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.