Orchard Gardens Residential


210 N Grove Street
Missoula, MT 59804


35 Homes
18 - 1BR
12 - 2BR
5 - 3BR

Rent: Please contact the property manager.

Utility Info

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


Project completion date: January 2006

Property Manager

Tamarack Property Management - Missoula

(406) 493-0752

1535 Liberty Lane, Suite 110 E
Missoula, MT 59808

The Neighborhood

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

Sustainable Features

  • 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
Equal Housing Opportunity

Homeword is firmly committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its properties, programs and services, classes, activities, and materials. Please call (406) 532-4663 x10 to request accommodation or to obtain materials in an alternate format, or dial 711 (TTY) for Montana Relay.