The first-ever Downtown Missoula Master Plan was created in 2007-2008 through a community-wide visioning process. The purpose of the plan was to build a comprehensive, balance-centered strategy to strengthen and expand Downtown Missoula’s role as the economic and cultural heart of the city. The 2009 Master Plan set forth a vision for land use and circulation, employment, housing, parking, retail, tourism and infrastructure.
It’s now time to update the Downtown Missoula Master Plan. The Master Plan Update will serve to guide decisions over the next 25 years impacting the city’s historic downtown and adjoining neighborhoods. An updated strategy, built by the community, will provide the pathway for Missoula to maintain a vibrant Downtown to serve our community and our region.
The critical study areas include: (1) Land Uses, (2) Infrastructure, (3) Downtown Housing, (4) Parking, (5) Street Design Standards, and (6) Retail and Commercial Business Development.