Important Notice

Due to an issue with our server, Missoula County Community and Planning Services (CAPS) may not have received emails from certain email accounts such as gmail or AOL from Wednesday, January 9, through Monday, January 14. The issue is now resolved but if you emailed comments to CAPS during that time, we may not have received it. Please check against this list and if you don't see your comment, resend it to or mail it to CAPS, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. The Planning Board has continued the hearing to February 5 and your comments will be entered into the record.


Missoula Area Mapping Project

The Missoula Area Mapping Project is a Missoula County effort to update 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, is being presented as an amendment to the Missoula County Growth Policy. This update, focused on an area of Missoula County adjacent to the city, will be the first comprehensive update to the county’s land use map for this area since 1975. A draft of the Land Use Element is now available on the project website:

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 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).

Planning Board Hearing


The Missoula Consolidated Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the amendment on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Missoula City Council Chambers located at 140 W Pine Street in Missoula, MT. Then, at a later date, the Board of County Commissioners will hold a final hearing to act on the proposed Growth Policy amendment.

Comments can be emailed to or mailed to CAPS, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT.

The proposed growth policy amendment, called the Land Use Element, staff report and public comment can be found on here.

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