The last of Glacier Rail Park’s 44 acres have been sold to Northern Plastics. The industrial park with rail service is now full just three years after the first tenants began moving in. Located on the perimeter of Kalispell’s northeastern city limits, the Glacier Rail Park is located in BNSF’s Great Northern Corridor, has immediate access to U.S. Highway 2 and is 10 minutes from Glacier Park International Airport.
Working in collaboration with Flathead County Economic Development Authority and Montana West Economic Development, the City of Kalispell received a grant in 2015 to clean up the former gravel park and build infrastructure with the intention of incentivizing private investors to develop in the area. The Glacier Rail project frees up formerly industrial properties in downtown for redevelopment by relocating downtown businesses that rely on rail service to the industrial park which is served by new track. Additionally, the Parkline Trail is underway. The multiuse trail will extend through Kalispell along the old railroad tracks, which will be removed when construction begins.