Development Applications

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The City of Missoula receives numerous development applications each year. Application review processes often include the opportunity for public comment. Public bodies like the Missoula City Council, Missoula City-County Consolidated Planning Board, City Board of Adjustment, and City Design Review Board encourage public comment as a way to better understand aspects of the development project, potential impacts, and ways the impacts might be mitigated.

This page is a central place to view submissions and provide comments on current development applications. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions on the sidebar for general information on how, why, and when development applications allow for public comment. You can click on the Development Applications by Hearing Type tab to search for specific types of development applications in the list of specific projects.

Listed below are development applications for specific projects currently under review by the City of Missoula. Each project description includes a project name, brief description, links to application materials, comment deadline, and the name of the project planner assigned to the project review. You can submit comment directly in the space available in the project description. (NOTE: You must be registered with Engage Missoula in order to do so). You can also contact the project planner directly to make comment, or to request more information.

Remember to visit this page to stay updated on the progress of development applications.

The City of Missoula receives numerous development applications each year. Application review processes often include the opportunity for public comment. Public bodies like the Missoula City Council, Missoula City-County Consolidated Planning Board, City Board of Adjustment, and City Design Review Board encourage public comment as a way to better understand aspects of the development project, potential impacts, and ways the impacts might be mitigated.

This page is a central place to view submissions and provide comments on current development applications. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions on the sidebar for general information on how, why, and when development applications allow for public comment. You can click on the Development Applications by Hearing Type tab to search for specific types of development applications in the list of specific projects.

Listed below are development applications for specific projects currently under review by the City of Missoula. Each project description includes a project name, brief description, links to application materials, comment deadline, and the name of the project planner assigned to the project review. You can submit comment directly in the space available in the project description. (NOTE: You must be registered with Engage Missoula in order to do so). You can also contact the project planner directly to make comment, or to request more information.

Remember to visit this page to stay updated on the progress of development applications.

  • Rezoning: Defoe and Burton Street

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    11 Feb 2021
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    PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    An application is under review to rezone the subject properties located at 1315, 1319, 1321, 1321 ½, 1323, 1325, and 1327 Defoe Street, 1127 and 1131 Shakespeare Street, and 1120 Burton Street legally described as Lots 1-10 in Block 61 of the School Addition, located in Section 16, Township 13 North, Range 19 West, P.M.M. from RT2.7 Residential to B1-1 Neighborhood Commercial. This rezone would result in a standard zoning district in Title 20 and may not be conditioned.

    The applicant makes this request in anticipation of twenty-four (24) new residential dwelling units.

    PROJECT APPLICATION LINKS

    The application packet can be viewed here: https://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/DocumentCenter/View/55459/Application-Defoe-Shakespeare-Burton

    PROJECT TIMELINE

    The Planning Board public hearing is scheduled for March 16th, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

    The Land Use and Planning Committee informational meeting is scheduled for March 31st, 2021 (time TBD)

    The City Council public hearing is scheduled for April 5th, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

    All meetings will be held via Zoom, with more information to be posted here: https://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/1149/AgendasWebcastsMinutes

    PROJECT COMMENT DEADLINE

    Public comment will be taken by City Council until the public hearings are closed. Comments can be submitted through Engage Missoula, via email to the planner noted below, by mailing in a letter to the City of Missoula office at 435 Ryman Street, Missoula, MT 59802, or during the public meeting. Provide your comment by March 5th, 2021, to be included in the staff report provided to the Planning Board. Your comments may be considered by the Planning Board and City Council in their decision to approve or deny this request.

    PROJECT PLANNER

    The project planner is Alex Eidam. She can be reached at 552-3437, or eidama@ci.missoula.mt.us.

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  • Public Forum: Missoula County Elections Center

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    05 Feb 2021
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    PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

    Missoula County has requested a public forum for an exemption from the zoning requirements of the Design Excellence Overlay at 140 N. Russell Street. The exemptions pertain to build-to-width requirements, parking lot setback and placement, and landscaping design. The proposal includes the modification of an existing parking lot and the addition of new parking on the property. The site contains two existing buildings that house the Missoula County Elections Center.

    The City of Missoula Board of Adjustment is authorized by state law to hold a public hearing, known as a public forum, when a public agency proposes to use public land contrary to the local zoning regulations. In this case, Missoula County is proposing to use land differently than City zoning regulations require. The Board of Adjustment does not have the power to deny or condition the approval of the project. The proposed use is permitted regardless of the outcome of the hearing. However, we invite you to submit public comment stating your opinion on the proposal.


