Current Projects in City Planning

The City Zoning Ordinance (Title 20) Annual Update -

The City Zoning Ordinance (Title 20) annual update is in process. This project supports the City’s strategic framework by continuing to refine and clarify land-use regulations that provide predictability for developers who share our goals and vision as well as implementing recommendations from the Housing Policy and collaborating between divisions to create clear regulatory alignments. 

This year’s package proposes 41 amendments and includes changes that will: 

- Help implement the recently adopted Missoula Housing Policy; 

- Coordinate inter agency regulations; 

- Update the Conditional Use process to focus more specifically on the proposed use, rather than specific design details Update the Sign Chapter; 

- Update Title 20 noticing procedures to enhance coordination, create consistency and help improve the effectiveness of the process; and, 

- Includes miscellaneous amendments.

Information and amendments regarding the Title 20 Update can be found at Missoula Zoning Code Updates located on the City’s new online engagement platform Engage Missoula. (

The Planning Board held a public hearing on August 11 and unanimously approved the package of proposed amendments with two changes.  (See Summary of Planning Board motions and Draft Ordinance in the documents section of the City’s Engage Missoula website).  On August 26, 2020, City Council Land Use and Planning committee (LUP) will consider proposed amendments and recommendations made by Planning Board, and will consider setting a final public hearing. (See the draft ordinance in the documents section of Engage Missoula)

The amendments will be discussed at the Land Use and Planning committee Wednesday, August 26, 2020, and will come before the City Council for a public hearing in early October. Comments will continue be received up to and during the City Council public hearing and should be made at

Mullan Area Master Plan Project -

Although the public in-person charrettes scheduled for the week of 3/23 were cancelled, many stakeholders were able to meet to relay enough technical information to the community design consultant Dover Kohl so that they could create some drafts of a plan for the public to consider this summer when their team will come to Missoula to conduct in-person charrettes with the community.   

In the meantime, if you have time (we will be taking comments for the next few months so don’t feel like you have to participate now) please go to the project website to learn what the consultant found and then weigh in by taking the polls and commenting to Tom Zavits, City Project Lead, or the consultant - the contact information is on their website under the "connect" menu item.  Thanks for your patience and we are looking forward to getting the community response as soon as we reasonably can. Updates and information about changes to the project schedule can be found on the Master Plan project web page.

The City is partnering with Missoula County to plan for future development in the undeveloped area between the Missoula International Airport, Mullan Road, Broadway (HWY 10) and the existing development along Reserve Street. The process will begin in spring 2020 with outreach to the community and stakeholders to participate in a week-long charrette in March. Stay tuned to this page for updates.

If you have specific questions, you can email or call Tom Zavitz , City Project Lead, at, 406-552-6632 or Andrew Hagemeier, County Project Lead, at, 406-258-3707.

2020 Mullan Area Outreach Events

Recently Completed Projects

We also have a list of recently completed projects from the last five years.