Missoula Area Mapping Project

The Missoula Area Mapping Project updated the land use map in Missoula County in the area around the City of Missoula. 

After three rounds of public outreach and a year of gathering feedback from local neighborhoods and stakeholders, the Land Use Map and Designations, together called the Land Use Element, amends the Missoula County Growth Policy. This update, focused on an area of Missoula County adjacent to the city, is the first comprehensive update to the county’s land use map for this area since 1975.

Adoption and Effective Date

On June 6, 2019, the Board of County Commissioners approved the resolution to adopt the Missoula Area Land Use Element, making June 6, 2019 the effective date.

The adopted Land Use Element is available on the Plans page, here.

What is a Land Use Map

The land use designation map is an element of the 2016 Missoula County Growth Policy. It is a representation of Missoula County’s policies and values and is a critical piece of the legal framework and foundation for future planning efforts and regulations. Updating the map was one of the growth policy's major recommendations for future projects (see Land Use Strategy on page 2-25).

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