Helena identifies deficiencies with Westside Woods subdivision application

Nolan Lister

The preliminary plat for a proposed subdivision on Westside Helena has been deemed to be insufficient, requiring the developer to address numerous deficiencies before the project can move forward. 

Sussex Construction Inc. resubmitted its application for the 59-acre, 179-unit Westside Woods subdivision on Sept. 16. The developer’s first application fell through when the Helena City Commission on Jan. 24 denied variance requests pertaining to block lengths within the proposed neighborhood, necessitating a redesign and re-application.

In a letter sent Monday to the developer, the city’s Community Development Director Chris Brink stated “you are being provided notification that the preliminary plat application has been deemed insufficient for review at this time.”

Brink said in an interview Wednesday afternoon that there is no deadline for Sussex to respond. He said this type of back-and-forth is common for major development projects.

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In an interview Wednesday, Bartsch said this demonstrates the plan is being properly reviewed and that his company plans to continue working with city staff.

“We feel this is a positive step,” he said. “We wouldn’t want to go to the city commission without the project being fully

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