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NEW! Missoula County Subdivision Regulations Rewrite Project

Growth and development is expected to continue in western Montana and it can be well-designed and appropriately located in Missoula County or it can occur in haphazard ways that impact the values and places we cherish. Subdivision regulations help guide development in the County. In Missoula County, the subdivision regulations could do a better job of providing the minimum restriction necessary to guide subdivision design and development in such a way that:

Following a long series of necessary but partial updates to the Missoula County Subdivision Regulations over the last couple of decades, it has become clear that the best way to make the regulations more relevant today is to rewrite the entire document. The basis for this initiative started with the Subdivision Regulations Assessment Project.

Missoula County is now moving forward to update and modernize the subdivision regulations in a process that is expected to take at least a year. Through this process we expect to update the regulations to address issues raised in the Assessment, better integrate past amendments into the document, and to catch up with changes in development techniques, community perspectives, and state laws.

The public will be invited to participate on a wide range of topics such as updating road and pedestrian facilities standards, providing input on how to assess and mitigate subdivision impacts, and identifying how procedures may be streamlined. Collins Planning Associates (CPA) has been retained by Missoula County to assist in the subdivision regulations rewrite process.

Members of the consultant team will be visiting Missoula on Thursday, November 21st and Friday, November 22nd to meet with technical experts, boards and commissions, and professionals who interact with Subdivision Regulations. A Special Presentation of the Missoula Consolidated Planning Board is scheduled for 10:30-12:00 on Friday, November 22nd. The goal is to launch a discussion on infrastructure standards—roads, pedestrian facilities, and water/wastewater facilities. This is intended to be one of many discussions that inform the current regulations, and provide the groundwork for rewriting the regulations. The goal is to obtain needed information ahead of making changes to the substance of the regulations. Changes in draft form are expected to be circulated to the public in January/February 2014.
Questions about the project in general should be directed to Tim Worley, CAPS Senior Planner, at 258-4657.

Future public involvement opportunities are expected to range from tracking and commenting on project information and drafts, to participation in listening sessions and/or workshops, to attending public hearings. Missoula County Community and Planning Services Staff will soon provide a project “road map" that informs the public of the various subjects to be addressed, and expected time frames and public involvement opportunities expected for addressing these pieces.

The Consolidated Planning Board holds public hearings and provides recommendations to the City and County governing bodies on adoption and amendments to growth policies, zoning regulations, and subdivision regulations. They also hear and make recommendations on zoning and rezoning requests and major subdivision proposals located in both the City and County.


The Missoula Consolidated Planning Board meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 140 W. Pine, Missoula. The meeting is recorded by MCAT; Check the schedule at MCAT for viewing times.

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Name Start of Term End of Term
County Appointments: Board of County Commissioners (BCC)
Dick Ainsworth March 6, 2012 Dec. 31, 2015
Tim Ibey Jan. 1, 2010 Dec. 31, 2015
Jennifer Long March 2, 2011 Dec. 31, 2013
Jerry O'Connell Jan. 1, 2011 Dec. 31, 2013
City Appointments: Mayor
John Newman Jan. 1, 2012 Dec. 31, 2015
Greg Oliver July 2, 2013 Dec. 31, 2013
City Appointments: City Council
John DiBari Jan. 1, 2012 Dec. 31, 2014
Tim Skufca Jan. 1, 2011 Dec. 31, 2013
Planning Board Appointed Member
Don MacArthur Jan. 1, 2012 Dec. 31, 2015
Pat Little - City Council Jan. 1, 2011 Dec. 31, 2013

Membership includes:


Montana Codes Annotated (MCA) Title 76 Chapter 1, Planning Boards, as authorized by the Interlocal Agreement, as as jointly or independently assigned by the County or City of Missoula pursuant to State enabling legislation.