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Southgate Mall originally opened its doors to the Missoula community in 1978 and has been operating for over 40 years. 
The tagline of ‘Eat. Shop. Play.’ adequately sums up the mission to serve a variety of connection points and experiences visitors and residents can enjoy.

As many malls around the nation have evolved, so has Southgate Mall. The Mall will seek additional food and beverage, entertainment, and home furnishing retailers, while also providing space for local and regional operators. You will notice active common areas with installations for existing and prospective stores, as well as events and activities designed especially for residents and visitors.

Southgate Mall provides the best collection of retailers, services, community events, and restaurants to over 6 million visitors every year. The Mall collaborates, elevates, and fosters new relationships with as many creative, innovative, and motivated individuals or businesses as possible.

Many exciting things are going on at Southgate Mall these days with the recent announcement for the addition of Scheels, a new Now Care center, a new Nail Trix, a new River City Hair Studio, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Cinnabon, The Big Dipper, and “The Giggle Box”, Missoula’s first interactive art museum (March-August).

There’s never a shortage of things going on at the Mall – one of Midtown Missoula’s staple icons. For a full line-up of events and updates, click HERE.

Last month, the Missoula Midtown Association (MMA) held its Annual Membership Meeting to provide updates on the organization and activity around Midtown. The event was a great success thanks to a highly-collaborative effort by the Events Committee under the direction of Sandy Bollom and three of the association’s newest members: Fairbridge Inn & Suites who hosted, Notorious P.I.G. who served lunch, and Big Dipper Ice Cream who provided dessert.

President of the Association, Mark Bellon, gave a brief recap of the association’s history and accomplishments over the course of 2019 before detailing the strategic goals the Board of Directors has set for the remainder of 2020, including growth of membership, the establishment of a partnership with the Western Montana Fair, diversification of revenue sources, and the initial framework for the Midtown Master Plan.

In addition to the information presented by Mark, three additional speakers shared updates from around Midtown – Emily Brock, Director of the Missoula County Fairgrounds; Tim Winger, General Manager of Southgate Mall; and Claire Matten, CCIM with Sterling Commercial Real Estate Advisers, who enlightened attendees with facts and figures related to development and jobs around the Midtown area.

Finally, everyone present was asked to participate in a working session to brainstorm and share ideas on how to improve the association and the Midtown community, resulting in several great suggestions.

A huge Thank You to everyone who assisted in making this event happen, our Gold & Foundation Sponsors, and all Members who make up this enthusiastic and growing organization.

The Missoula County Office of Emergency Management has shared guidance for Missoula Midtown Businesses from the CDC and WHO concerning business preparedness for COVID-19.

Missoula County residents with COVID-19 questions can reach the COVID-19 information line at 258-INFO (4636) or visit the Health Department website by clicking HERE (FAQs – click HERE)

Mark your calendar and join us in Midtown Missoula on Tuesday, March 3rd at our Midtown Mixer hosted by Opportunity Resources, Inc. from 5-7pm. Enjoy appetizers, beverages, 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. Opportunity Resources, Inc. is located at 2821 South Russell Street. Make sure you bring your business card so you can enter for a chance to win great prizes from our sponsors.

Opportunity Resources, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Montana dedicated to supporting persons with disabilities. ORI has over 60 years of providing individualized services for hundreds of Western Montana adults living with a disability. The goal is simple— to support clients in attaining independence in housing, employment, and as many aspects of their daily lives as possible, while providing all of the support services required to achieve that goal. Learn more about Opportunity Resources, Inc. by clicking HERE.

The Missoula Midtown Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, enhancement, and accessibility of the midtown area as it relates to businesses, residents and the community. Its goals are to provide resources and information related to the success and growth of a healthy business community and to enhance the quality of life and quality of place for visitors and residents alike.

We hope to see you there!

The Missoula Midtown Association continues to grow and invites all active members to celebrate the progress the Association has accomplished in support of its vision over the past year.

