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Missoula City Council to vote on controversial condo project on Monday

Posted at 11:00 AM, Jan 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 12:44:37-05

MISSOULA — The Missoula City Council will vote on a controversial condominium project proposed in the University District on the south end of downtown Missoula on Monday evening.

Papaw LLC and Cade LLC are asking the city to vacate right of way along South Fourth Street East and rezone the parcel to accommodate a 48 housing upscale condo building. The project would rezone an area occupied by historic brick homes.

The proposed rezone meets a number of goals included in the city’s growth policy and Downtown Master Plan.

The city will require a local developer to dedicate 20% percent of its downtown condominium project to affordable housing in exchange for the vacation of right of way under an agreement struck Jan. 15 by members of the Missoula City Council.

Also among the changes the developers will be required to contribute up to $12,000 per building to relocate several historic structures currently located on the property. The proposed project has been before the council since October.

The meeting is set for Monday at 7 p.m. in the Missoula City Council Chambers located at 140 West Pine Street. KPAX TV will have a reporter at the meeting and will have a complete recap on the council's decision on the 10 p.m. News.