MISSOULA — The phased development of a new subdivision off Mullan Road would bring 152 new homes to the Missoula market if approved next week and add to the growth unfolding west of the city.
Remington Flats, a subdivision planned in seven phases on 20 acres, will include an array of housing types across a variety of incomes. The first phase will consist of 27 lots planned on roughly 5 acres.
So far, the project has found clear sailing and is set for final consideration by the City Council on Monday night.
“We have our engineering plans in with the city right now,” said Brian Throckmorton of 406 Engineering, which represents the developers. “That probably has another couple of weeks to a month. After that’s approved, it would allow us to begin construction.”
While construction would begin on Phase 1 this spring, the entire development won’t be fully built until 2034. But other housing projects are in the works in the area as well, including a new subdivision just east of Remington Flats, which is expected to come to the City Council next month.
Throckmorton said Remington Flats is designed for young families, a concept reflected in the street design, larger back yards, and front-facing garages.
The project would also include new roads, including the extension of George Elmar Drive and connections into the existing 44 Ranch subdivision.
“The idea is to minimize any construction traffic going through any major residential areas,” Throckmorton said. “We’re going to have construction traffic not running through 44 Ranch.”
If final approval is granted on Monday, the development team will begin working to meet the various conditions placed upon the project by the city. Basic infrastructure work would begin in March, though the home sites associated with Phase 1 likely won’t be ready until fall.
“That really depends. We’re seeing things like PVC shortages, getting people to come out and build through that process,” Throckmorton said. “It’s hard to tell in the construction world, but you’re probably talking mid-to late-summer or early fall."