Join friends and neighbors to hear where we’re headed and meet fellow Association members over lunch.

Not currently a member but interested in joining? Click HERE to easily sign-up today.

Please let us know how many people will be attending from your organization by emailing us at midtown@missoulamidtown.com. We’ll see you there!

Mark your calendars and join us in Midtown Missoula on Tuesday, February 4th for our Midtown Mixer hosted by Community Medical Center at the Community Cancer Care & Prevention Center from 5-7pm. Enjoy appetizers, beverages, 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. Community Medical Center‘s Community Cancer Care & Prevention Center is located at 2837 Fort Missoula Road.

Community Medical Center is comprised of 1,200 of your friends, neighbors, and family who live out the mission every day – Your Health, our commitment to you, from day one.

Community Medical Center is a leading physician-led healthcare organization in Missoula, Montana, dedicated to enhancing the health of Montanans with a complete range of medical services and patient-centered care. As a 151-bed hospital, CMC offers medical, surgical, obstetrics, newborn services including a Level IIIb neonatal intensive care, perinatology, pediatrics, pediatric and adult intensive care, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, general surgery, oncology, cardiology and orthopedics. In addition, CMC specialized facilities services include an advanced wound care center, 24/7/365 emergency department, regional walk-in clinics and physician practices. CMC is a joint venture with LifePoint Health and Billings Clinic, Montana’s largest hospital, and is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

The Missoula Midtown Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, enhancement, and accessibility of the midtown area as it relates to businesses, residents and the community. Its goals are to provide resources and information related to the success and growth of a healthy business community and to enhance the quality of life and quality of place for visitors and residents alike.

We hope to see you there!

Save the date and join us in Midtown Missoula on Tuesday, January 7th for our Midtown Mixer hosted by Keller Williams Western Montana Realty and First Interstate Bank from 5-7pm. Enjoy appetizers, beverages, 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. Keller Williams Western Montana Realty is located at 1817 South Avenue West, Suite B. Make sure you bring your business card so you can enter for a chance to win great prizes from our sponsors.

Keller Williams Western Montana Realty has been serving Western Montana since 1957, helping clients with all of their real estate needs including residential, land, multi-family and commercial properties.

First Interstate Bank is a community banking organization headquartered in Billings, Montana. With over 120 locations across Idaho, Montana, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming. The bank is still run on the same principals as when it was founded by Homer Scott, Sr. in Sheridan, Wyoming in 1968; to take the best possible care of customers, employees, and the places they call home. First Interstate Bank is committed to providing exemplary customer service, exceeding customer expectations with products and services, and supporting the communities served.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Join us in Midtown Missoula on Tuesday, November 5th for our Midtown Mixer hosted by Morrison-Maierle, Inc. and Morrison-Maierle Systems 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. Morrison-Maierle, Inc. is located at 1055 Mount Avenue.

Morrison-Maierle Systems provides customized IT solutions and support, managed services, and network consulting for businesses and municipalities across Montana. Offices in Billings, Helena, Bozeman, and Missoula. Systems is a subsidiary of Morrison-Maierle, Inc.

Morrison-Maierle, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary firm offering a broad range of technical services in engineering, planning, surveying and environmental sciences throughout the western United States. With offices in Montana, Wyoming, Washington, and Arizona, Morrison-Maierle is ranked in Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) “Top 500 Design Firms” in the United States.

A trip down the Brooks Street corridor certainly has a different look to it in 2019 compared to recent years. Even if you have yet to catch a show at the AMC dine-in theater, grab a slice of pizza at the new Bridge location, or enjoy a beverage at The Dram Shop Central, it’s easy to see all the fresh amenities popping up in our area. With further development already underway and additional projects anticipated in the coming months, it’s evident that the allure of Midtown is growing for businesses, employees, residents, and visitors in and around Missoula.

