Come Home to Westside Woods
A Safe and Responsible Community Development
New Public Trails
*City of Helena Recommends Approval of Westside Woods
April 10th, 2023
It’s been nearly 20 years since a major housing development
was approved inside the Helena City Limits
Home prices have drastically increased due to the low inventory of available housing in Helena, debilitating businesses and limiting job expansion or creation. Availability of housing within the City of Helena has pushed new growth outside the city limits, cutting tax revenue needed for infrastructure modernization and repair. These combined obstacles limit our community, improvements, schools, and quality of life in Helena.
Nestled in the heart of the Westside city limits, Helena’s newest neighborhood will provide the housing needed for a variety of income levels.
Westside Woods meets the City of Helena’s Growth Policy.
It incorporates all current City Standards and Subdivision Regulations.
This project has been one of the most vetted projects in the history of Helena.
Although the land is currently in Lewis and Clark County, Sussex believes it is more responsible, safer, and sustainable to annex Westside Woods into the City of Helena. Development within the city will require Sussex Construction to install services such as water, sewer, streets, curbs, fire hydrants, street lights, boulevards, and sidewalks that meet (and sometimes exceed) city requirements. This will make the new and surrounding neighborhoods safer and easier for the city to maintain; it will also help boost the city’s tax base.
Furthermore, Sussex is working with the City of Helena and the School District to improve the existing infrastructure outside of the Westside Woods area by helping to add the desperately needed road improvements, boulevard sidewalks, and traffic calming to increase the safety of the neighborhood and especially for the children walking to and from the nearby schools.
Come Home to Helena’s Westside Woods!
Locally owned and operated, Sussex Construction presents the proposal for Westside Woods, an exciting new neighborhood on the West Side of Helena. The 59-acre parcel of Westside Woods will offer a mixed variety of housing with 92 single-family residential lots, 3 multi-family lots with 80 condos, and 5 open-space lots (totaling over 13 acres). There will be improved trails connecting through, between, and up to Le Grande Cannon Boulevard and the city trail and park system. The open spaces will be fire- and weed-mitigated and are designed to provide pocket parks between homes.
The single-family lots will range from smaller, more affordable ones on the north end to larger ones on the south end, all offering various views and topography. The condo units will feature elegantly designed duplexes and fourplexes scattered throughout the subdivision. The goal is to provide a range of home sizes and prices to cater to various income levels.
Apart from the necessary housing opportunities Westside Woods will bring, this subdivision will also bring much-needed neighborhood improvements, such as paved roads, boulevard sidewalks, improved crosswalks by Kessler School, and provide numerous jobs to our local economy. It will also generate tax revenue for the city, maintain open space, improve the trail and park access, and offer safer and more accessible housing within the City of Helena.
Westside Woods will offer breathtaking 360-degree views of the Sleeping Giant, North Hills, and Mount Helena. You will be within walking distance of schools, Spring Meadow Lake, and FWP Montana Wild. Likewise, Downtown Helena, Broadwater Hot Springs, shopping, breweries, and so much more are just minutes away by car.
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Support the Helena economy by saying “YES” to Westside Woods and let the City Commissioners know how much our community needs responsible growth!
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