The Missoula Redevelopment Agency has prepared a draft master plan for the area north of the railroad tracks between Reserve Street and Scott Street. WGM Group Principal Jeremy Keene provides a general outline of the plan.

“We have some good viable industries out there and we want to preserve the opportunity for them to stay there and continue to be successful,” said Keene. “The plan tries to balance some of the newer commercial demand that we are seeing along Reserve Street with existing industrial users. On the east side of the plan area we are seeing some residential activity happening. Creating good transitions and boundaries between those different uses was a key part of the plan.”

Keene says the plan should serve as a guideline for future investments by the city.

“What we wanted to do with the plan was create a guideline or a road map for the city to invest money in the area so that when development does occur the city has a good idea of how to provide infrastructure for that development in a way that makes sense for long term growth of that district,” Keene said. “That way it doesn’t happen randomly or without a good plan in place.”

A meeting to discuss the plan will take place on Wednesday, September 21 at Ruby’s Inn and it is open to the public.