Sxwtpqyen Area Transportation Special Impact Fee

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Map of Sxwtpqyen Area boundaries where the Sxwtpqyen Area Transportation Impact Fee would apply.

The Public Works & Mobility Department is seeking public feedback on and would like to answer questions about the transportation special impact fee for new development in the Sxwtpqyen (Sooh-tup-CANE) Area, which is generally the Mullan Road area west of Reserve Street and south of Broadway. Please use the tab at the bottom of this page for comments and questions.

A public hearing for the proposed fee was held on February 22, 2021, when the Missoula City Council accepted public comment. The fee was adopted by City Council on March 1, 2021, and went into effect March 31, 2021.

Background

The City of Missoula, in partnership with Missoula County, intends to construct transportation improvements and public utility improvements with a federal Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant and other local funding sources included in the Mullan BUILD Project; however, the federal BUILD Grant and other existing local funding sources will only cover about 50% of the cost of the project. The City intends to fund the remainder of the cost of the project through transportation impact fees and utility development fees applied to new development in the Sxwtpqyen Area, which benefits from the Mullan BUILD Project.

The proposed fees will equitably assess the cost of infrastructure necessary to support the high-quality, sustainable development envisioned in the Sxwtpqyen Neighborhoods Master Plan. New roads and utilities are typically constructed by developers, but the BUILD grant allows the City and County to construct key infrastructure improvements ahead of development, lowering the overall cost to developers. Since the BUILD grant did not cover the entire cost of the improvements, the new fees will be used to make up the difference. By proactively constructing new roads and utilities, the City and County can better plan for growth, avoid piecemeal construction, reduce overall costs, and mitigate the impacts of development on existing residents.

Origin of the Sxwtpqyen Name

A brief explanation of the name's origin is presented in the revised Sxwtpqyen Neighborhoods Master Plan as follows:

"Looking south of the planning area one can see a line of trees in the distance along the north side of Nmesulétkʷ (the "middle" Clark Fork River). Prior to development, this riparian forest stood in sharp contrast to the surrounding grasslands. It was wedge-shaped, wider in the west and gradually tapering to a point in the east, somewhere in the vicinity of present-day Reserve Street. In Salish, this part of the valley is called Sxʷtpqyen, meaning 'Place Where Something is Cut Off and Comes to a Point.' In rough phonetic spelling using English characters, this name could be represented as 'Sooh-tup-CANE.'"

The Confederated Salish-Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation's Tribal Council recommended the name to project planners, and it was adopted by both the Missoula City Council and the Missoula Board of County Commissioners.


Transportation Projects

Impact fee revenue can only be used to fund these specific projects:

Project
Total Cost
Mary Jane Boulevard South
$4,524,000
Mary Jane Boulevard North$5,319,000
Flynn Lane Trail$206,000
George Elmer Drive South$4,584,000
England Boulevard$4,470,000
Mullan Trail$499,000
George Elmer Drive North$6,850,000
Tipperary Way Trail$631,000
Milwaukee Trail$141,000
Grant Creek Trail/Restoration
$1,600,000
Total
$28,824,000


Construction Cost$28,824,000
Preliminary Engineering$963,000
Final Engineering$2,456,000
Construction Manager$425,000
Construction Administration (8%)$2,306,000
Total Project Cost$34,974,000



Adopted Fee Schedules

For detailed information on how the impact fees below were determined, please see the Sxwtpqyen Area Transportation Special Impact Fee Study.


Residential

Size of Unit
(square feet)
Fee
per Unit
750 or Less$1,035
751 to 1,000$1,303
1.001 to 1,250$1,509
1,251 to 1,500$1,680
1,501 to 1,750$1,822
1,751 to 2,000$1,948
2,001 to 2,250$2,057
2,251 to 2,500$2,154
2,501 to 2,700$2,244
2,701 to 3,000$2,324
3,001 to 3,250$2,398
3,251 to 3.500$2,466
3,501 to 3,750$2,530
3,751 to 4,000$2,590
4,000 or more$2,647


Nonresidential

Development
Type
Fee
per Unit
Retail$2,201
Office$806
Industrial$410
Institutional$887



Mixed-Use Properties

Residential

Size of Unit
(square feet)
Fee
per Unit
750 or Less$663
751 to 1,000$834
1.001 to 1,250$966
1,251 to 1,500$1,075
1,501 to 1,750$1,166
1,751 to 2,000$1,246
2,001 to 2,250$1,316
2,251 to 2,500$1,378
2,501 to 2,700$1,436
2,701 to 3,000$1,488
3,001 to 3,250$1,535
3,251 to 3.500$1,579
3,501 to 3,750$1,619
3,751 to 4,000$1,657
4,000 or more$1,694


Nonresidential

Development TypeFee
per Unit
Retail$1,563
Office$653
Industrial$410
Institutional$887


The Public Works & Mobility Department is seeking public feedback on and would like to answer questions about the transportation special impact fee for new development in the Sxwtpqyen (Sooh-tup-CANE) Area, which is generally the Mullan Road area west of Reserve Street and south of Broadway. Please use the tab at the bottom of this page for comments and questions.

