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Missoula, Montana

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In rapidly growing Western Montana, Missoula County and the City of Missoula have entered into a cooperative agreement to enhance their ability to plan for future development so that a county-wide pattern of community-building, land use, and conservation that reflects the environmental, economic, aesthetic, and social values of city and county residents is achieved. The agreement created a City-County Office of Planning and Grants (OPG) responsible for land use permitting, long range planning, transportation planning, historic preservation, housing, the "Missoula in Motion" transportation demand management program, the Crime Victim Advocates Program and the Forum for Children and Youth. OPG works closely with city neighborhood councils and county community councils as it implements the city and county vision and mission as they relate to existing and proposed land use and the built environment.
Recent efforts conducted in support of livability include:

A new roundabout is also helping traffic flow smoothly, increasing safety and beautifying the area. "It's making travel along Higgins Avenue easier for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians and making it safer for all to cross the east and west areas of the county" said the Mayor of Missoula. This $600,000 construction project was funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding.

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Updated: 10/20/2015
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