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 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.  


Latest News

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
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
Ahead by 11


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