Introduction - Accessing the planning map and projects online
The Planning Division is now able to provide summaries and drawings online for projects currently in review in our office. ‘In Review’ projects are projects that have been preliminarily reviewed as ‘Proposed Projects’ and have been found to be adequate to move forward to public notice and final review by staff. These projects meet, or nearly meet with conditions of approval, the City’s review criteria. All proposed projects will have summary sheets available to view online, and ‘In Review’ projects will have plan sets available. ‘In Review' projects are colored light green and with pink hatch on the Community Development Viewer. All projects are also available directly through the Project Documents folder.
NEW – Our offices are now open, but we will continue to receive applications digitally to minimize traffic. Full Application documents and plans will be available online during this time for 'In Review Projects' in lieu of being able to view these files in our office. Please reach out to email@example.com with any questions you may have.
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Sign up for weekly Community Development E-News. The Community Development E-Notifications will be separated into four quadrant-based categories that will be delineated at 19th Avenue and Main Street. (NW, SW, NE, SE). These weekly emails will list projects that are entering the public notice or public comment period and will provide direct links to each development project on the viewer.
In the Project Documents folder, the planning projects are organized by project number. The project number can be found on the public notice you received in the mail, or saw posted on a public notice sign. A direct link to each project’s folder is also available on our Project Information Portal. Here you can pan and zoom the map and then click on projects to pinpoint information about the projects you are interested in learning more about (See FAQ instructions below). Projects that are proposed (designated Application Received, On Hold, or Initial Review) will have a summary sheet in their online folder. Projects in Review (designated Public Notice or Final Review) will have a summary sheet, public notice, and full plan sets in their online folder.
Projects in public notice will show green on the map. The public notice form in the project’s documents folder will indicate the dates that public comment is open for that particular project. Comments provided during the public comment period will be included in the staff recommendation to the review authority.
All projects processed by the Planning Division receive staff review for compliance to the City’s municipal code and state statutes. They then may go on, depending on the project type, to be reviewed by advisory boards such as the Design Review Board or the Planning Board. These board meetings are open to the public and their date, time and location will be listed on the public notice. The staff planner assigned to the project will then take their recommendation, the advisory board recommendation, and public comment to the review authority responsible for the final decision.
There are two types of review authority, certain types of projects are reserved for public hearing and the City Commission is responsible for the final decision, others are administrative reviews and the Director of Community Development is responsible for the final decision. More information on review authority designations can be found in the Bozeman Municipal Code (BMC) Section 38.200.010.
- Public notices for administrative reviews will have a green colored font for the title heading. These are applications where the final decision on the project is the Community Development Director.
On these projects, the public may comment in writing regarding compliance of this application with the required criteria. Comments should identify the specific criteria of concern along with facts in support of the comment. Per 38.250.070.B, BMC, issues not raised during public comment period may not be raised on appeal. During the notice period the City will continue review for compliance with applicable regulations. Comments may be directed via email to the staff planner or firstname.lastname@example.org. Written comments may be directed to: City of Bozeman Department of Community Development, ATTN: planner name, PO Box 1230, Bozeman, MT 59771-1230. The staff planner assigned to the project will be listed on the public notice and the Development Review Map.
- Public notices for public hearing by the City Commission will have a blue colored font for the title heading. The public may comment orally at the public hearing or in writing at or prior to the public hearing regarding compliance of this application with the required criteria. Comments should identify the specific criteria of concern along with facts in support of the comment. During the notice period the City will continue review for compliance with applicable regulations. Written comments may be directed to: City of Bozeman Department of Community Development, ATTN: planner name, PO Box 1230, Bozeman, MT 59771-1230, or emailed to email@example.com.
Project information and linked documents available online for active projects is provided for informational purposes only and is subject to change as the project moves through the review process. Applications for modification of approved plans may not be available here. Interested persons should always verify the most recent project status and details by calling the Department of Community Development at 406-582-2260, Ext. #5.
Using The Map - Frequently Asked Questions
Click on each of the questions below to review the answers. If you have additional questions not answered here please contact the City of Bozeman Planning Department at 406-582-2260, Ext. #5