Bozeman Community Plan Update

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The Community Plan and Future Land Use Map


The Draft Plan and Draft Future Land Use Map are here!

Although the Bozeman Planning Board continues their work refining the draft plan and future land use map, we want to provide you an opportunity to review and prepare any comments on the draft before the official public release. The next Planning Board meeting is scheduled on December 3rd. The purpose of this meeting is to continue refining and editing the Plan. The Plan includes broad Themes with supporting goals and objectives, a future land use map that implements the goals and objectives, and includes metrics that will allow us to evaluate the Plans effectiveness.

jobs Community Plan Draft




In addition to the Plan is the Future Land Use Map or FLUM. This map shows general patterns for future development throughout the Bozeman planning area. The planning area shows lands outside the City limits and extends approximately 1 to 3 miles beyond. The map is important because it helps the City align its investment in infrastructure with where development will occur in the future, coordinate with Gallatin County and inform land owners. Good planning is fiscally responsible.

Access The future Land Use Map using the button below. Click on the areas of interest to see the related future land use types. You can leave public comment related to a specific area on the map by clicking the public comment icon  Comment_Icon at the bottom of the land use map application below.

 maps1 Future Land Use Map 




You can click this link Bozeman Community Plan 2009   to compare the older version that includes the future land use map from 2009.

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What's Happening? 

The City of Bozeman is updating its Community Plan, which will guide future growth and development within the City over the next ten to twenty years. The Community Plan update has engaged the public in defining six themes for the future of Bozeman. The Community Plan is guided by you and the strategic plan, which the City Commission adopted in April 2018.

Plan Purpose

The purpose of the Community Plan is to integrate the concerns and desires of the community into a document that guides the City on how to grow and develop. A high rate of land development, changing economic conditions and employment, and maturing nearby communities make it necessary to update plans for the future growth of the community.

Next Steps

The next and final step in this process is create a Draft Community Plan based on the goals and objectives listed above, and in line with the seven themes already developed. A new component of the Plan will be the integration of measures of success - are we achieving the desired outcome? are we applying the City’s limited resources most effectively to accommodate growth? are all of the City’s plans (i.e. Transportation Plan; Parks, Trails, and Open Space Plan; and supporting infrastructure plans) consistent? 

See below for project documents to-date.

Phase I: Foundation | Outreach Summary

Phase II: Analysis + Vision

Phase III: Opportunities + Choices

Phase III involved finalizing the plans goals, objectives, and how to measure success. The Planning Board was the driver on this component. A draft of this work will be available shorty. 


Community Plan Schedule:

  • January 21st:  Planning Board to continue developing the Draft Bozeman Community Plan
    •  7-9 PM, City Hall Commission Room (121 N. Rouse Ave.)
  • February 4th:  Planning Board to continue developing the Draft Bozeman Community Plan
    • 6-8 PM, City Hall Commission Room (121 N. Rouse Ave.)

Community Plan Update Documents & Reports


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  • Why is the City updating the Bozeman Community Plan?
  • How can I be involved in the update?
  • What is the purpose of the Bozeman Community Plan?
  • Does the City have other planning documents?
  • Are there other City plans or studies happening right now?
  • Is the City working with Gallatin County on this update?
  • Are there other intergovernmental land use coordination efforts ongoing?
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Public comment:

Public Comment may be submitted by any of the following options.


Mail to:

Attn: Community Development
PO Box 1230
Bozeman, MT 59771

In-person delivery to:

Community Development
20 E. Olive Street, main floor
Bozeman, MT 59715

Public hearings will be held prior to any final action. No public hearings have been scheduled at this time. Public comment is also invited at all hearings.