City Planning Department Records Busiest Time in its History

The real estate market in Missoula is in an historic period, and with it, the Community Planning, Development & Innovation Department of the City of Missoula is also busier than ever.

Director Erin Pehan spoke to KGVO News this week and confirmed that fact.

“This is the height of our busy season at Community Planning and Development as we see hundreds of building permits rolling in our doors each month,” said Pehan. “Much of that building activity started six months or so ago in the winter through rezones or annexations, or subdivision requests, and those developers are now ready to build.”

Pehan said the level of activity in her office is being matched by developers, builders and work crews throughout Missoula.

“We are working at a rapid pace to try to process those building permits,” she said. “In the meantime, we are still working to support new development activity through those rezoning applications. So subdivision applications, in addition to the day to day work that we do just to support growth in the community, and so it’s busier than it’s ever been. It’s our busiest time of the year and we are just doing everything we can to keep up.”

Pehan noted that the pandemic

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