Heart of Missoula Named One of 15 Great Places in America by the American Planning Association

The American Planning Association (APA) today named the Heart of Missoula in Missoula, Montana, as one of five Great Neighborhoods on APA’s annual Great Places in America list, which marks the kick-off of the organization’s National Community Planning Month celebration.

APA’s Great Places in America program, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, recognizes streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces in the United States demonstrating exceptional character, quality, and planning—attributes that enrich communities, facilitate economic growth, and inspire others around the country. The Great Neighborhoods, Great Streets, and Great Public Spaces of 2017 are places that are unique and exemplary in their amenities and infrastructure, cultural identity, and use of sustainable and innovative practices.

“Great cities create great neighborhoods,” Missoula Mayor John Engen said. “Great neighborhoods have real, distinct identities, and the Heart of Missoula neighborhood is another piece of the public puzzle that makes our city memorable and meaningful.”

For more information about these neighborhoods, as well as APA’s Great Public Spaces and Streets for 2017 and previous years, visit www.planning.org/greatplaces. To read the entire press release, click here.