Missoula Design Excellence - The City of Missoula along with a consultant team led by Winter & Company, will define a character management strategy. Visit the project webpage for details.
Repeal Title 19 Zoning Enterprise Commercial (/EC) Overlay - The City is initiating a proposal to repeal the Title 19/EC Overlay. This proposed zoning map amendment comes from a desire to create consistency throughout the city in coordinating zoning rules and regulations, and also to accommodate the new set of design standards proposed through the Design Excellence Project.
Prior to 2009, the zoning code at the time (Title 19) required that parcels being proposed for development of larger than 30,000 square feet commercial space (referred to as Enterprise Commercial) must rezone using an Enterprise Commercial Overlay (/EC) and follow specific development standards. In 2009, when the City adopted Title 20 it left district boundaries for the /EC Overlays in place, which means that development within the /EC Overlays are required to comply with older zoning code development standards. See map here. Title 20 established a revised system for considering Enterprise Commercial uses through use of design standards similar to those found in Title 19 and a conditional use process. Under Title 20, property owners are not required to rezone to the /EC overlay for developing Enterprise Commercial uses. The parcels that include the Title 19/EC Overlay also have established base zoning like Commercial (C-districts) or Manufacturing (M-districts). Those base zoning districts will not change with this proposed repeal.
Additionally, for parcels within the proposed Design Excellence Program, the conditional use process for Title 20 Enterprise Commercial use is proposed to be waived and replaced with consideration through the Design Excellence Review system. The Design Excellence Review system requires Development Services staff review of design standards and design guidelines.
In summary, it is our hope that this repeal will result in use of modernized development standards and a process that is consistent with the way that Enterprise Commercial uses are reviewed throughout the rest of the city as well as a streamlined system of review for projects located within the Design Excellence Overlay.
The Missoula Consolidated Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider the repeal of Title 19/EC Overlay in conjunction with the hearing for the Design Excellence Project on Tuesday, October 30, starting at 7:00 p.m. at City Council Chambers, 140 W. Pine St., Missoula.
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A discussion of this project by the City Council Land Use and Planning Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 (time to be determined), at the City Council chambers, 140 W. Pine St.
If anyone wishing to attend this meeting needs special assistance, please provide advance notice by calling 552-6630. The City of Missoula will provide auxiliary aids and services.