaced by 2 miles of trail.
  • An estimated 80 – 100 jobs to be held for the future Glacier Rail Park
  • 365 acres in the Core Area, 43 acres in the Rail Park
  • Groundbreaking at the Glacier Rail Park kicked off construction in August 2017
  • 600 community members contributed input during the “Deep Dive” public involvement and design process in June 2018.
  • 5 to 10 acre lots zoned as “heavy industrial” are available to interested businesses in the Glacier Rail Park, fully served with all utilities and are ready to be built to suit.

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