By Martin Kidston/Missoula Current
As Costco hunts around for a new Missoula location, its final choice could hold implications for growth and development for years to come, with some suggesting that a move to a far-flung location could open the gates to urban sprawl.
Backed by recent statistics and the latest growth plans passed by local governments, presenters with the WGM Group said Monday that local residents must decide what kind of future they want to see, be it a compact city built around essential services, or a sprawling metropolis that gobbles up farms and distant communities.
The question is, is Missoula ready to grow up instead of out?
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