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FRIENDS OF GRANT CREEK’S POSITION

FOGC believes it is vital to protect and preserve the natural resources in the Grant Creek watershed and to protect and support its neighborhood character and connectivity.

SUPPORT OF EXISTING ZONING

 

  • Fulfills Our Missoula Growth Policy 2035

  • In accordance with Grant Creek Area Plan 1980

  • Satisfies all Missoula, MT Code of Ordinances Zoning Amendments Review Criteria

  • Supports citywide need for housing while almost doubling Grant Creek Valley's population; offers opportunity for homeownership

  • Provides for a mix of single-family and multi-family neighborhood developments with 3-story maximum height; preserving neighborhood character

  • Must go through subdivision review process that includes parkland and urban forest green infrastructure- critical in protecting the valley's air and Grant Creek's watershed

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OPPOSITION TO REZONING APPLICATION

 

  • When a property is proposed for rezoning, the city council is limited to making a "yes" or "no" decision regarding the rezone only and no conditions can be placed on the rezoned property

  • When a property is proposed for rezoning, the public participation process is limited. The public can petition and comment during Land Use & Planning Committees and full City Council meetings. Comment can only be about the proposed rezone, not on future development of the land.

  • Developer  would be in complete control of how land is developed and used and can disregard approved city and neighborhood policies, plans and character

  • Rezoned parcels do not go through subdivision review process which protects the environment, including the Grant Creek and Central Clark Fork watersheds

  • Rezoned parcel would allow development density almost tripling Grant Creek Valley's population increasing traffic congestion, air pollution and safety concerns within the Wildland-Urban-Interface (WUI)

  • Rezoned parcel would allow for only high density 4-story residential development  - not within the character of the existing neighborhood

FOGC Petition Supporting Existing Zoning at 2920 Expo Parkway

 

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