Another addition nearing completion is the three-story Stockman Bank building, which will open its third Missoula location next week at 3615 Brooks Street. Grand-opening activities are planned throughout the week, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, October 2, at 4pm with refreshments and hors d’ oeuvres following until 7pm.

Just behind that new bank location, Envision Commercial Construction is set to break ground on a three-story executive office building with commercial condos at 2315 McDonald Ave. The opening is planned for the summer of 2020, and over half of the space is already under contract.

These new office structures on a prime corner of Brooks Street will be a nice welcome for folks coming into town from the Bitterroot Valley; and, along with other destined developments to come, should continue to enhance Midtown’s appeal as an attractive destination for many years into our community’s future.

NorthWestern Energy has provided reliable and affordable energy to customers in Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska for more than 100 years, and today serves more than 726,400 residential and business customers. The company got its start in small communities, providing essential service that allowed them to grow and prosper. With roots in the Montana Power Co. and South Dakota-based Northwestern Public Service Co., NorthWestern Energy took its current form in 2002 when the company bought the Montana Power electric and natural gas transmission and distribution system and became a partial owner of Colstrip Unit 4.

NorthWestern Energy gives back to our communities. About 80 percent of the company’s 1,220 Montana employees regularly volunteer with non-profit organizations, and the company supports this dedication through additional charitable contributions. In 2018, NorthWestern Energy donated over $1.7 million to non-profits in the communities served.

NorthWestern Energy and partners Missoula County Public Schools and the City of Missoula built solar installations at Hellgate, Sentinel, Big Sky and Willard high schools. The $1 million pilot project, funded and maintained by NorthWestern Energy, is part of large-scale studies around creating renewable energy solutions that can meet the demands of the regional energy grid. The project focuses on urban solar installations and education. MCPS students and teachers have hands-on learning experiences that will prepare students for jobs and help ensure a sustainable future. With data made available through a website hosted by NorthWestern Energy (nwesolar.com), Science, Math, and CTE teachers have written curriculum around analyzing the data and learning about solar energy for use in high school classrooms. Now that’s Delivering a Bright Future!

Join us in Midtown Missoula on Tuesday, October 1st for our Midtown Mixer hosted by Spartans Vehicle Repair and Tuning and Farmers State Bank 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. Spartans Vehicle Repair and Tuning is located at 2420 Benton Avenue. Make sure you bring your business card so you can enter for a chance to win great prizes from our sponsors.

Spartans Vehicle Repair and Tuning provides bumper to bumper service on all makes & models, delivering parts and service you can rely on. Find out more by visiting their website HERE.

Farmers State Bank has been a locally owned community bank since 1907. With 7 branches from Darby to Missoula and an all-new location in Helena, they have faithfully serviced its communities with their financial needs for 110 years and continually strives to offer innovative products, superior service, and knowledge, all with a small-town feel. Farmers State Bank is a 4th generation (5th generation growing!), locally-owned, all Montana bank. Learn more by visiting their website HERE.

There is a lot of great activity taking place in Midtown Missoula right now, and the timing for coming together to enhance this area of our community for businesses and residents alike has never been better.

Thank you to everyone who has committed to helping accomplish this mission by becoming members of the organization. Over the last month we welcomed the following businesses to the Missoula Midtown Association membership:

CASA of Missoula
The Dram Shop Central
Jolynn McDermott, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices of MT
Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce
Missoula Family YMCA
Spartans Tuning
Zootown Sports Cards

Farmers State Bank is one of Montana’s oldest independently owned and operated banks, opening in Victor in 1907. The bank has grown and expanded over the years to meet the needs of customers all over western Montana. Today there are full-service branches serving the communities of Darby, Hamilton, Victor, Stevensville, Florence, Lolo, Missoula, Helena and Kalispell.

