UM Releases Environmental Assessment for Missoula College Site, Seeks Public Comment

February 06, 2014

MISSOULA – The University of Montana has completed a draft environmental assessment for the proposed Missoula College building to be built at 1205 E. Broadway. The EA is online at

UM invites the public to comment on the draft by emailing or mailing Project Manager Stephanie Lauer, JBR Environmental Consultants Inc., P.O. Box 7875, Missoula, MT 59807. Comments will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 21.

University officials want to build a new Missoula College building to meet current needs, address long-term increasing student enrollment and ensure adequate facilities exist for MC students and employees into the future.

UM owns the 7.2-acre site, which now contains a Park-N-Ride facility and equipment for the MC Energy Technology Program. The proposed project would include the construction of a building with an eventual build-out of 155,500 square feet. The building would contain four stories and a basement on a footprint of 31,100 square feet, as well as 800 parking spaces upon completion of the second phase of the project.

The project is detailed in a feasibility study online at

Following the public review period, UM President Royce Engstrom will review the comments, the EA and information contained in the project file in order to make a final decision on the proposal.



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Contact: Peggy Kuhr, UM vice president for integrated communications, 406-243-2311,