MRA Cuts the Ribbon on the new MRL Park in Midtown Missoula

The Missoula Redevelopment Agency (MRA), Montana Rail Link and Missoula Parks & Rec celebrated the official opening of the Montana Rail Link Park in Midtown Missoula on Thursday, July 11th.
The new 4-acre park includes open green space, playground, community garden, dog park, multi-use playing court, and a small pavilion for all to enjoy, conveniently located between North and South Avenue, Johnson Street, and the Bitterroot Rail line.
For additional information or to read the Dog Park rules, click HERE.

MUTD Pulls Out the Stops

Transportation around Midtown can be easier than you imagine, and your short wait is becoming more stylish.
With over half of Mountain Line’s routes crossing Midtown and converging at Southgate Mall, Midtown hosts the second-busiest stop in the transit system. You can get anywhere in Missoula starting in Midtown; but why leave when everything you like is right here?
MUTD has begun seeding Midtown with its stylish, new bus stops.  You can see them at MRL Park, 39th Street near Reserve, and at Trempers Shopping Center on Brooks Street. 

Member Spotlight: First Security Bank

First Security Bank first opened its doors in downtown Missoula in 1972. Quickly growing to a family of seven full-service branch locations, they also established full-service locations in the nearby communities of Corvallis, Hamilton, Plains, Thompson Falls and most recently, Stevensville.
To further serve the Missoula community, they offer five convenient ATM locations at both Missoula Fresh Market locations, Noon’s Convenience Store, Pattee Creek Market, and Rosauer’s Supermarket.
First Security Bank offers a full range of banking products and services providing individuals and businesses with the help necessary to achieve their financial goals, today and throughout their lives.
They operate their own management teams in the towns they know well because they live here too! The team at First Security Bank values being an integral part of the many communities served and are proud to serve friends, neighbors, and local businesses not only with superior banking products and services but with considerable investments of their own time and effort to help non-profit and community organizations. In fact, they support more than 400 local community organizations every year
In 1996 First Security Bank joined the Glacier Family of Banks, owned by Kalispell, Montana-based Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (GBCI). Glacier Bank is a regional bank providing world-class financial services to individuals and businesses throughout the Western United States. This has enabled First Security Bank to serve the local communities with the same unique personal attention and friendly service that customers have come to expect, with the added resources of a much larger banking family. First Security Bank proudly serves the communities of Missoula, Hamilton, Corvallis, Stevensville, Lolo, Thompson Falls and Plains, Montana.

Missoula Midtown Association: Your Voice in Action

As President of the Midtown Association, I value the opportunity to champion our mission to promote healthy business, quality of life, and quality of place in Missoula. I believe our efforts today will result in measurable successes afforded to the next generation of Midtowners that live, work and play in this community; that is the prism that is looked through when we engage as an association to influence plans and policies shaping the future of the Midtown district. Providing opportunities for the next generation is at the core of our mission, and our hope is that the work we do will result in the opportunity for those raised in Missoula to remain here and obtain gainful employment with the ability to raise their families in one of the greatest cities on earth. 
To be an effective organization and advocate for solutions that impact Midtown Missoula and our community at large, we need a strong voice. That strong voice comes from a robust and engaged membership of businesses and residents alike. We have intentionally positioned our organization to grow and represent this voice through established working committees, signature events, membership recruitment, and community engagement. We currently have 50 members consisting of residents, businesses, and non-profit organizations, and our numbers are growing.  
We believe there is intrinsic value to becoming a member of the Missoula Midtown Association, including community promotion, news and information updates, networking and camaraderie, and effective advocacy, all focused squarely on enhancing the livability of the Midtown district.
If you are currently a member of the Missoula Midtown Association, thank you for your support and engagement. If you are not a member and would like to become engaged, check out our website and join us for our monthly Midtown Mixer to see what we are all about. Our next Midtown Mixer will be at OnX Hunt located at 1926 Brooks Street.

Mark Bellon, P.E.
President, Missoula Midtown Association
President/COO, Territorial-Landworks, Inc.

Tremper Family Announces Kent Avenue Project

The Tremper family has recently announced the renovation of their newly acquired 1200-1210 Kent Ave. property, located across the street on the North end of the Tremper Shopping Center. After many years of deferred maintenance, it was time to bring this property up to Midtown Missoula’s new standards.
The redevelopment project will provide 21,191 square feet of updated space including a second story at 1210 Kent Ave. Additional parking will be created with the removal of the Grimebuster’s building. All retail and office spaces will have storefront access creating bright, usable spaces. 
As you can see from the architectural rendering below, this 1980’s strip mall will be transformed into an exciting new contemporary plaza. The new design will significantly change the streetscape, upgrade the pedestrian experience, and dramatically change the Brooks Street corridor look and appeal.
Tremper Shopping Center, Missoula’s First Shopping Center, was opened in 1958. They are a third-generation corporation with Montana roots that run deep. After Tremper Shopping Center renovations were complete, they were excited to continue revitalizing Missoula’s adjoining areas.
Inside deconstruction is underway and in the coming year, there will be exciting new changes visible from the exterior as well.
For leasing inquiries, contact Paul Burrows at Professional Property Management, 406-721-8990.