Missoula customers also enjoy the convenience of having a dedicated Lending Office in the midtown area located at 1750 Brooks, #B. Sandy Bollom, VP/Commercial Lender; Jared Darnell, Commercial Lender and Nicole Dix, Mortgage Lender are available at this location by appointment to discuss customers’ banking/lending needs. Both Sandy Bollom and Jared Darnell are active members of the Missoula Midtown Association and Farmers State Bank will co-sponsor the Midtown Mixer in October.

One of Farmers State Bank’s most enduring commitments to the communities they serve is through scholarships. Since 2001, Farmers State Bank has awarded over one million dollars in scholarships benefitting 142 students all over western Montana.

While the Bank continues to grow and expand, Farmers State Bank is firmly committed to keeping the community bank feel and atmosphere across all locations. They continue to invest in technology that allows Bank employees to free up time in order to work directly with customers.

Learn more at www.farmersebank.com.

Looking back at our organization’s history, I am incredibly proud of the progress made to date and everything that we have accomplished up to this point. I am even more excited about the vision for the future and the untapped potential this group has to make a positive impact on our community. As membership continues to grow, we need to remain focused on fulfilling our mission that is to enhance the quality of life and quality of place for businesses, residents, and visitors in Midtown. To achieve this goal, we need a strong and united voice to represent the issues and opportunities we face. This unified and representative voice will be most effective and inspire results as more people contribute to the ideas formulated and solutions developed. That’s why we want to hear from you, our members!

Please share with us your ideas, suggestions, opportunities, issues, concerns or anything that impacts Midtown in any of the following ways:

  • Fill Out the Membership Engagement Survey and send it to us
  • Submit Feedback through our Website HERE
  • Email Us directly by clicking HERE
  • Provide Input at a Midtown Mixer – speak with a member of our board of directors or submit an idea onto our Mission Board

We appreciate and value your feedback and contributions to the health and vitality of Midtown Missoula. Thank you for your time and participation!

Mark Bellon, P.E., COO | Territorial Landworks, Inc.President, Missoula Midtown Association Board of Directors

Join us in Midtown Missoula on Tuesday, September 3rd for our Midtown Mixer hosted by the Missoula Organization of REALTORS from 5-7pm. Enjoy appetizers, ice-cold drinks and networking with other folks in the area. Missoula Organization of REALTORS is located at 724 Burlington Avenue.

Missoula Organization of REALTORS (MOR) is an organization comprised of individuals who are involved in the commerce of homeownership and business growth. They are in the business of building community, as well. ‘Building Community’ and giving back to the community is the heart of the organization. Individual members are some of the most civic-minded community activists. As REALTORS® and other real estate professionals, they “Choose to Make a Difference.”

MOR supports programs and holds events throughout the year in support of the community. Since 1988, through these programs and events, they have raised contributions totaling over $94,000 for various Missoula agencies, projects and organizations.

Through their business and our community involvement, they are “RE-imagining Home and Community.”

We hope to see you there! Click HERE for additional details.

Territorial Landworks, Inc. (TLI) is a Montana-based civil engineering, land surveying, and land-use consulting company founded by local entrepreneurs in 2007. The firm specializes in public and private sector land use and community development projects such as the new Kettlehouse Bonner Brewing facility and Amphitheater, Downtown Missoula Master Plan, public infrastructure projects with the City of Missoula and Missoula Water, and several subdivision projects. TLI delivers value to clients while maintaining a professional client-focused approach on all projects.

‘Partnering to Build Better Communities’ is the tagline the firm lives out by giving back to the Missoula, Billings, and Kalispell communities where their three offices are located. This is done through professional services provided that increase public health and safety, community sponsorships that enable non-profits and associations to carry out their civic missions, and participation on boards and committees that support development and advancement of vibrant communities. In the fall of 2018, TLI was the recipient of the Circle of Excellence Award for their dedication and participation in the community, presented by the Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce.

In 2013 TLI partnered with the Missoula Redevelopment Agency and utilized URD III Facade Improvement Program assistance to complete the renovation project that included interior and exterior upgrades to their corporate office located in Midtown Missoula. This reinvestment is now home to two thriving businesses; TLI and Keller Williams Realty.

