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Posted on: October 27, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Community Workshops on Montana Pole Superfund Site Planning

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has informed Butte-Silver Bow (BSB) staff that final remedial action steps are being designed for the Montana Pole & Treating Plant Site, with construction slated for 2015-16. Now it’s time to discuss and decide the Site’s land uses when the clean property is turned over to the community. Four alternatives have been proposed and community input is needed. Your participation in four public meetings is welcome.

Workshop Schedule:

Wednesday, October 29th - Noon - Butte Archives

Wednesday, October 29th - 6 p.m. - Butte Archives

Thursday, October 30th - Noon - Civic Center, Foyer

Thursday, October 30th - 6 p.m. - Butte Fire Training Center, 350 Josette Ave

Project Background
The roughly 85-acre Montana Pole Site is located South of Interstate 90 and the Boulevard Neighborhood, North of Greenwood Avenue, West of Montana Street, and East of the Williamsburg neighborhood. This area was formerly a post and pole treatment plant.

In 1995, Butte-Silver Bow prepared the initial land use plan for the Site. At that time, the plan emphasized the Site’s suitability to serve as a recreational area and also support commercial/industrial uses from Greenwood Avenue to the Interstate right-of-way. Over the years, as certain land uses have been implemented in other areas of the community, new land use proposals have emerged.

The Site’s current Growth Policy classification is Open Space, but the Zoning for the Site is M-2, Heavy Industrial. The historic and present land uses in the general vicinity of the Site are typical of the M-2 zoning, including the post and pole treatment operation, and more recently, excavation and paving contractor yards, asphalt production, materials storage and hauling, construction and fabrication, as well as the nearly 20-year environmental cleanup.

For more information, use the link below to view or download the Montana Pole Plant Superfund Fact Sheet and Community Workshop Info (Oct. 2014).

For Questions: Please call Julia Crain at 497-6264 or email:

Montana Pole Plant Superfund Fact Sheet (Oct 2014)
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