Main Street Planning Toolkit

The Community Development Division (CDD) Planning Bureau has a print and digital library that contains training CD's and publications from the American Planning Association (APA) and other relevant authors in the planning field. The CD's include PowerPoint presentations with audio, transcripts of the presentations, and lists of resource materials. Organizations and individuals wishing to borrow training materials must register with the CDD Planning Bureau by providing their name, organization, mailing address, phone number, and email.

These materials are intended to serve as a training resource for any interested individual or organization in the State of Montana. Please contact Planning Bureau staff through the Community Technical Assistance Program (CTAP) online contact form.


Tash Wisemiller, Program Manager for Montana Main Street (MMS) – along with Micky Zurcher, Executive Director of the Helena Business Improvement District, and Huston Gibson, a professor at Kansas State University – recently published “Beyond the Façade: Layering Downtown Spillover Investment” in Community Development. Read about how façade improvement grant programs spur spillover of both direct and indirect investment in downtown districts by leveraging built capital and harnessing a sense of place.