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Butte begins process of developing a master plan for Uptown

Posted at 11:27 AM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 13:27:00-05

BUTTE — Butte leaders believe now is the right time to develop a master plan for the economic future of the Mining City’s Uptown.

“We are seeing a significant number of folks that are moving to our community, we have a lot of interest in new businesses, not only in Uptown, but throughout Butte,” said Joe Willauer of the Butte Local Development Corp.

Butte held its first master plan remote meeting this week that outlines a plan that would focus on developing Butte’s historic Uptown area.

About 120 people participated in the kickoff meeting over the internet in which a Colorado-based firm is helping develop the plan. Input from the public was heard during the meeting.

“It’s such a unique part of our community and to be able to develop Uptown in an even more vibrant, urban core. And how do we support the businesses up there? How do we support the public infrastructure that’s there?,” said Willauer.

This plan is going to take more than a year to come together and there’s going to be several meetings in the meantime, so city officials are encouraging business owners and the public to get involved in this process.

“We strongly encourage people as surveys come out, other public meetings and Zoom meetings happen, just continue that high-level of engagement, because it’s a great opportunity for everybody to provide feedback into the public process,” he said.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday and people can register for the meeting by clicking this link.