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County zoning board will hold public hearing about Big Sky Cheese

Posted: 5:23 PM, Jun 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-14 19:23:59-04

The Cascade County Zoning Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing regarding Big Sky Cheese, the dairy processing facility proposed for east of Great Falls, later this month.

The meeting will be held in the Family Living Center at Montana ExpoPark on Thursday, June 27 at 5 p.m.

The board will consider Big Sky Cheese, LLC’s application for a Value-added Agricultural Commodity Processing Facility. The proposed use is located in the the agricultural zoning district at 8346 U.S. Highway 89.

Big Sky Cheese, which will principally process fresh milk supplied by local and regional dairy producers into a variety of cheese products, recently closed on a $2.271 million bridge loan package.

The facility will be constructed on property owned by Madison Food Park, the corporation that proposed building an agri-business commercial food park east/southeast of Great Falls in 2017, totaling about 3,108 acres.

A special use permit application submitted on April 25 states Big Sky Cheese plans to build a primary dairy/cheese processing building and a secondary building/shop.

Brett Doney, the president of Great Falls Development Authority, told MTN News Big Sky Cheese hopes to break ground next spring.

You can read more about the proposed facility at  Cascade County’s website .