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The City of Missoula applied for and was accepted to receive free technical assistance from New Mobility West initiative. The city’s project was to examine urban design and land use regulations on a portion of the Russell Street corridor.

The Russell Street corridor currently provides few pedestrian amenities.

The Russell Street corridor currently provides few pedestrian amenities.

The project was submitted by a multiagency team including the Missoula Redevelopment Agency (MRA), City of Missoula, and the Missoula County Metropolitan Planning Organization. To provide technical assistance, we contracted with Progressive Urban Management Associates (P.U.M.A.), a land use planning and economic firm based in Denver, Colorado that offers expertise in urban design, zoning, and real estate economics. P.U.M.A.’s role included leading a public process to cultivate a vision for the Russell Street Area bounded by Broadway, 3rd, California, and Catlin Streets that focuses on land use and the built environment. In particular, elements that foster an attractive, walkable, and bikeable neighborhood. In addition, P.U.M.A. provided specific and actionable zoning recommendations to the Missoula Redevelopment Agency and the Missoula Development Services can use to achieve the Russell Street area vision.

See more of the Russell Street corridor and hear from some project partners by visiting our On the Ground videos page.

 

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