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Project Overview

Project Overview

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 Map

Project Area Map

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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


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.  


Opportunities + Challenges

The Opportunities and Challenges report highlights key opportunities and challenges for facilitating more housing, employment, and transportation options. This document summarizes:

  • Who lives and works in Midtown

  • Current land uses and constraints

  • The urban form and character that defines Midtown

  • Market conditions and development opportunities in Midtown

  • Infrastructure needs, including deficiencies in transportation infrastructure and public utilities

  • Opportunities and obstacles to development in the area


Opportunities and Challenges Report


Opportunities + Constraints Report Appendices

Upcoming Events


After gathering robust public input and research, Missoula Midtown Association, ECONorthwest and community partners have developed plan alternatives for a cohesive vision of Midtown. Please join us for a public workshop to learn more about the plan drafts and provide feedback to the planning team.


Join us for a Public Workshop

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | Missoula Fairgrounds, Floriculture Building #15

Free child care provided at the YMCA drop-in child care center next door.

Advance reservation required by emailing

The workshop includes a short presentation of the draft plan followed by table discussions & visioning work. Please plan to join us beginning at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.


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
Southgate Mall

$5,000 – $9,999
Clear Water Credit Union
Missoula Urban Transportation District (Mountain Line)
Stockman Bank
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
Mann Mortgage
Missoula Association of REALTORS
Sterling CRE
WGM Group
Woodbury Corporation


$250 – $999
Anderson ZurMuehlen
Berkshire Hathaway Montana Properties
Flanagan Motors
The Missoulian
0S2 Office Solutions & Services
Trail Head River Sports
TrailWest Bank
Trempers Shopping Center
Big Dipper Ice Cream
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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.  

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