Missoula Urban Edge Land Use Map Update
The Missoula Urban Edge Land Use Map Update is a Missoula County Community and Planning Services (CAPS) project to update the existing Missoula County Land Use Designation Map. The project will focus on updating the map in the urban area surrounding Missoula.
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. The map was not updated with the Growth Policy in 2016, but updating the map was one of the plan’s major recommendations for future projects (see Land Use Strategy on page 2-25).
Public involvement will be one of the key inputs during the update process, and CAPS has built in extensive opportunity for public participation. Public comment is welcome at any time, but there will be three main rounds of outreach:
Outreach Round 1 will occur in the winter of 2017/2018. It will include interviews with stakeholders and public meetings. This round will focus on information gathering.
Outreach Round 2 will occur in the spring of 2018. Planners will engage stakeholders and the public to review and revise drafts of the map.
Outreach Round 3 will likely occur in the summer of 2018. This round will include public hearings with the Missoula Consolidated Planning Board and the Missoula County Board of Commissioners.