Target Range Neighborhood Plan Implementation Meeting
The Target Range Homeowners Association (TRHOA) hosted a meeting on May 13, 2015, to discuss implementation of proposed zoning changes described in the 2010 Target Range Neighborhood Plan.
The Neighborhood Plan recommends modifying the zoning for most areas covered by the plan. The following changes were presented at the meeting:
- The agricultural activities definition would be updated to the current definition in the Missoula County Zoning Resolution.
- Conservation design methods would be recommended (not required) in future subdivisions that may have resources identified “at risk”, such as open space, our aquifer, and prime agricultural lands.
- Areas with CRR-1 and CRR-2 zoning would receive new boundaries rather than the larger district boundaries, which result in greater local control of future zoning changes. These areas would have the zoning designation: Target Range North and Target Range Central.
- Two specific areas with CRR-2 zoning would be down-zoned to CRR-1 to allow future subdivision at one house per acre rather than the current two houses per acre.
The TRHOA will be contacting property owners affected by the proposed downzone to ask them to send a response to the Missoula County Community and Planning Services office to indicate support or opposition to the proposed changes. The results will be compiled in order to assess for future direction on continued implementation of the Target Range Neighborhood zoning recommendations.
The proposed zoning text changes for the proposed zoned areas Target Range North, Target Range Central, and the Target Range West End Zoning District and Maps 10 and 14 that show the existing and proposed zoning areas can be viewed below:
- Zoning Changes
The text, maps, and neighborhood plan can be read at the Missoula County Community and Planning Services office at 323 West Alder Street, Missoula, Montana. (406) 258-4657.
Rewrite - UPDATES!
On May 5, 2015, the Missoula Consolidated Planning Board held a public hearing on proposed amendments to Missoula County Subdivision Regulations Article 5, entitled “Procedures for Subdivision Review, Variances and Appeals.” Recommended changes to this chapter result in changes to limited portions of Articles 1 and 7, which are also recommended for adoption.
This subject matter involves the subdivision review process, from required meetings to public review of subdivision applications. View the memo here.
CAPS staff has also been working on the updates to Article 3: General Design Standards for All Subdivisions. Click here to view the memo. Visit the project page here.
Missoula County Floodplain Regulations Update Project
The Missoula County Floodplain Regulations are currently being updated and Community and Planning Services Staff would like you to participate in this effort. The project website will provide information on upcoming events, background information, and draft regulations as they are developed. Please feel free to submit comments and questions.
Parks and Trails Bond Website
A project website had been launched for the City-County Parks and Trails Bond. You can visit the website here: www.missoulaparksandtrails.org.
East Missoula Land Use
Missoula County was recently selected to receive technical assistance from the New Mobility West program at no charge to the county to examine land uses, roadway designs, and market-feasible development opportunities along Highway 200 through East Missoula from Easy Street to the Speedway/Montana 200 intersection. East Missoula business owners, land owners, and community members will work together to develop a vision for this section of Highway 200. This project is a partnership between Missoula County, the East Missoula Community Council, the New Mobility West program, and PUMA, a private sector planning and development consultant.
Visit the project webpage here for additional information, including upcoming events and workshops!
Missoula County Growth Policy Update
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2nd round of public outreach for the Growth Policy! A summary of what was heard is located here.
Click here for for more information and to learn how you can get involved!
The Missoula County Shoreline Regulations -
The draft Missoula County Shoreline Regulations were adopted by the Board of County Commissioners at their April 22, 2015 public hearing.
Click here to see the updated Shoreline Regulations.
- Interested in volunteering for Missoula County?
The Open Lands Advisory Committee and the West Valley Community Council have open positions.
ONLINE FLOODPLAIN TOOL
Floodplain Status of County parcels per the FEMA floodplain maps can now be checked online using the Chrome internet browser which is available free from Google here:
By entering the parcel's address or geocode number, you can view the approximate boundaries of the 1988 FEMA floodplain maps in addition to the July 6, 2015 FEMA maps: http://gis.co.missoula.mt.us/CAPS/Floodplain/.
CAPS staff has put together
our first annual report to the community. The June 2014 report
includes information on our organization and the projects that
Missoula County residents have helped make successful over the last
few years. Please click
here to be directed to the report.
We welcome any feedback, questions or comments on the work we've been doing and will continue to do. Thank you for your continued interest in our office and the projects within Missoula County.
**For City planning and zoning, contact the City Development Services at 552-6630 and visit the website here.
Last updated on May 14, 2015
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To learn more about the Community and Planning Services program, please contact any of our staff by e-mail, phone or visit our offices at 323 W. Alder in downtown Missoula.
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