West Broadway Gateway Master Plan

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Help Establish a Long-Term Vision for the West Broadway Gateway Area

The City of Missoula, through the Missoula Redevelopment Agency (MRA), has partnered with the Business Improvement District (BID) and the Missoula Economic Partnership (MEP) to launch a detailed master plan for the West Broadway Downtown Gateway Area.

The first step is a five-day Public Virtual Design Charette scheduled for April 5 - 9, 2021, to gather public input and cultivate a community vision for how the site should evolve in the coming years. The project team is seeking broad public engagement, especially from the dynamic Westside Neighborhood and businesses and property owners in the area. Please visit https://www.envisionwestbroadway.com/ for more information on the Virtual Charette, and how to participate.

The detailed master plan is expected to be complete by Fall 2021. It is expected to go through a formal adoption process and become an amendment to the Missoula Downtown Master Plan, and thus a part of the City’s Growth Policy.

A formal, detailed master plan lets everyone know what the community’s priorities are and guides public and private investment.



Background

The area between West Broadway Street, California Street, Russell Street, and the Clark Fork River was identified as a gateway area in Missoula’s Downtown Master Plan. The Downtown Plan included a broad conceptual plan for the area that included some infill development and trail and park connections.

Since the Downtown Plan was completed, the City has purchased several properties in the area, and has put in place a strategy to move the Missoula Water facilities. This land-banking puts the City in an excellent position to directly influence redevelopment that will be envisioned through robust public engagement. The City will be able to create strategic partnerships to influence who undertakes redevelopment and how that development occurs. The site is also part of Missoula’s only Opportunity Zone, which is likely to be attractive to developers.

The West Broadway Gateway area is part of the Westside Neighborhood which is a vibrant, dynamic, diverse neighborhood in the core of Missoula. It is also near many of the community’s desirable amenities – the Clark Fork River, the Riverfront Trail, Downtown Lions Park, and the California Street pedestrian bridge with direct connection to Silver Park. The master plan will look at ways to make it safer and easier for pedestrians and bicyclists to cross West Broadway, so it becomes less of a barrier between so much of the Westside Neighborhood and the river, parks, and trails.


Help Establish a Long-Term Vision for the West Broadway Gateway Area

The City of Missoula, through the Missoula Redevelopment Agency (MRA), has partnered with the Business Improvement District (BID) and the Missoula Economic Partnership (MEP) to launch a detailed master plan for the West Broadway Downtown Gateway Area.

The first step is a five-day Public Virtual Design Charette scheduled for April 5 - 9, 2021, to gather public input and cultivate a community vision for how the site should evolve in the coming years. The project team is seeking broad public engagement, especially from the dynamic Westside Neighborhood and businesses and property owners in the area. Please visit https://www.envisionwestbroadway.com/ for more information on the Virtual Charette, and how to participate.

The detailed master plan is expected to be complete by Fall 2021. It is expected to go through a formal adoption process and become an amendment to the Missoula Downtown Master Plan, and thus a part of the City’s Growth Policy.

A formal, detailed master plan lets everyone know what the community’s priorities are and guides public and private investment.



Background

The area between West Broadway Street, California Street, Russell Street, and the Clark Fork River was identified as a gateway area in Missoula’s Downtown Master Plan. The Downtown Plan included a broad conceptual plan for the area that included some infill development and trail and park connections.

Since the Downtown Plan was completed, the City has purchased several properties in the area, and has put in place a strategy to move the Missoula Water facilities. This land-banking puts the City in an excellent position to directly influence redevelopment that will be envisioned through robust public engagement. The City will be able to create strategic partnerships to influence who undertakes redevelopment and how that development occurs. The site is also part of Missoula’s only Opportunity Zone, which is likely to be attractive to developers.

The West Broadway Gateway area is part of the Westside Neighborhood which is a vibrant, dynamic, diverse neighborhood in the core of Missoula. It is also near many of the community’s desirable amenities – the Clark Fork River, the Riverfront Trail, Downtown Lions Park, and the California Street pedestrian bridge with direct connection to Silver Park. The master plan will look at ways to make it safer and easier for pedestrians and bicyclists to cross West Broadway, so it becomes less of a barrier between so much of the Westside Neighborhood and the river, parks, and trails.