210 N Grove Street
Missoula, MT 59804


35 Homes
18 – 1BR
12 – 2BR
5 – 3BR

Rent: Please contact the property manager


Owner pays all utilities (gas, electric, water, sewer, garbage, and recycling).


Project completion date: January 2006


Tamarack Property Management – Missoula

(406) 493-0752
[email protected]

1535 Liberty Lane, Suite 110 E
Missoula, MT 59808


Orchard Gardens is situated on 4.6 acres near the urban-rural fringe of Missoula’s western side, an area still deeply rooted in agricultural traditions. A bike trail connects Orchard Gardens with the central Missoula valley and its services.


  • Community garden
  • Laundry
  • Recycling
  • Underground parking
  • Community barn with fully equipped kitchen for resident use
  • Covered bike parking


  • Photovoltaic system on main building provide up to 18.72 kW for site
  • Solar hot water systems on main building preheat domestic water heaters
  • Ground source heat pump utilizes the natural temperature of the earth to provide energy efficient heating and cooling.
  • PVC-free buildings
  • On-demand hot water heaters
  • Low-E windows
  • Use of sustainably harvested lumber from Montana
  • Use of pulverized recycled glass for road base
  • Building orientation is on the East/West axis
  • Energy modeling
  • 35% fly ash in four building foundations, 100% fly ash foundation for community barn
  • Wheatboard cabinetry
  • Metal roofing made up of 30% recycled content
  • Dual flush toilets
  • Load-bearing strawbale construction in community barn
  • Insulation is formaldehyde free and 25% recycled content
  • Post-industrial content flooring
  • Salvage and demolition contract for on-site waste management
  • Energy Star appliances
  • Air to air heat exchangers
  • On-site recycling for residents
  • Direct Digital Control (DDC) system for monitoring energy efficiency
  • Native and drought-tolerant plants in landscaped areas
  • Water-conserving plumbing fixtures, water- and energy-conserving front-loading washing machines
  • Healthy interior air quality with low/no VOC paints, primers, adhesives, and sealants
  • Covered bicycle parking in four areas to facilitate alternative means of transportation


Anonymous Donor – sustainability measures

A Territory Resource

American Architectural Foundation

Charles Engelhard Foundation

City of Missoula, Community Development Block Grant

Enterprise Foundation Green Communities Program

Fannie Mae

Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines- Affordable Housing Program

First Security Bank

Home Depot Foundation

Montana Board of Housing Low Income Housing Tax Credits

Montana Department of Commerce, HOME Program

National Equity Fund

Social Justice Fund