A public hearing for the proposed fee was held on February 22, 2021, when the Missoula City Council accepted public comment. The fee was adopted by City Council on March 1, 2021, and went into effect March 31, 2021.

Background

The City of Missoula, in partnership with Missoula County, intends to construct transportation improvements and public utility improvements with a federal Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant and other local funding sources included in the Mullan BUILD Project; however, the federal BUILD Grant and other existing local funding sources will only cover about 50% of the cost of the project. The City intends to fund the remainder of the cost of the project through transportation impact fees and utility development fees applied to new development in the Sxwtpqyen Area, which benefits from the Mullan BUILD Project.

The proposed fees will equitably assess the cost of infrastructure necessary to support the high-quality, sustainable development envisioned in the Sxwtpqyen Neighborhoods Master Plan. New roads and utilities are typically constructed by developers, but the BUILD grant allows the City and County to construct key infrastructure improvements ahead of development, lowering the overall cost to developers. Since the BUILD grant did not cover the entire cost of the improvements, the new fees will be used to make up the difference. By proactively constructing new roads and utilities, the City and County can better plan for growth, avoid piecemeal construction, reduce overall costs, and mitigate the impacts of development on existing residents.

Origin of the Sxwtpqyen Name

A brief explanation of the name's origin is presented in the revised Sxwtpqyen Neighborhoods Master Plan as follows:

"Looking south of the planning area one can see a line of trees in the distance along the north side of Nmesulétkʷ (the "middle" Clark Fork River). Prior to development, this riparian forest stood in sharp contrast to the surrounding grasslands. It was wedge-shaped, wider in the west and gradually tapering to a point in the east, somewhere in the vicinity of present-day Reserve Street. In Salish, this part of the valley is called Sxʷtpqyen, meaning 'Place Where Something is Cut Off and Comes to a Point.' In rough phonetic spelling using English characters, this name could be represented as 'Sooh-tup-CANE.'"

The Confederated Salish-Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation's Tribal Council recommended the name to project planners, and it was adopted by both the Missoula City Council and the Missoula Board of County Commissioners.


Transportation Projects

Impact fee revenue can only be used to fund these specific projects:

Project
Total Cost
Mary Jane Boulevard South
$4,524,000
Mary Jane Boulevard North$5,319,000
Flynn Lane Trail$206,000
George Elmer Drive South$4,584,000
England Boulevard$4,470,000
Mullan Trail$499,000
George Elmer Drive North$6,850,000
Tipperary Way Trail$631,000
Milwaukee Trail$141,000
Grant Creek Trail/Restoration
$1,600,000
Total
$28,824,000


Construction Cost$28,824,000
Preliminary Engineering$963,000
Final Engineering$2,456,000
Construction Manager$425,000
Construction Administration (8%)$2,306,000
Total Project Cost$34,974,000



Adopted Fee Schedules

For detailed information on how the impact fees below were determined, please see the Sxwtpqyen Area Transportation Special Impact Fee Study.


Residential

Size of Unit
(square feet)
Fee
per Unit
750 or Less$1,035
751 to 1,000$1,303
1.001 to 1,250$1,509
1,251 to 1,500$1,680
1,501 to 1,750$1,822
1,751 to 2,000$1,948
2,001 to 2,250$2,057
2,251 to 2,500$2,154
2,501 to 2,700$2,244
2,701 to 3,000$2,324
3,001 to 3,250$2,398
3,251 to 3.500$2,466
3,501 to 3,750$2,530
3,751 to 4,000$2,590
4,000 or more$2,647


Nonresidential

Development
Type
Fee
per Unit
Retail$2,201
Office$806
Industrial$410
Institutional$887



Mixed-Use Properties

Residential

Size of Unit
(square feet)
Fee
per Unit
750 or Less$663
751 to 1,000$834
1.001 to 1,250$966
1,251 to 1,500$1,075
1,501 to 1,750$1,166
1,751 to 2,000$1,246
2,001 to 2,250$1,316
2,251 to 2,500$1,378
2,501 to 2,700$1,436
2,701 to 3,000$1,488
3,001 to 3,250$1,535
3,251 to 3.500$1,579
3,501 to 3,750$1,619
3,751 to 4,000$1,657
4,000 or more$1,694


Nonresidential

Development TypeFee
per Unit
Retail$1,563
Office$653
Industrial$410
Institutional$887


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