Public Meeting for Environmental Cleanup & De-listing at MRL Triangle

PUBLIC MEETING TUESDAY 11/19/19, 6-8pm

LOCATION: Sovereign Hope Church – 1919 North Avenue West Enter Through the Side Door on Johnson Street

To lay the foundation for redevelopment at MRL Triangle, the City of Missoula is applying to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for funding to resolve environmental issues at the site. Known issues include the presence of asbestos-containing materials within structures and surface soil contamination from railroad ties north of MRL Park.

More information on how the City conceptualizes addressing these issues is available in a draft application to EPA for a Brownfields Cleanup Grant and Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) available upon request or for download HERE.

The City invites comments on the draft application and ABCA either during the public meeting or as identified below.

Comments must be received by November 26, 2019, to be incorporated into the EPA application.

For more information, to comment, or to request special accommodations in order to participate contact:
John Adams (406) 552-6397 adamsj@ci.missoula.mt.us

ALPHAGRAPHICS MISSOULA TO HOST DECEMBER MIDTOWN MIXER

Join us in Midtown Missoula on Tuesday, December 3rd for our Midtown Mixer hosted by AlphaGraphics Missoula from 5-7pm. Enjoy appetizers, ice cold drinks, networking, and the opportunity to help shape the future of Midtown Missoula by sharing your thoughts and ideas on activities and development in the area. AlphaGraphics Missoula is located at 1947 South Avenue West.

AlphaGraphics Missoula is a local print and marketing company that helps businesses extend brand awareness throughout the community. Their team creates solutions that drive results. Formerly Gateway Printing, AlphaGraphics Missoula is not only a printing company that specializes in digital and offset printing/copying, but is also a marketing services provider with trackable results that deliver a high ROI. – Digital & Offset Print – Branding – Email, Web, Mobile Marketing, and more.

We Want to Hear from You

Missoula Midtown Association Members, Stakeholders, Neighbors, and Partners,

We want to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to let us know what ideas, suggestions, opportunities, or issues you are experiencing in Midtown.

Your input and voice are valued by the Board of Directors and will help us shape the direction and focus of the association for the coming year during our upcoming strategic planning session.

We invite you to provide feedback through the newly developed engagement survey that can be found on the MMA website by clicking HERE.

Thank you!
Sincerely, Mark Bellon, Missoula Midtown Association President

Midtown Applies for FTA Grant Funds

The City of Missoula, Mountain Line, and the Missoula Redevelopment Agency (MRA) are working together to prepare an application for a large planning grant from the Federal Transit Authority (FTA). If received, the grant will be used to establish a policy framework for promoting transit-oriented development (TOD) along Brooks Street, identify strategic opportunities and priorities for TOD around transit stop locations, and plan for affordable housing in Midtown. 

The Missoula Midtown Association supports the efforts being put towards securing this grant. The Brooks Street corridor and slant-street traffic patterns pose significant challenges to future development within the Midtown region. This study could advance planning around Brooks Street, thereby, advancing our mission in promoting healthy business, quality of place, and quality of life for Midtowners and the community. We also believe this could be a catalyst for developing an overall Master Plan for the Missoula Midtown.

Our Board of Directors is working to prepare a letter of support for the grant application. Members who are interested in becoming involved or seeking ways to provide additional support of the grant application, click HERE to let us know. 

The grant application is due November 18, and results will be announced in the spring of 2020.

Member Spotlight: First Interstate Bank

First Interstate, a community bank with $14 billion in assets, delivers best-in-class banking and Wealth Management services throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming. Across more than 150 locations, First Interstate offers convenient, modern banking and customer-first service to the communities it serves.

It all began when First Interstate founder, Homer Scott, Sr., purchased Bank of Commerce in Sheridan, Wyoming, in 1968. He envisioned a bank with roots that grow deep in the community, with a commitment to taking the best possible care of clients, employees, and the places we call home.

For more than 50 years, First Interstate has adhered to those guiding principles. In addition to a commitment to Missoula and all of our communities, the company values are centered on putting people first, striving for excellence, acting with integrity, and embracing change.

And they remain devoted to the intelligent, professional, and diligent movement and management of money — answering the real-world needs of residents and businesses with practical ways to improve their financial well-being.