Boulder: Creation of a community Branding Development Plan to develop a strategic brand that capitalizes on community assets and identity. The project is an implementation of the recently adopted downtown master plan, completed with previous Montana Main Street funding.
Deer Lodge: Development of a comprehensive community Wayfinding Plan that better guides visitors to downtown and Deer Lodge’s key attractions. The project contributes to local planning and revitalization efforts.
Ennis: Development of a Downtown Master Plan that solidifies community efforts in an actionable plan to increase walkability, accommodate future growth, identity new economic avenues, and guide the community for future development. As part of the community’s long-range planning efforts creation of a downtown master plan will coordinate with the city’s growth policy to accomplish goals in the areas of community and economic development, revitalization, and coordinate with ongoing public and private partnerships.
Great Falls: Development of a Downtown Block Revitalization Study to create targeted revitalization vision for three blocks/intersections in downtown Great Falls. The proposed project builds on the City’s 2011 Downtown Master Plan and would create a vision for key sections of the prioritized downtown core area to catalyze private redevelopment investment.
Hamilton: Development of a community Wayfinding Plan that better directs the flow of motorist, cyclist, and pedestrian traffic. The project establishes community wide signage to increase safety and connect visitors with Hamilton’s cultural and natural amenities.
Hardin: Development of a Downtown Master Plan as a foundational step to create a comprehensive vision for the planning and development of the community. The project will focus on identifying key buildings and upper floor usage. The Downtown Master Plan builds on previous planning efforts and will establish an action plan for revitalization and diversifying the local economy.
Roundup: Conduct a preliminary architectural report (PAR) for the Historic High School and Community Center Building, an essential step toward creating a successful long-term plan for the building and address the feasibility of reopening the building as a community center. The PAR builds on the community’s goals for historic rehabilitation and long-range planning addressed in the downtown master plan previously funded by Montana Main Street.
Thompson Falls: Conduct a preliminary architectural report (PAR) for the historic Black Bear Inn, an essential step toward successful historic rehabilitation of the underutilized building and a catalyst for further economic development in the community. A PAR will establish design work for the building including infrastructure upgrades and a phased approach for renovation including a feasibility study for uses, specifically on the second floor of the space. The PAR will be in line with the branding plan Montana Main Street previously funded as well as being noted as a priority in the City’s 2015 downtown Master Plan also funded by Montana Main Street and CDBG Planning.
Boulder: Development of a Downtown Master Plan that harnesses community revitalization momentum with strategic vision and tangible downtown development projects.
Butte: Conduct a preliminary architectural report (PAR) for the historic Hotel Finlen building, an essential step toward successful rehabilitation and Uptown Butte revitalization.
Dillon: Creation of a Streetscape Design Plan that will assist in the development of a walkable Montana Street corridor in downtown Dillon and support local economic vitality.
Glasgow: Development of a community and downtown Wayfinding Plan that better directs the flow of pedestrian traffic, promotes a safe and walkable downtown core, and contributes to the planning and implementation of local tourism infrastructure.
Great Falls: Implementation of phase II of the Downtown Pedlet Placemaking Project to promote walkable downtown public spaces and outdoor dining space. Only the second such project in the country, this innovative downtown project highlight the impact of outside spaces in creating a vibrant and healthy district. The phase I pedlet spurred a 20% increase in business at the Mighty Mo Brewing Company and phase II aims to partner with additional downtown businesses.
Kalispell: Development of the Kalispell Trail Economic Development & Design Plan, a component of the larger rail corridor redevelopment and revitalization Core Area Plan. The project will interconnect the downtown business core with community-wide development opportunities, neighborhoods, and greenspace.
Lewistown: Implementation of the Creekside Marketplace Project that will create accessible greenspace and commercial development on Main Street and connect the development with the community trail system.
Shelby: Creation of a Historic Preservation Plan that prioritizes community historic preservation, rehabilitation, and local historic development incentives.
Stevensville: Development of a Downtown Master Plan, Market Analysis, & River Park Site Plan that organize local development opportunities, local business growth, and community facilities.
Anaconda/Deer Lodge County: Development of an Active Transportation Plan to address downtown walkability, the promotion of alternative forms of transportation, allow for the interconnectivity of the historic commercial district, and to overcome the challenges of a bifurcated Main Street. The project builds from significant community revitalization successes, including a Downtown Master Plan and the placemaking and street design visioning of the New Mobility West collaborative including the Sonoran Institute and Project for Public Spaces. The project includes funding from CDBG planning and the Montana Department of Transportation.
Glasgow: Creation of Community Branding to develop a strategic brand that capitalizes on community assets and regional identity. The project is an implementation of the recently adopted downtown revitalization plan, completed with previous Montana Main Street funding, and will provide a foundation for subsequent wayfinding implementation.
Glendive: Development of a Downtown Master Plan to create a comprehensive vision for the planning and development of the commercial district. The project intends to position the community in a collaborative effort to better utilize the downtown building infrastructure and identify a unified strategy to develop the regional tourism industry that correlates with the downtown district. The project includes CDBG planning funds.
Great Falls: Implementation of a Downtown Pedlet Placemaking Project to promote walkable downtown public spaces and outdoor dining space. Only the second such project in the country, this innovative downtown vision aims to highlight the impact of outside spaces in creating a vibrant and healthy district. The project will partner with several local businesses, placing a “pedlet” and creating outside seating space for patrons.
Helena: The Helena Business Improvement District will forward a Downtown Façade Improvement Program that offers grants to local business/building owners for improvements to downtown building facades. The program implements a component of the Helena downtown master plan and combines the benefits of historic preservation and revitalization efforts with a desire to leverage public/private investments to incentivize economic development opportunities in the downtown business district.
Lewistown: Implementation of a Downtown Parklet Placemaking Project to promote the walkability and economic vitality of the downtown commercial district. The vision includes the construction of several outside dining and seating areas within the newly formed arts and entertainment district to work in conjunction to support local business and to develop a growing local tourism industry.
Red Lodge: Building from the community’s new brand as the “Basecamp to the Beartooths” and the recently completed Active Transportation Plan, Red Lodge will create a Wayfinding Plan that will determine the best design and location for a community-wide signage system. The project will better connect the Main Street with the abundant number of business and dining, historical, cultural, and recreational attractions within the wider business district and community.
Roundup: Development of a Downtown Master Plan to forward a broad vision and ambitious goals in downtown revitalization, historic rehabilitation, economic development and long-range community planning. The project builds on the recently completed Growth Policy and coordinates with the ongoing Historic Preservation Plan and unifies into a comprehensive effort the significant number of recent successes in the downtown and wider community.