Subdivision Exemption: Family Transfer of Tract 1 of Certificate of Survey 6397 (Polk Street)

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

UPDATE: On June 28th, 2021 City Council approved the subdivision exemption subject to conditions. This case is now closed for comment.


Development Services has received a family transfer subdivision exemption request from Steve Inabnit, who is the property owner and representing himself. Mr. Inabnit wishes to transfer two tracts of land that are 0.13 acres each to his son and daughter respectively. The property is located at the corner of Polk and Poplar Streets and is legally described as Tract 1 in Certificate of Survey (COS) 6397 in Section 23, Township 13 North, Range 19 West, P.M.M.

Montana State Law (MCA 76-3-207(1)(b)) authorize subdivision exemptions for divisions made outside of platted subdivisions for the purpose of a single gift or sale to each member of the landowner’s immediate family.

Article 8, Section 8-040.4.E.1(e) of the City of Missoula Subdivision Regulations states that a public hearing and approval by City Council is required for a family transfer that would permit a use of the land that is not in compliance with the Growth Policy. The property is designated as a Parks and Open Space land use in the Growth Policy. Areas with this designation are open in nature and intended for use as a public park, a common area for a group of residents, or for conservation purposes. The family transfer includes proposed residential development on each tract.


The application packet can be viewed here:


The City Council public hearing is scheduled for June 21st, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

The Land Use and Planning Committee informational meeting is scheduled for June 23rd, 2021 (time TBD)

The City Council Final Consideration meeting is scheduled for June 28th, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

All meetings will be held remotely, with more information to be posted here:


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 June 16th, 2021, to be included in the staff report provided to City Council. Your comments may be considered by City Council in their decision to approve or deny this request.


The project planner is Emily Gluckin. She can be reached at 406-552-3091, or

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