Territorial-Landworks, Inc. has been instrumental in the revitalization of the Missoula Midtown Association. Mark Bellon, COO for the firm, is the President of the Association and Tyrell McPherson, Business Support Specialist for the firm, is the Secretary.

Chef Abe Risho has joined the team at Rumour as their new Executive Chef. Risho is new to Rumour, but definitely not new to Missoula. He grew up learning the love of food from his father, whose 45-year career as a chef focused on the anthropological study of world cuisine, and has utilized this skill to create culinary enjoyment for Missoulians for many years at Perugia and The Silk Road.

Along with his arrival, Rumour has implemented a number of exciting changes and new recipes for guests to enjoy. Chef Risho is all about fresh, local and sustainable foods where the dish is just as beautiful as it is delicious.

Rumour is open for lunch Monday-Friday, 11:30am-4pm, dinner daily 4pm-close, and brunch on Saturday & Sunday from 9:30am-2pm.

The dog days of summer are upon us, and with the sultry weather comes the sweet smell of popcorn and funnel cakes wafting through the air, the flavor of juicy Vikings and fruity snow cones, music playing, children laughing, and all the sights and sounds of the annual Western Montana Fair! Join in on all the fun and festivities August 7-11 at the Missoula County Fairgrounds.

For the third year in a row, the Fair will be Free Admission to keep it easily available to all, and accessibility is expanding this year with free-to-attend arena events each day in addition to countless additional free and affordable activities for all ages throughout the week.

New this year is the “Green Thumbs and Pie Crumbs!” theme to promote a commitment to sustainable practices and reduction in waste material. The Western Montana Fair is proudly joining Missoula’s ZERO by FIFTY initiative, which aims to reduce 90% of the material we send to the landfill by 2050. Look for the “Green Thumb” logo and be sure to utilize stations around the venue for all recyclable/compostable serving materials, which vendors will be using this year more than ever!

Also new – or rather, “renewed” – this year will be the renovated Commercial and Culinary Buildings. Through thoughtful planning and massive efforts over recent years, structural improvements such as an elevator, restrooms, ventilation, windows, lighting, roofs, doors, siding, and floors will make these spaces useful for another 100 years. The MADE Fair Marketplace returns to the remodeled Commercial Building in 2019, with over 100 local artists and opportunities to support local nonprofits.

Come help support our eclectic community and enjoy delicious food, impressive exhibits, thrilling events, and all the exuberant fanfare that the Western Montana Fair has to offer at one of Midtown Missoula’s signature events of the summer!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Community FirstCare in Missoula is changing the way patients access non-emergency medical care. They provide easily accessible online check-in and a wide-range of walk-in care services such as treatment of sprains & strains, cold & flu, vaccinations, and sports physicals. Designed to get patients in, get them treated and on with their day with little to no wait time.

“People are busy and have become comfortable scheduling everything from their restaurant reservations to hair appointments online – why should medical appointments be any different,” said Apryle Pickering, Director of Community FirstCare. “Our goal is to have an empty waiting room, where patients no longer need to sit and wait to be seen.”

For follow-up care, they are affiliated with Missoula’s premier health system, Community Medical Center. Insurance is accepted and affordable self-pay rates are available. Located downtown and Midtown Missoula in the Trempers Shopping Center.

Alphagraphics started in 1965 as Gateway Printing and is now located on South Avenue with a satellite location on campus in the University Center, which is also open to the public. Their mission is to meet the needs of their customers as they see them by offering products and services that they consider the best value in a way that demonstrates sales professionalism, customer service excellence, and operating effectiveness. They aim to make their customers consistently satisfied, to ensure that planned outcomes are met and that the team is proud of their accomplishments. Alphagraphics specializes in all forms of visual communications. The company started in the staple business of commercial printing and has evolved into large format, vehicle wraps, promotional products, digital production and mailing services. They offer full-service design, web design, and support.

