Bozeman Community Plan Update

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Join Us to Provide Feedback at the 2019 Sweet Pea Festival!

We are entering the fourth and final phase of the development of Bozeman’s Community Plan. Phase IV includes a lot of work but it’s prime time to check in with you to ask a few questions and reach some people who were not a part of the initial phases of the planning process.

We’ll be at the entrance to Sweet Pea, near the Gallagator Trail and the south entrance to Lindley Park. Stop by on your way in or on your way home to hear what’s going on and pick up a handout that includes upcoming events and ways to influence the outcome.


  •       Fri.   (8/2/19)    4:00 – 7:00 pm
  •       Sat.  (8/3/19)    12:00 – 4:00 pm
  •       Sun. (8/4/19)    11:00 – 2:00 pm

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“In our effort to make sure we have things right. Take this online questionnaire to weigh in on current information. Let your voice be heard!”



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 seven 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:

  • August 2nd - 4th: Awareness outreach at Sweet Pea Festival by consultant Logan Simpson and Community Development Staff
  • August 2nd - 19th: Awareness questionnaire distributed to citizens through online and in person channels (Website, Nextdoor, Facebook, INC Board, etc.)
  • August 19th: City of Bozeman Community Development staff providing comments on draft plan
  • September 2nd: City of Bozeman City Management staff providing comments on draft plan
  • September 18th: Logan Simpson making final edits based off staff comments prior to going to Planning Board
  • October 1st: Formal public notice for Planning Board review of Draft Plan
  • October 15th: Planning Board special meetings to review Draft Plan (consultant Logan Simpson attending, date flexible)
  • October 22nd: Planning board special meeting to review Draft Plan
  • October 29th: Planning Board special meeting to review Draft Plan, tentative vote for recommendation to City Commission
  • October 30th: Logan Simpson making final edits based off Planning Board prior to noticing for City Commission
  • November 10th: Formal public notice for City Commission review of Draft Plan
  • December 2nd: First opportunity for Draft Plan to come before City Commission based on noticing requirements. (Suggested formal presentation by staff with consultant Logan Simpson attending and then extend conversation to January 2020)
  • January 2nd - 13th: Promoting final opportunity for public comment on draft plan
  • January 13th: Consider for Draft Plan adoption with staff recommended changes

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?
More FAQs

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.