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.

  • 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.

  • Rezoning: 2103 River Road Rezone

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    UPDATE: On May 17th, 2021 City Council adopted the ordinance to rezone this property. This case is now closed for comment.


    PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

    An application is under review for rezoning of property located at 2103 River Road from RT10 Residential (two-unit / townhouse) to RT5.4 Residential (two-unit / townhouse). The property is located on the south side of River Road between North Curtis Street and Lafray Lane. It is currently developed with four residential structures. The requested RT5.4 zoning district is a standard one that applies equally to other areas of the City with the same RT5.4 zoning designation. City Council either approves or denies the rezoning request and cannot approve it subject to conditions.

    RT10 and RT5.4 allow for the same land uses, building types, property line setbacks, and building heights. The main difference between the two districts is RT10 has a minimum parcel size and minimum area per unit of 10,000 square feet, while RT5.4 has a minimum parcel size and minimum area per unit of 5,400 square feet. The RT5.4 zoning district allows for higher density than the RT10 zoning district.


    PROJECT APPLICATION LINKS:

    The application packet can be viewed here: https://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/DocumentCenter/View/56038/Application-submittal


    PROJECT TIMELINE:

    Planning Board: April 20th, 2021 at 6:00 pm – Public hearing

    City Council: April 26th, 2021 at 6:00 – Consent agenda / first reading of ordinance / set city council public hearing / refer item to Land Use and Planning Committee

    City Council: May 10th, 2021 at 6:00 pm – City Council public hearing

    Land Use and Planning Committee: May 12th, 2021 (Time TBD) – Informational meeting only

    City Council: May 17th, 2021 at 6:00 pm – Final Consideration on rezoning ordinance

    All meetings will be virtually 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 meetings. Provide your comment by Monday, April 12, 2021 to be included in the staff report provided to the Planning Board. Your comments may be considered by City Council in their decision to approve or deny this request.


    PROJECT PLANNER:

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

  • Conditional Use for Group Living: Hogan Senior Living at 234 South 6th Street West

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    UPDATE: On May 17th, 2021 City Council approved this request with conditions. This case is now closed for comment.


    PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

    An application is under review for a group living conditional use at 246 S 6th St W, 234 S 6th St W, and 228 S 6th St W in Missoula. If approved, the proposed senior group living project will consist of one building with 36 sleeping units, comprised of 13 one-bedroom units and 23 studio units with shared kitchen, dining, and living spaces. The project’s intent is to create attainable, accessible housing for seniors. The facility will apply for an age restriction of 55+ under the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 (HOPA). 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

    Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions document for this project to find out information about the conditional use process, decision making criteria, and group living.


    PROJECT TIMELINE:

    City Council: May 10th, 2021 at 6:00 pm – Public Hearing

    Land Use and Planning Committee: May 12th, 2021 (Time TBD) – Informational Meeting Only

    City Council: May 17th, 2021 at 6:00 pm – Final Consideration

    All meetings will be virtually 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 April 26th, 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, approve with conditions, or deny this request.


    PROJECT PLANNER:

    The project planner is Kaitlin McCafferty. She can be reached at (406) 552-6085, or mccaffertyk@ci.missoula.mt.us

  • Annexation & Zoning Upon Annexation: Invermere Subdivision Phase 3A

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    UPDATE: On May 24th, 2021 City Council adopted the resolution to annex this property. This case is now closed for comment.


    PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

    An application is under review for an annexation and zoning upon annexation of R20 Residential for Phase 3A of the Invermere Subdivision. The 10.73-acre property consists of 19 residential lots, approximately 38,000 square feet of parkland, and an extension of Drake Lane. The property is surrounded on all sides by City limits and residential development. It is located between Linda Vista Boulevard and Miller Creek Road. If approved, this project would move the property from the County into the City. The existing Missoula County zoning of the subject property is C-RR2 Residential which permits 2 dwelling units per acre.


    PROJECT APPLICATION LINKS:

    The application packet can be viewed here:

    Intake Form: https://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/DocumentCenter/View/56035/Annexation-Intake-Form-Invermere-Phase-3A

    Maps and Zoning: https://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/DocumentCenter/View/56036/Invermere-Phase-3A-Annexation-Maps


    PROJECT TIMELINE:

    City Council: May 3rd, 2021 at 6:00 pm – City Council Consent Agenda/ Adopt Resolution of Intent to Annex and Zone / Set City Council Public Hearing / Council refers item to Land Use and Planning Committee

    City Council: May 17th, 2021 at 6:00 pm – City Council Public Hearing

    Land Use and Planning Committee: May 19th, 2021 (Time TBD) – Informational meeting only

    City Council: May 24th, 2021 at 6:00 pm – Final Consideration on Resolution to Annex

    All meetings will be virtually 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 Monday, May 3rd, 2021 to be included in the staff report provided to City Council.


    PROJECT PLANNER:

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

  • Annexation & Zoning Upon Annexation: Birdie Court and Fox Den Court

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    UPDATE: On May 24th, 2021 City Council adopted the resolution to annex this property. This case is now closed for comment.


    PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

    An application is under review for an annexation and zoning upon annexation of Fairway View Addition Planned Unit Development for 8,517 square feet of land located at 3946 Fox Den Court. The property is legally described as Portion ‘A’ of Lots A-1, Fairway View Addition, Lots A-1 and A-2 and Lot 3, Fairway View Addition, located in the South ½ of Section 1, Township 12 North, Range 20 West, P.M.M. If approved, this project would move the property from the County into the City. The existing Missoula County zoning of the subject property is C-RR2 Residential.


    PROJECT APPLICATION LINKS:

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


    PROJECT TIMELINE:

    City Council: May 10th, 2021 at 6:00 pm – City Council Consent Agenda . Adopt Resolution of Intent to Annex and Zone / Set City Council Public Hearing / Council refers item to Land Use and Planning Committee

    City Council: May 17th, 2021 at 6:00 pm – City Council public hearing

    Land Use & Planning Committee: May 19th, 2021 time TBD – Informational meeting only

    City Council: May 24th, 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 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 Monday, May 3rd, 2021 to be included in the staff report provided to City Council.


    PROJECT PLANNER:

    The project planner is Alex Eidam. She can be reached at (406) 552-6052, or eidama@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.

  • Rezoning: Defoe and Burton Street

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    UPDATE: On April 12th, 2020 City Council adopted the ordinance to rezone this property. This case is now closed for comment.


    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.

  • 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.


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

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    UPDATE: On March 1, 2021, Missoula City Council voted 11-0 to annex Parcel 1A of Certificate of Survey No. 6689 and apply C2-2 Community Commercial zoning, subject to 14 conditions of approval. This case is now closed for comment


    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.

  • 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.

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