Midtown Master Plan public event happening Thursday

Bret Anne Serbin

Leaders in the effort to reshape midtown Missoula want to hear from the community Thursday at an interactive event covering the latest in the master planning process.  

“This is Midtown’s moment in history where we can do a deep dive and have it driven by the community,” said Melanie Brock, executive director of the Missoula Midtown Association.

The workshop takes place Thursday, January 26 at the Missoula County Fairgrounds Floriculture Building. Doors will open at 5 pm.

The workshop takes place Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Missoula County Fairgrounds Floriculture Building. Doors will open at 5 pm.

Brock and her colleagues have already heard from more than a thousand people through their innovative engagement strategy, which utilized neighborhood guides going out into the community to gather direct input.

From those outreach efforts, Brock and contractor ECONorthwest learned about the challenges and current conditions facing the midtown area.

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Key challenges they discovered included rigid zoning, missing bike and pedestrian connectivity and parking issues, among a slew of other concerns.

Brock is confident her team, using feedback from the community, can come up with some creative

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