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FINAL ADOPTED Downtown Bozeman Improvement Plan - Now Available

The City of Bozeman and the Downtown Bozeman Partnership have released the final adopted 2019 Downtown Bozeman Improvement Plan. 

Thank you to the residents of Bozeman that attended the planning sessions and provided thousands of comments and ideas.

The Downtown Partnership would also like to thank the consulting team led by Brie Hensold of Agency Landscape + Planning including local team members Rob Pertzborn (Intrinsik Architecture) and Susan Riggs (Groundprint).


Downtown Bozeman Improvement Plan Update Process

The Bozeman City Commission held a public hearing on the Downtown Bozeman Improvement Plan on April 15, 2019. The Commission packet is available in the City’s electronic archive and includes the draft plan, staff report, detailed public comment summary, and other information. After considering the draft document, dozens of public comments, recommendation from the Planning Board, and the recommendation from Community Development Staff they approved the document with some amendments. A final draft incorporating the revisions is being developed and will posted to this website when it is complete. The next phase of the project is implementation. Implementation will be coordinated with other City work plan items in the years ahead. The video of the April 15th meeting is available for online streaming.”

The planning process began in June 2018 with the selection of a team of national, regional and local consultants including Agency Landscape + Planning (Cambridge, MA), Leland Consulting (Portland, OR), Intrinsik Architecture (Bozeman, MT) and Groundprint (Bozeman, MT). The Downtown Plan community outreach efforts informing the draft plan included: 26 meetings with over 100 stakeholders; 8 community events with 230 participants; and nearly 2,300 individual public comments received. 

The Downtown Plan is a neighborhood plan within the Bozeman Community Plan which is also known as Bozeman’s growth policy. 

Community Involvement

Thanks to everyone who participated in the events for the Downtown Bozeman Improvement Plan. Your ideas are helping us shape the future of Downtown Bozeman. To date, we have received feedback from approximately 380 people.

  • 144 online survey responses
  • 165+ participants in five community workshops*
  • 155 comment flags placed
  • 227 comments overall - sticky notes, flags, postcards
  • 68 stakeholder interviews

To view and download the presentations from engagement week, click the “Documents” menu at the top of this web page. There you will find the Downtown Plan engagement week community presentation and the summary presentation. 

Please visit our website, for more information about the project process.



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