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  • Public Forum: Missoula County Fairgrounds Rocky Mountain Garden and Exploration Center

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    UPDATE: On April 28th, 2021 the Public Forum took place and was concluded. This case is now closed for comment.


    PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

    Missoula County has requested a public forum regarding an exemption from the setback requirements of the OP3 Public Lands and Institutional zoning district for the Missoula County Fairgrounds located at 1101 South Ave West. The proposal includes the construction of a new building that will house the Rocky Mountain Garden and Exploration Center. The building is proposed to be setback 6 feet from the South Ave West property line. Normally, the required front setback in the OP3 zoning district is 30 feet.

    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 the public agency proposing to use public land contrary to the zoning regulations by varying from the front setback. 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. 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/56152/Application_RMGEC-Missoula-County-Fairgrounds


    PROJECT TIMELINE:

    The hearing date is scheduled for Wednesday April 28th, 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. 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 April 20th, 2021 to be included in the staff report provided to the Board of Adjustment. Your comments may be considered by Missoula County when moving forward with their proposal for the Fair Grounds.


    PROJECT PLANNER:

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

  • Public Forum: Missoula County Elections Center

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    UPDATE: On February 25th, 2021 the Public Forum took place and was concluded. This case is now closed for comment.


    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.


  • Variance: Setbacks for 225 Hasting Avenue

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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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    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.