News from Downtown
A Carousel for Missoula is celebrating 20 years of service to Missoula in 2015. Help us celebrate at the August MDA Luncheon! Learn a bit of history, find out what the Carousel and Dragon Hollow are up to now, and hear about their plans for the future. Come prepared to ride the ponies and sing Happy Birthday! See you at the Carousel for the party August 11 from 11:30-1 pm Please RSVP by clicking here by Friday, August 7 by 3:00 pm!
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.