    PROJECT APPLICATION LINKS:

    The application packet can be viewed here: https://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/DocumentCenter/View/55488/Application_Missoula-Elections-Center-Public-Forum


    PROJECT TIMELINE:

    The public forum will be held by the Board of Adjustment on February 24th, 2021 at 6:00 PM. This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. For more information on how to attend a virtual meeting, visit: https://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/1149/AgendasWebcastsMinutes


    PROJECT COMMENT DEADLINE:

    Public comment will be taken until the public hearing is closed. Provide your comment by February 16th, 2021 to be included in the staff report provided to the Board of Adjustment. You may submit comment by email, phone, in the comments section below, or at the public hearing.


    PROJECT PLANNER:

    The case planner is Emily Gluckin. She can be reached at 406-552-3091, or gluckine@ci.missoula.mt.us.


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  • Annexation and Zoning Upon Annexation: Miramonte, Parcel 1A of COS 6689

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    19 Jan 2021
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    PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

    An application is under review for an annexation and zoning upon annexation of C2-2 Community Commercial for 5.01 acres of land located at the southeastern corner of the intersection of MT Highway 10 / West Broadway and Mary Jane Boulevard. The property is legally described as Parcel 1A of COS 6689 located in Section 7, Township 13 North, Range 19 West, P.M.M. If approved, this project would move the property from the County into the City. The applicant proposes to develop the site as four parcels with one mixed use building and 142 dwelling units across 21 buildings (6 to 8 dwelling units/building). The existing Missoula Counting zoning of the subject property is C-C2 General Commercial and C-A3 Agricultural/Residential (1 dwelling unit per 5 acres).

    PROJECT APPLICATION LINKS:

    The application packet can be viewed here: https://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/1638/Private-Development-Projects

    PROJECT TIMELINE:

    City Council: February 1st, 2021 at 6:00 pm – City Council consent agenda/Council refers item to LUP Committee

    Land Use & Planning Committee: February 10th, 2021 (Time TBD) – Informational meeting

    City Council: February 22nd, 2021 at 6:00 pm – City Council public hearing

    City Council: March 1st, 2021 at 6:00 pm – City Council final consideration

    All meetings will be held virtually via Zoom, with more information posted here:

    https://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/1149/AgendasWebcastsMinutes

    PROJECT COMMENT DEADLINE:

    Public comment will be accepted at any time but is requested by February 5th so it may be distributed to the Land Use & Planning Committee with the staff report.

    PROJECT PLANNER:

    The project planner is Dave DeGrandpre. He can be reached at (406) 529-0709, or degrandpred@ci.missoula.mt.us.

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  • Board of Adjustment: Setback Variance for 225 Hasting Avenue

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    11 Dec 2020
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    UPDATE: On December 2, 2020 City Council approved the variance. This case is now closed for comment.


    PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

    The owners of 225 Hasting Avenue have requested a variance from the setback requirements of the R5.4 Residential zoning district. The setbacks for this zoning district are as follows: 20-foot front and rear setback, and a 7.5 foot or 1/3 the building height for the two interior side setbacks. The applicant has requested a variance from the side interior setback on the east side of the structure as part of a project to remodel the main residence and construct a new attached garage with access off of Hasting Avenue. The addition is proposed to sit closer to the property line than allowed in this zoning district.


    PROJECT APPLICATION LINKS:

    The application packet can be viewed here: http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/1638/Private-Development-Projects


    PROJECT TIMELINE:

    The public forum will be held by the Board of Adjustment on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 at 6:00 pm.

    All meetings will be held virtually via Zoom, with more information posted here:

    https://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/1149/AgendasWebcastsMinutes


    PROJECT COMMENT DEADLINE:

    The final deadline to receive public comment is November 25th, 2020 for Engage Missoula. After November 25th email comments to eidama@ci.missoula.mt.us.


    PROJECT PLANNER:

    The project planner is Alex Eidam. She can be reached at 406-552-3437 or eidama@ci.missoula.mt.us.

  • Public Forum: Sentinel High School Dynamic Display Sign

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    11 Dec 2020
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    UPDATE: On October 28th, 2020 the Public Forum took place and was concluded. This case is now closed for comment.


    PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

    Sentinel High School is a public agency and has requested a public forum regarding an exemption to the ground sign and dynamic display sign requirements for the property located at 915 South Avenue. This property is located in the OP3 Public Lands and Institutional zoning district, and dynamic display signs are not permitted in the OP3 zoning district. There is an existing legally permitted non-conforming dynamic display sign, which the applicant is proposing to replace and expand. The City of Missoula Board of Adjustment is authorized to hold a public hearing when an agency proposes to develop or use public land contrary to the zoning regulations. The Board of Adjustment shall have no power to deny or condition the proposed development. The proposal will be permitted regardless of the outcome of the public hearing. However, public comment on this project is appreciated.


    PROJECT APPLICATION LINKS:

    The application packet can be viewed here: http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/1638/Private-Development-Projects


    PROJECT TIMELINE:

    The public forum will be held by the Board of Adjustment on Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 at 6:00 pm.

    All meetings will be held virtually via Zoom. For more information on how to attend a virtual meeting, visit:

    https://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/1149/AgendasWebcastsMinutes


    PROJECT COMMENT DEADLINE:

    The final deadline to receive public comment is October 20th, 2020 for Engage Missoula. After October 20th, email comments to eidama@ci.missoula.mt.us.


    PROJECT PLANNER:

    The project planner is Alex Eidam. She can be reached at 406-552-3437 or eidama@ci.missoula.mt.us.


  • Conditional Use for Townhome Exemption Development: Hellgate Village East

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    11 Dec 2020
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    UPDATE: On November 23rd, 2020 City Council approved this request with conditions. This case is now closed for comment.


    PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

    A conditional use application is under review for a forty-three (43) dwelling unit Townhome Exemption Development (TED). The subject property is located south of the Pleasant View Homes #3 Subdivision near Hellgate Elementary School. If approved, the applicant will create 43 townhome ownership units, each containing one dwelling unit. City Council may vote to approve, approve with conditions, or deny the conditional use request.

    The applicant began the planning process with Development Services under Ordinance #3609. This is not the current TED Ordinance. The City Attorney’s Office issued a letter stating that Ordinance #3609 will apply to this project. The subject property is zoned B2-1 Community Business. Per Title 20, Section 20.05.040 Figure 20.05-7 under Ordinance #3609, Townhome Exemption Developments of ten or more units in the B2-1 zoning district require conditional use approval in accordance with the provisions of Title 20, Section 20.85.070.

    Review criteria for conditional uses can be found in Section 20.85.070.H of the Missoula Title 20 Zoning Code.


    PROJECT APPLICATION LINKS:

    The application packet can be viewed here: https://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/1638/Private-Development-Projects


    PROJECT TIMELINE:

    Land Use & Planning Committee: November 4th, 2020 (time TBD) – Pre-public hearing informational item

    City Council: November 9th, 2020 at 6:00 pm – Public hearing to vote on item

    All meetings will be held virtually via Zoom. You can view the meeting agendas and find out how to participate on our meeting portal.


    PROJECT COMMENT DEADLINE:

    Public comment will be accepted until the public hearing on November 9th. If you would like your comment to be included with the staff report, please submit public comment by Wednesday, October 28th.


    PROJECT PLANNER:

    The project planner is Cassie Tripard. She can be reached at 406-552-3282 or TripardC@ci.missoula.mt.us

  • Public Forum: University of Montana Parking Lot Expansion

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    UPDATE: On September 23rd, 2020 the Public Forum took place and was concluded. This case is now closed for comment.


    PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

    The University of Montana has requested a public forum regarding an exemption from the zoning requirements for non-accessory parking lots in a residential district. The proposal includes the expansion of an existing parking lot on to the property located at 907 E. Beckwith Ave. Parking for a non-residential use is not permitted on parcels zoned for residential uses.

    The City of Missoula Board of Adjustment is authorized by state law to hold a public hearing, known as a public forum, when a public agency proposes to use public land contrary to the local zoning regulations. The Board of Adjustment does not have the power to deny or condition the approval of the project. The proposed use is permitted regardless of the outcome of the hearing. However, public comment is greatly appreciated.


    PROJECT APPLICATION LINKS:

    The application packet can be viewed here: https://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/DocumentCenter/View/53899/UM_Public-Forum_Application?bidId=


    PROJECT TIMELINE:

    The hearing date is scheduled for September 23rd at 6:00 PM. This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. For more information on how to attend a virtual meeting, visit: https://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/1149/AgendasWebcastsMinutes


    PUBLIC COMMENT DEADLINE:

    Public comment will be taken until the public hearing is closed. Provide your comment by September 15th to be included in the staff report provided to the Board of Adjustment.


    PROJECT PLANNER:

    The project planner is Emily Gluckin. She can be reached at 406-552-3091, or gluckin@ci.missoula.mt.us.

