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Review Development Code to Enhance Compact and Sustainable Development (3.G.2.)

Status Indicators: Complete | In Progress| Not Yet Started

At the local level, the City of Bozeman's Unified Development Code (UDC) is one of the most influential documents guiding the form and character of a community. By ensuring the UDC continues to support sustainable development practices Bozeman can move toward a future where households are near the goods, services, and amenities essential to a high quality of life.

  • The City started a revision process of the Unified Development Code (UDC). Sustainability is identified as a priority for the project. Proposed updates to the UDC will encourage best practices in the planning and design of bicycle facilities, including but not limited to bicycle parking and pathways.
  • The Stormwater Division completed a Low Impact Development review for the City's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System permit. Low Impact Development advances sustainable stormwater management by mimicking natural systems to mitigate the impacts of runoff by controlling stormwater where it is generated.
  • The City is updating the Unified Development Code (UDC) to facilitate increased housing density, infill and redevelopment, housing affordability, climate action plan objectives, sustainable building practices, and a transparent, predictable, and understandable development review process. Completion in 2024 is expected.
  • The Engineering Division is planning updates to the Engineering Design and Construction Standards that will include sustainability and resiliency considerations.
  • The Community Development Department is revising the Historic Preservation Program which will look into how policy and the program can aid climate action goals like adaptive reuse, deconstruction, and rehabilitation