Hardin, Montana
Growth Policy Management Plan

The City of Hardin is working on a Growth Management and Downtown Revitalization Plan to help guide the community into the future. 

About The Project

The timing is excellent for the City of Hardin to undertake a growth management and downtown revitalization plan. As the world is emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic more mobile and digital than ever before, “place-based” economic development will become increasingly important in sustaining healthy, vibrant communities.

Redevelopment through best growth management practices coupled with the community’s intended investment in the downtown corridor will make Hardin a competitive, regional center. Hardin is ready to take this next step because it has always thrived as a city at a crossroads. American history passed through Hardin, creating an intersection of cultures that makes for a dynamic community with unique opportunities. The city’s location on I-90 bridges rural tranquility with accessibility to larger communities, putting Hardin firmly on the map as both a gateway to various places as well as its own destination. As Hardin is such a dynamic place, a well-planned future, and a strong sense of place in the city will make for a stronger, better-connected region as a whole.

The project will work through phases, including public engagement, public involvement, and public adaptation.

Community Photo Submission

As part of the Hardin Comprehensive plan, we are asking the community to share photos that represent what they love about Hardin. Photos can encompass any of the following:

  • What makes you proud of the community? 
  • What can’t we afford to lose?
  • What can we improve? 

Photos will be used in the creation of the Hardin Comprehensive Plan.

Alternative Submission Options
Project Contacts

Cal Cumin
Hardin City Planner

Primary Planning

Heidi Jensen-Christison
Project Manager

Matt Lower
Planning Manager

Downtown Planning
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