  • Conditional Use for Casino & Tavern: 2275 N Reserve Street

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    06 Nov 2020
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    UPDATE: On September 28th City Council approved this request with conditions. This case is now closed for comment.


    PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

    An application is under review for a casino and tavern conditional use at 2275 N Reserve Street. If approved, the applicant will remodel the existing building to accommodate a casino, restaurant, and tavern (bar). City Council may vote to approve, approve with conditions, or deny the request for the casino and tavern uses.


    PROJECT APPLICATION LINKS:

    The application packet can be viewed here: https://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/1638/Private-Development-Projects


    PROJECT TIMELINE:

    City Council: September 14th, 2020 at 6:00 pm – Council refers item to LUP Committee

    Land Use & Planning Committee: September 16th, 2020 time TBD – Pre-public hearing info item

    City Council: September 21st, 2020 at 6:00 pm – Public hearing to vote on item


    All meetings will be held virtually via Zoom. You can view the meeting agendas and find out how to participate on our meeting portal.


    PROJECT COMMENT DEADLINE:

    The final deadline to receive public comment is September 7th, 2020 for Engage Missoula. After September 8th, email comments to TripardC@ci.missoula.mt.us.


    PROJECT PLANNER:

    The project planner is Cassie Tripard. She can be reached at 406-552-3282 or TripardC@ci.missoula.mt.us

  • Annexation & Zoning Upon Annexation: Mullan Crossing, 3720 & 3770 Mullan Road

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    06 Nov 2020
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    UPDATE: On September 21, 2020 City Council adopted the resolution to annex this property with conditions. This case is now closed for comment.


    PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

    An application is under review for annexation and rezoning of 0.79 acres of 3770 Mullan Road and 3.5 acres of 3720 Mullan Road. If approved, this project would move the property from the County into the City and allow for the construction of commercial buildings and apartments. The existing Missoula County zoning of 3770 Mullan Road is C-RR3 Residential. The existing Missoula County zoning of 3720 Mullan Road is C-C2 General Commercial. The proposed City of Missoula zoning for both parcels is C1-3 Neighborhood Commercial.


    PROJECT APPLICATION LINKS:

    The application packet can be viewed here: https://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/1638/Private-Development-Projects


    PROJECT TIMELINE:

    City Council: August 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm – Council refers item to LUP Committee

    Land Use & Planning Committee: August 19, 2020 time TBD – Action item to approve the Resolution of Intent to Annex

    City Council: August 24, 2020 at 6:00 pm – Consent Agenda on Resolution of Intent

    City Council: September 14th, 2020 at 6:00 pm – Public hearing to approve resolution of intent


    All meetings will be held virtually via Zoom, with more information posted here:

    https://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/1149/AgendasWebcastsMinutes


    PROJECT COMMENT DEADLINE:

    Public comment will be accepted at any time but is requested by August 12th so it may be distributed to the Land Use & Planning Committee with the staff report.


    PROJECT PLANNER:

    The project planner is Cassie Tripard. She can be reached at 406-552-3282 or TripardC@ci.missoula.mt.us

  • Public Forum: Rose Park and Westside Park Bathroom Enclosures

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    06 Nov 2020
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    UPDATE: On August 27th, 2020 the Public Forum took place and was concluded. This case is now closed for comment.


    PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

    The City of Missoula Parks and Recreation has requested a public forum regarding an exemption to zoning setbacks for new bathroom enclosures at Rose Park and Westside Park. The new bathroom enclosures will be placed within the 20 foot front setback of each park, near the street. The City of Missoula Board of Adjustment is authorized to hold a public hearing when an agency proposes to develop or use public land contrary to the zoning regulations. The Board of Adjustment shall have no power to deny or condition the proposed development. Public comment on this project is appreciated.


    PROJECT APPLICATION LINKS:

    The application packet can be viewed here: https://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/1638/Private-Development-Projects


    PROJECT TIMELINE:

    The public forum will be held by the Board of Adjustment on Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 at 6:00 pm.

    All meetings will be held virtually via Zoom, with more information posted here:

    https://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/1149/AgendasWebcastsMinutes


    PROJECT COMMENT DEADLINE:

    The final deadline to receive public comment is August 17th, 2020 for Engage Missoula. After August 17th email comments to TipardC@ci.missoula.mt.us


    PROJECT PLANNER:

    The project planner is Cassie Tripard. She can be reached at 406-552-3282 or TripardC@ci.missoula.mt.us