The City of Bozeman’s code update process is still underway. Here’s a quick update:
Led by findings from this spring’s kickoff meeting, open house and storefront studio event, the City Planning Board and City Commission reviewed and adopted a set of code revisions applied to (area/corridor).
As for the rest of Bozeman, the City felt that other, related efforts needed time enough to advance – enabling things like future gateway features to shape the code update process. That’s all happening now – and it’s expected code update work will resume in-earnest later this fall. Look for dates on this second phase of the work to be announced soon.
Here’s a graphic showing where we’re at, and what’s left to accomplish:
Last June, the City distributed a brief questionnaire regarding many of the recommendations made for phase one. A complete tally and list of comments from that effort are available here, but to summarize:
The Community Development Department is currently in the process of updating Bozeman's Development Code. The intent is that the Development Code clearly communicate the community's expectations for development as expressed in the Community Plan. The purposes of the 2015 Development Code Update are to:
Implement the recommendations of the City's adopted Comprehensive Plan (2009) and its detailed neighborhood and special area plans by:
Encouraging the creation of vibrant mixed-use districts,
Achieving high-quality infill and redevelopment,
Integrating thoughtful greenfield development,
Generate North 7th Corridor Plan (Midtown) implementation and design provisions.
Include traditional neighborhood development zoning districts for the Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District (NCOD)
Include additional provisions to promote and support sustainability including best management practices (BMPs) for storm water, water use, and lighting, and linking land use and transportation (auto, transit, biking and pedestrian).
Support the Comprehensive Plan to promote and support a safe, diverse, healthy, and affordable housing stock.
Comply with changes to State Law.
Make the Development Code a more concise and useable document.
The Development Code Update is a comprehensive update that covers many topics, diverse geographic area, and complex development-related issues. Please note that the calendar and news will be updated on an ongoing basis to reflect community interest as well as Planning Board, Zoning Commission and City Commission direction. All public meetings of proposed Development Code Amendments will be posted when available.
Please Contact Tom Rogers at 406-582-2260 for more information.
The City is also reviewing the Design Objectives Plan
. Please visit this project's page to learn more.
Tom Rogers, AICP
City of Bozeman