Missoula Design Excellence

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Building design standards and design guidelines are being considered for building development along the commercial corridors and in the downtown.

Based on community input and technical advice, a summarizing Strategy Report and Strategy Update were developed and reviewed by the Land Use and Planning Committee in November, 2017.  The Strategy Report and Strategy Update identify a preliminary vision for design and introduces tools that may be applied to achieve that vision.  The Strategy Report and Strategy Update form the basis for developing the design standards and design guidelines. 

Review the Strategy Report and Strategy Update.

In conjunction with the recommended strategies, is a first phase of economic findings.  This Economic Findings report generally considers the economic effect of design standards and design guidelines.  As the project moves forward, the consultant team will analyze a series of hypothetical development scenarios to assess the potential impacts of the Missoula’s Design Excellence program on project feasibility. 

Review the Phase 1 -- Economic Findings

Corridor Types Map

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Downtown Map

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Next Steps



Working within Phase 2 – Refining the tools.
Community meeting for feedback on tools to occur early 2018

Background

The City of Missoula, along with urban planning specialists Winter & Co., are undertaking a community-engaged project to explore a variety of character management strategies to address community concerns about quality building development in the commercial corridors and downtown of Missoula. The goal is to implement a system that will promote high quality commercial building development in terms of design, materials, construction and character.

For more information, please see the Project Overview document or the Study Area Map.

Timeline

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Community Workshop #2:


Thanks to the 60+ participants who attended the workshop at the DoubleTree Hotel and stakeholder meetings for your time and comments.

For those who wish to review the event, MCAT provides a video of the workshop.

Nori Winter discusses urban design in Missoula with Community Workshop participants
Noré Winter discusses urban design in Missoula with Community Workshop participants