Whitefish Frank Lloyd Wright
Building Threatened

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When MPA heard news that the new owner of the  Frank Lloyd Wright building in Whitefish had submitted a request to demolish Montana’s only commercial building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, we switched into high gear to get to the bottom of the situation. After multiple calls and emails to the owner, the City of Whitefish Planning Office, and the Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy, we were relieved when owner, Mick Ruis, announced plans to drop the redevelopment project that would have replaced the building with a three-story, mixed-use commercial building. 

However, as of December 6, representatives for Mr. Ruis indicated he is exploring all options for the building including demolition, moving the building, or sale of the property.