Bozeman Community Plan Update

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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 engages the public in defining a shared vision for the future of Bozeman. The Community Plan is guided by you and the strategic plan, which the City Commission adopted last April.

The purpose of the Community Plan is to integrate the concerns and expressions 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. 

Citizen Participation

On November 29th, citizens were welcomed to join in for a large-scale community event to review work and outcomes from Planning Week 2 for the Community Plan Update.

Click for a summary of the Nov. 29th Community Plan Update public event.

Didn't get a chance to participate? Complete the Community Plan Themes and Opportunities Questionnaire that have been identified in our community through this process.

View the Vision Boards and Theme Drawings for this project below in the Community Plan Update Documents & Reports Center below!

Phase II Summary:

The update the Bozeman Community Plan is ongoing and we are gathering great information from you and all the participates who attended one of the many public events we have held during the week of August 6 – 9, 2018 and October 15 – 17, 2018.

     Six “Themes” have evolved from your effort:

  • The Shape of the City
  • A City of Neighborhoods
  • A City Bolstered by Downtown and the Complementary District
  • A City Influenced by our Mountains, Parks, Trails, and Open Space
  • A City Influenced by Regional Coordination and Defined Edges
  • A City that Prioritizes Mobility Choices

We have compiled a summary of responses from the second questionnaire that have been submitted to date. You are welcome and encouraged to complete the questionnaire if you haven’t done so already.


     A more complete phase 2 summary will be added shortly. Stayed tuned!

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.