Public input wanted for map of Missoula assets


MISSOULA, Mont. - Missoula is looking for public opinion on the best and worst parts of the city. City planners are holding a series of open houses and public meetings through the week to collect opinions.

Their partners at the Sonoran Institute will then use that information to put the city's assets and challenges -- as city planner Casey Wilson calls them -- on a map.  Those maps will show the best and most challenged parts of Missoula at a glance.

The areas that need improvement will be targets for Missoula's updated growth plan.

There are several ways to take part in the map-making. There will be a public meeting Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Governor's Room of the Florence Hotel. There will be an open house on Thursday at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anther open house will take place during First Friday, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the lobby of the Florence Hotel.

Comments online will be taken through November 5 at

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