Planning board approves high-density rezone for Missoulian property

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The Missoulian building at 500 S. Higgins Ave. pictured on June 7, 2021.

BEN ALLAN SMITH, Missoulian David Erickson

The Missoulian building and the property on which it sits near downtown are one step closer to being redeveloped into a mixed-use commercial and residential project, although details are still scarce at this point.

The Missoula Consolidated Planning Board voted 7-0 Tuesday night to approve a rezoning of the 3.8-acre property at 500 S. Higgins.

The rezoning would allow residential and commercial development on the site and a maximum building height of 125 feet, which equates to roughly eight or nine stories depending on designs. The Millennium Building at 125 Bank St. in downtown Missoula is the tallest building downtown at 128 feet and is nine stories. The current Missoulian building is 50 feet tall.

The Missoulian property is owned by Lee Enterprises, which is under contract to sell the property to an undisclosed buyer.

Just down the street from the Missoulian property, former University of Montana quarterback Cole Bergquist is building

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