News from Downtown
This month, First Security Bank will be hosting the Missoula Downtown Association’s Downtown on Tap! Come down and hear first hand about the exciting changes happening at First Security Bank. With the acquisition of Community Bank, First Security will be serving more customers than ever before. We look forward to seeing you for a drink and bite on June 30th from 5:00-7:00 PM. Head to the Downtown office located at 100 E. Broadway!
For more than a generation, downtown’s Riverfront Triangle has been a focal point for community planning efforts. Local government leaders as well as organizations including the Missoula Downtown Association have seen great potential for a new western gateway to downtown in the area bounded by the Clark Fork River and Orange and Broadway streets. On Wednesday, June 3, developers unveiled their vision for a high-density, mixed-use project that would revitalize the entire Riverfront Triangle area with the largest conference center between Spokane and Billings — plus two new hotels, 50,000 square feet of purpose-built office space, 250 residential units, 35,000 square feet of retail space and a new pedestrian bridge over the Clark Fork River. The plan was backed up by a study co-commissioned by the MDA, which found that the conference center would draw an additional 120,000 – 150,000 visitors to Missoula each year, resulting in approximately $14 million annually in new economic activity from the conference center alone. You can learn more about the future of this exciting project at a new website, www.RiverfrontTriangle.com.
The good people at United Way are opening their doors to the Missoula Downtown Association for Coffee Talk Wednesday, June 17 from 8-9 am. Come learn about the work United Way of Missoula County is doing to address issues in education, income and health. United Way is located in a beautiful historical house at 412 W. Alder.