Bozeman Community Plan Update

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Join us for our next public open house! 

What: A drop-in event for you to review and give feedback on the proposed future land use map. Bozeman is growing, where will the next 50,000 go? 

When: October 17th anytime from 4 - 6 PM

Where: Bozeman City Hall Commission Room (121 N Rouse Ave Bozeman MT 59715)

Community Plan Future Land Use Open House October 17 from 4-6 PM at City Hall located at 121 N Rouse Ave Bozeman MT, 59715

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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 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:

  • October 15th: Planning Board special meetings to review Draft Plan (consultant Logan Simpson attending)
  • October 17th - Community Plan Open House - Land Use Map and 7 Themes 
    • 4-6 PM in the City Hall Commission Room (121 N Rouse Ave) 
  • October 22nd: Planning board special meeting to review Draft Plan
  • October 29th: Planning Board special meeting to review Draft Plan
  • December 3rd - Community Plan Open House
    • 4-6 PM in the 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?
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.