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County Commisioners Hearing Documents

Grass Valley Discussion

The Missoula County Commissioners were presented by staff an alternative to the land use designations in the Grass Valley area during the April 25, 2019 meeting. This alternative is based on the regulatory floodplain and land use designations that have been in place in the area since 1998 or longer. The Commissioners continued the April 25, 2019 hearing to allow landowners and stakeholders in the Grass Valley area to review the new alternative.  The alternative was presented by staff as a middle ground between the original staff proposal, and the Planning Board recommendation. 

Previous Drafts

The Land Use Element has gone through a number of drafts all of which are archived on this page. 

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Missoula Area Land Use Element Draft, 

January 15, 2019

This draft, also called the Public Hearing Draft was available for public comment December 30, 2018 through February 15, 2019.  Comments on this document were heared by the Missoula Consolidated Planning Board and incorporated into the final draft dated 4-18-19.  See the Planning Board Public Hearing Documents header below for more information on the Public Hearing Draft. 

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Missoula Area Land Use Element Draft,

October 8, 2018

This draft, also called the Public Working Draft was available for public input October 9, 2018 through November 16, 2018.  Comments on this document were incorporated into the January 15 draft.  See the Public Working Draft Documents header below for more information on the Public Working Draft. 

Planning Board Public Hearing Documents

Information in this section includes comments on the land use map submitted by the public and agencies on the Public Hearing Draft of the Land Use Element, and staff's evaluation of those comments drafted to assist the Planning Board in their consideration of the comments. 

Timeline of Planning Board Events

December 30, 2018: Public Hearing Draft January 15, 2019 of the Missoula Area Land Use Element was released for public comment.

January 15, 2019: The Planning Board opened the public hearing on the draft, and continued the hearing too the next meeting.

February 19, 2019: The Planning Board continued the hearing and after taking comment, closed the hearing and began discussion. Discussion was continued until the next meeting.

March 5, 2019: The Planning Board continued discussion on the draft, and unanimously resolved to recommend approval of the Missoula Area Land Use Element with changes to the Missoula County Board of Commissioners. 

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Planning Board Public Hearing Draft - January 15, 2019

This is the draft of the Land Use Element that the Missoula County Consolidated Planning Board held a public hearing on starting January 15, 2019, closing comment on February 19, 2019, and recommending amendments to on March 5, 2019. To see the draft with the recommended Planning Board changes see the draft titled Final Draft 4-18-2019.

Planning Board Minutes

Minutes from the three Planning Board meetings.    

Planning Board Materials

Materials distributed to the Planning Board by CAPS staff (not including materials listed under Public Comments heading below.    

Public Comments

All public comments received on or before February 10, 2019.

Comments received after February 10, 2019 will be posted online after the February 19 hearing.   

Staff's evaluation of all public comments received on or before February 10, 2019. 

Planning Board Recommendation

In making their recommendation to the County Commisioners, the Planning Board considered all public comments received between December 30, 2018 when the public hearing notice was published and February 19, 2019 when the public hearing was closed for comments. The documents below contain a summary of all public comments recieved and the Planning Boards recommendation based on those comments. 

Public Working Draft Documents

This draft was released for public comment on October 9th and was available through November 16th. The comments collected on the Public Working Draft during this period helped shaped the Planning Board Hearing Draft, scheduled for a hearing on January 15, 2019. 

Draft Land Use Element and Land Use Map

Public Workshop Posters

See the posters presented at the open house meetings on the Public Working Draft. 

Interactive Map

From October 9th through November 16th, the public could leave comments on the Public Working Draft on an online interactive map. Comment is now closed on the map, but the content is still available for review. By clicking on the link below, you can see the comments on the interactive map. 

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Public Working Draft Comment Summary

A summary of comments made on the Public Working Draft between October 9, and November 16, 2018.

Background Documents

The Planning Area Profile is reference document developed to inform the process of updating the land use map. It's a review and summary of what we know, where we're going, and trends occurring in our built environment.

Timeline of major project milestones.

Spring 2018 Outreach Summary

Summary of comments and recommended course of action from our March Workshops

Summary of comments from the first round of interactive online mapping open March and April of 2018.

This is a summary of all outreach done during the Spring of 2018.

June 2018 Outreach Summary

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The Concept Map was the outcome of the Spring 2018 outreach; a combination between what was said by the public and planning considerations like the location of infrastructure. Click the icon to see the map. 

Summary of comments and recommended course of action from our June open houses.

Summary of comments from the second round of interactive online mapping open June of 2018.

Planning Board Updates

Staff has updated the Missoula County Consolidated Planning Board about project milestones. Below are links to the PowerPoint presentations made by staff to the Board.

Information Sheets

Staff prepared the following informational sheets on certain topics brought up during the outreach process. 

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Missoula Area Land Use Element Draft, 

April 18, 2019

This draft, also called the Final Draft was available for public comment from February 15, 2019 through May 2, 2019.  Comments on this document were heard by the Missoula County Commissioners.