Alphagraphics is people-oriented and their professional staff makes the difference. They take pride in people being able to come into their facility to touch, feel and work face-to-face in an environment that provides excellent customer service.

Alphagraphics is a family-owned business that is currently developing its third generation of family ownership. They have 32 full-time employees in Missoula and they are also part of a global franchise group. The Missoula team received the company’s highest honor with the 2018 Franny Award, for the most outstanding franchisee in recognition of being the best-run business in all areas and a tribute to a proven record of contribution to peers and the entire Alphagraphics Network.

Join fellow members of the Missoula Midtown Association for our April Midtown Mixer at Clearwater Credit Union, located at 3600 Brooks Street in the Corporate Training Center building.
Enjoy appetizers, ice cold drinks and networking with other folks in the area by stopping by to see the new facility!
 
Clearwater Credit Union’s mission is to be a force for good in banking, in the communities we serve, and in the lives of our members. Established in 1956 – today, Clearwater is Montana’s second-largest credit union and its largest US Treasury Department certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). A member-owned, not-for-profit banking cooperative, Clearwater proudly serves over 52,000 members across 20 counties in Western Montana and is committed to donating 5% of net income each year to local organizations and non-profits. 

THE LEAD: Midtown Master Plan RFP Published

The Missoula Midtown Association and other public, private, and nonprofit partners are seeking the services of a consulting team with broad experience in visioning, urban planning and design, landscape architecture, parking, transportation, market and housing analysis, citizen outreach and implementation to create a Midtown Master Plan (MMP). The MMP will reflect Midtown’s values and reinforce our unique character, culture, and economic activity. It will provide strategies to use as a blueprint for the development of the area.
 
The project is funded by over 35 different partners, including 30 private businesses from the Midtown area and six public partners. The selected team will lead Missoula County in the planning process over the next 18 months.
 
Proposals are due April 1, 2022
 
For more info, you can send questions to our email address: midtown@missoulamidtown.com
 
To download the RFP, visit the Master Plan page of our website here: https://mslamidprod.wpenginepowered.com/masterplan/http://The Missoula Midtown Association and other public, private, and nonprofit partners are seeking the services of a consulting team with broad experience in visioning, urban planning and design, landscape architecture, parking, transportation, market and housing analysis, citizen outreach and implementation to create a Midtown Master Plan (MMP). The MMP will reflect Midtown’s values and reinforce our unique character, culture, and economic activity. It will provide strategies to use as a blueprint for the development of the area. The project is funded by over 35 different partners, including 30 private businesses from the Midtown area and six public partners. The selected team will lead Missoula County in the planning process over the next 18 months. Proposals are due April 1, 2022 For more info, you can send questions to our email address: midtown@missoulamidtown.com
 
To download the RFP, visit the Master Plan page of our website here: https://mslamidprod.wpenginepowered.com/masterplan/

Join fellow members of the Missoula Midtown Association for our March Midtown Mixer at Opportunity Bank, located at 1821 South Ave W, Suite 101!

Enjoy appetizers, ice cold drinks and networking with other folks in the area by stopping by to see the new facility!
Opportunity Bank of Montana opened its doors in August of 1922 as American Building and Loan with a single office in Helena. Since our first day, it has been our honor to be a Montana community financial institution committed to providing strong financial futures for Montanans. Opportunity Bank has two convenient locations in Missoula and branches across Montana.

Join fellow members of the Missoula Midtown Association at Oddpitch Brewing located in the new Kent Shopping Center at 1200 West Kent Suite 103!

This event is hosted by Sterling CRE Advisors, who would like to thank Oddpitch Brewing for partnering with them on the location for the February Midtown Mixer.
Enjoy appetizers, ice cold drinks and networking with other folks in the area by stopping by to see the new facility!

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