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2012 Historic Preservation Awards

The 21st Annual Missoula Historic Preservation Awards were given on May 4, 2012 in the Governor's Room of the Florence Hotel.

Downtown Historic District

After three years of effort by a coalition of organizations and citizens in Missoula, the nomination of the Missoula Downtown Historic District to the National Register of Historic Places is complete. It was unveiled at a public meeting on August 30, 2006. Below are documents and information on the nomination.

For more information or questions, contact Philip Maechling at 258-4706 or email


The Recovery Center at Fort Missoula


The Missoula City Historic Preservation Commission voted to continue the hearing on this item until January, 2013, at the request of the applicant. This request from Bechtle Architects, representing Western Montana Mental Health Center, is for an Historic Preservation Permit (HPP) for alterations to the Fort Missoula Post Hospital Building.  The HPP package can be viewed electronically at this link.

Historic District Overlay Zone

City Council has charged the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) to move forward on an Historic Zoning Overlay. With this charge, HPC decided to facilitate pubic meetings with residents of Historic Neighborhoods to review the preliminary draft of the South of the River Historic Districts Overlay Zone, University Area, Southside, and McCormick Historic Districts. The process for the Historic District Overlay Zone document will include:

  • Review by the HPC with a public hearing
  • Review by the Plat, Annexation and Zoning (PAZ) Committee
  • A public hearing and decision by the City Council.

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