The Missoula Midtown Association and community partners have identified the need for cohesion around a vision for changes happening in Midtown. In 2022 and 2023, the Association is working with ECONorthwest’s project team and residents to create an infrastructure, development, and placemaking master plan based on public input and research on existing conditions. The plan will describe a vision that reflects Midtown’s values—including the values of those who live, work in, and use Midtown—and reinforce the unique character, culture, and economic activity of the area.
Identified through a previous process by the Missoula Midtown Association, the goals for this project are to:
Provide a voice for the people who live in, work in, and utilize Midtown
Promote equitable development
Promote a sense of belonging
Create predictability for private investment
Leverage local dollars to attract Federal infrastructure funding
Build on existing planning initiatives for Midtown
Project Area Map
Process + Timeline
Creating the Midtown Master Plan is a 10 to 12-month process.
Once completed, the plan will inform decisions in the area for decades.
HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF MIDTOWN.
The project team plans to send various communication such as email updates and provide several opportunities for the community to be involved and provide input on the master plan process.
Help shape the vision for Midtown!
For the last few weeks, the project team has been talking with community members, city leaders, and partners virtually and in person. To solicit feedback from community members, the project team held a visioning workshop on September 27 and collected comments and ideas. The visioning workshop was composed of different stations covering topics related to live and work (housing and commercial uses), uses and destinations, transportation and mobility, and vision for Midtown. If you missed this event or have more input to share, please take the survey below to weigh in.
Missoula Midtown Master Plan Supporters
$25,000 and up
Missoula Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
Missoula Redevelopment Agency
$10,000 – $24,999
Allegiance Benefit Plan Management
First Interstate Bank
First Security Bank
Jackson Contractor Group, Inc.
Missoula County Fairgrounds
Missoula TBID/Destination Missoula
$5,000 – $9,999
Clear Water Credit Union
Missoula Urban Transportation District (Mountain Line)
University of Montana
$1,000 – $4,999
Alpha Graphics Missoula
BlueLine Development, Inc
Farmers State Bank
IMEG (formerly Territorial Landworks)
Glacier Ice Rink
The Foster Group
Patrick J. Lawler
Missoula Association of REALTORS
$250 – $999
Berkshire Hathaway Montana Properties
0S2 Office Solutions & Services
Trail Head River Sports
Trempers Shopping Center
Big Dipper Ice Cream
Ahead by 11
Brooks Street Corridor
The Bus Rapid Transit Study for the Brooks Corridor is being managed by the Missoula Redevelopment Agency (MRA). The City of Missoula is expected to receive a RAISE Grant from the Federal government and will continue to examine in-depth what is required to make BRT successful on Brooks Street.
Code Reform Project
The City of Missoula is beginning the planning process for overhauling its building and zoning codes. This project will be guided by the Missoula Growth Policy, which the City is currently working on updating.