Hellgate Meadows, the first neighborhood to be developed

Hellgate Meadows, the first neighborhood to be developed under a Traditional Neighborhood Development ordinance that the City of Missoula, Montana, adopted in February 2002, is rapidly heading toward completion. Developer Bob Brugh says the core of the 40-acre tract contains a 19,000-square-foot office building, a veterinary clinic, 39 apartments, and sites for a church, a fitness center, a beauty salon, a title insurance company, and 142 units of assisted living. In the “village general” portion of the development, 58 lots are filling with a mix of detached houses; detached houses with accessory buildings that can be used for living or for small businesses; townhouses; duplexes; and rowhouses. The houses are patterned after those built in Missoula between the 1880s and the 1930s. A third phase, opening in March, contains 45 residential lots, which are expected to be sold by midsummer. Brugh’s firm, Neighborhoods by Design, has also obtained TND zoning for an adjacent 57 acres that the company intends to develop later. LCA Town Planning & Architecture of Portland, Oregon, masterplanned the entire 97 acres.