City officials hint at revived plans for massive downtown Missoula development


The Riverfront Triangle at the corner of Orange and West Front streets in Missoula has sat nearly empty for 30 years.

David Erickson

An enormous $100 million development project in downtown Missoula, which was canceled because of the onset of the pandemic and economic turmoil last year, may soon be revived.

Dale Bickell, the city’s chief administrative officer, made the announcement during a presentation on tax increment financing reforms he gave to a city council committee on Wednesday.

He was showing the city council members how much more property tax would be generated if the Riverfront Triangle, which sits on the southwest corner of Orange Street and Broadway Avenue next to the river, were to be redeveloped.

The site, which is comprised of a city-owned parcel and a

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