I live in Flynn Ranch, off Mullan Road and George Elmer Drive, and I took the (above) photo from my back porch. I got to enjoy two summers here watching birds and others in that field. They will not stay if apartments are built.
More importantly, apartments and the resulting traffic will completely destroy the peace, SAFETY and beauty of our existing neighborhoods, 44 Ranch, Flynn Ranch and the future Remington Flats. I bought my house one-and-a-half years ago because it suited the old lady I have become and to be near my son.
I knew change would come, but I assumed this land would remain residential.
If this land becomes B2-2 (multi-family), my beautiful views, enjoyment of the birds and wildlife, and feeling of safety will be gone forever.
My property in the slant streets was broken into, probably by “meth heads,” but I have not worried here. That will no longer be the case with 600-plus apartment units.
I have lived in Missoula since 1952, and taught our children for decades. We are losing the best of what we’ve had. Are jobs and housing more important than keeping nature here too?
Please do not vote to let the city change (the proposed) Mcnett Flats at the end of the current George Elmer from residential to B2-2. The City Council votes Feb. 22.