The Independent Record on Aug. 22 noted that Plan Helena, a local smart-growth advocacy group, appeared before the commission to speak on behalf of the proposed development. Mark Kelly, representing the group, said that the project will protect “visually sensitive” areas by leaving the hilltop untouched, and its back alleys for parking will make streets safer for pedestrians.
Nob Hill will provide a mix of residential and retail uses. Construction on the interchange is expected to begin next summer.
“Helena is a growing community,” says the Helena daily. “That growth obviously will require new development, and not just close to town. Demand will remain for more outlying housing. But it’s good to see developments like Nob Hill putting smart growth principles into practice.”
For more information on smart growth, e-mail Blake Smith at NAHB, or call him at 800-368-5242 x8583.
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