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  • Public Forum: Fire Station #3 Storage Building

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    UPDATE: On May 26th, 2021 the Public Forum took place and was concluded. This case is now closed for comment.


    PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

    Missoula City Fire Department requested a public forum regarding an exemption from allowed uses in the R5.4 Residential zoning district and the general site landscaping standards at Fire Station #3 located at 1501 39th Street. The proposal includes the construction of a new 3,200 square foot storage building on the western side of the property. Fire Stations are classified in Title 20 as safety services.

    The requested exemption is from Title 20, Table 20.05-1 which does not list safety services as a permitted use in the R5.4 Residential zoning district. Construction of the new storage building is considered an expansion of the legal non-conforming use.

    In order to construct the storage building, two (2) on-site trees will be removed. Removal of the trees may bring the parcel out of compliance with Title 20, Section 20.65.020.B.3 which requires six (6) trees on the parcel. Based on aerial imagery, there appears to be at total of eight (8) trees located on the parcel. Following the removal of two (2) trees, six (6) trees would remain which meet would Title 20 requirements. However, these trees may be located within the right-of-way. If the trees are located within the right-of-way they will not count towards the general site landscaping requirements and the landscaping will no longer comply with zoning. There has not been a site survey to confirm the locations of the trees in relation to the property line.

    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 public agency in this case is the City Fire Department. 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/56468/Application_Public-Forum_1425-39th-St_Fire-Storage-Station


    PROJECT TIMELINE:

    The hearing date is scheduled for May 26th, 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 by City Council 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 May 18th, 2021 to be included in the staff report provided to the Board of Adjustment. Your comments may be considered by Missoula City Fire Department when moving forward with their proposal.


    PROJECT PLANNER:

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

  • 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: DeSmet School Dynamic Display Sign

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    UPDATE: On March 24th, 2021 the Public Forum took place and was concluded. This case is now closed for comment.


    PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

    DeSmet School, located at 6355 Padre Lane, has requested a public forum for an exemption from the zoning requirements regarding dynamic display signs. DeSmet School District is proposing to install a dynamic display ground sign. The proposed dynamic display is not permitted in this zoning district and will exceed the permitted dynamic display area relative to the area of the proposed sign.

    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, DeSmet School District is the public agency proposing to use public land contrary to the zoning regulations which prohibit a dynamic display at this location. The Board of Adjustment does not have the power to deny or condition the approval of the project. The proposal 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: http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/DocumentCenter/View/55862/DeSmet-BOA-Application-Packet


    PROJECT TIMELINE:

    The hearing date is scheduled for March 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 March 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 project planner is Spencer Starke. He can be reached at 406-552-6671, or starkes@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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Public Forum: Rose Park and Westside Park Bathroom Enclosures

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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