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Neighborhood News - March 20, 2017

Neighborhood News – March 20, 2017


News this week:

1)     The Bozeman Sunrise Rotary Club is now accepting applications from eligible homeowners to receive free home repairs during their 2017 Fix-Up Festival. This year, their eighth annual one-day event is planned for Saturday, September 23rd.
o   Eligible applicants must be low-income, and own and live in their home. Low income is considered up to two times poverty level income. Applicant income is confirmed by HRDC as part of the Sunrise Rotary Club's screening process. Eligible applicants must live in Belgrade, Bozeman, Four Corners or Gallatin Gateway, MT. Owners of mobile and modular homes qualify. While preference will be given to the elderly and/or disabled, and veteran homeowners, all low-income homeowners are eligible. Similar to past years, they anticipate selecting twelve homes this year to receive free repairs.
o   Applications are available at either the HRDC offices, the Gallatin Valley Food Bank, or from Love, INC. They describe Fix-Up Festival, typical repairs that can be done by volunteers, eligibility criteria and how to apply.
o   How to Apply: For applicants with internet access, Sunrise Rotary recommends they apply on their secure website, Applications can also be downloaded for printing from the website, or by clicking on this link: FUF Email-able Brochure. All paper applications should be mailed to the address shown. Applications must be either postmarked or submitted online by April 1st.
2)     The Historic Preservation Advisory Board has 2 openings on their board. Interested? Contact Deputy City Clerk, Pearl Michalson at or 406-582-2320.
o   The Bozeman Historic Preservation Advisory Board was created under Division 6 of the Bozeman Municipal Code as a measure to establish a local historic preservation program designed to promote the preservation of historic and prehistoric sites, structures, objects, buildings, and historic districts by addressing historic preservation issues at the local level and integrating them into local, state, and federal planning and decision-making processes. The historic preservation program includes the identification, evaluation and protection of historic resources within the city (Ordinance No. 1180). The board shall act in an advisory capacity to the City Commission, City Planning Board, Zoning Commission and other boards and City staff seeking advice on historic preservation issues.
o   Submit an application.
3)     Spot a Pothole? Call 406-582-3208 and we’ll smooth things over! From your Bozeman Streets Department.
4)     The March InterNeighborhood Council meeting minutes are available for review.

Have a great week!
Jessica Johnson, City of Bozeman Neighborhood Coordinator


Development Review Committee (DRC) on Wednesday, March 8 – 10 AM 20 E Olive (2nd floor Conf Room)

  • Map of projects
  • Project status
  • Call the Community Development Department 582-2260 for more information on any of these projects or visit their office to view plans at 20 E Olive St. You can also make an appointment with the planner (in parentheses behind the project name) to discuss the project in more detail.

1)    Review

16530 Blackmore Bend Master Plan (Krueger) Revisions (located in the Marwyn-Lindley Neighborhood)
NE corner of Highland Boulevard and East Main Street. Proposed master site plan for the development of three buildings incorporating one existing building including the construction of common parking, circulation and site improvements.
·         16531 Blackmore Marketplace Site Plan (Krueger) Revisions (located in the Marwyn-Lindley Neighborhood)
1324 E. Main Street. NE corner of Highland Boulevard and East Main Street. Two story mixed use building with proposed office uses on the second floor and a grocery use on the ground floor.
·         17037 UPS Facilities Expansion Site Plan (WerBell)
95 Simmental Way. Site Plan application proposing the expansion and alteration of an existing warehousing and truck terminal facility on a 4.106-acre lot with related site improvements. The site is located within an entryway corridor.
·         17090 Professional Drive Apartments  Site Plan (WerBell)
766 & 776 Professional Drive. Site Plan application proposing the construction of two 12-unit residential apartment buildings on a 0.96-acre lot with related site improvements.
·         17091 Billion CUP Informal (Owens)
1, 3, and 5 Auto Plaza Drive. Proposal to relinquish the Billion Auto Plaza PUD and amend the subdivision in conjunction with a CUP for existing auto-related uses. The purpose is to increase the property’s consistency with B-2 zoning and the community growth plan in advance of completing site development. The site is located within an entryway corridor.

2)     Upcoming Reviews Tentative DRC dates

·         16525 Westbrook Subdivision Phase 2-4 Final Plat (Saunders) Ongoing
·         16540 West Winds Ph. 7 and 8 Final Plat (Jadin) Ongoing
·         17046 The Lakes at Valley West Phase 3 Final Plat (Saunders/Jadin) Ongoing
·         17050 Yellowstone Theological Institute Final Plat (Krueger) Ongoing
·         17078 Mandeville Creek Enhancement INF (Jadin) March 22
·         17094 Little Tree Learning Center Ph II Site Plan (Garber) March 29
·         17095 Ridge PUD Expansion Preliminary PUD (Owens)  March 29
·         17108 Bozeman West Apartments Site Plan (Rice) TBD
·         17111 City Brew Coffee Site Plan (Owens) TBD
·         17114 Clow Garage ADU Conditional Use Permit (Garber) TBD
·         17115 McChesney Work-Live Site Plan (Werbell) TBD
·         17117 Hoover Way Major Subdivision Preliminary Plat (Jadin) TBD
·         17120 Hoover Way Major Subdivision Variance (Jadin) TBD

3)     Concept Plan Reviews

·         17098 415 E. Olive Street Concept Review (Owens)
415 East Olive Street. Construction of a second single household residence on an R-2 lot.
·         17103 North Montana Lot 14 Residential Concept Review (Owens)
402-412 North Montana Avenue. Demolition of 5-6 structures and the construction of 3 single household residences and carports.
·         17112 Cattail Lot 3 Block 13 Catron Street Concept Review (Saunders) Due Mar 29
Catron Street. Construction of two duplexes on a single lot with a shared drive access and site improvements.
·         17118 Tiera Goich Commercial Building Concept Review (Rogers) Due March 29
Nikles Drive in McChesney Business Park. A two unit commercial building on the corner of Nikles Dr and North 7th with related parking and site improvements.


Downtown Bozeman Update


Ø Ongoing Development Projects:

·         5 West Overview, currently under construction, completion slated for spring 2017
·         Lark Hotel Addition, construction started, Victory Taco closed for season
·         Rialto Theater, construction has begun, fully-gutted, completion set for August 2017
·         Masonic Temple, front façade complete, south Tracy walkway still there and hopefully removed soon.
·         NeBo residential project, 12 units, 400 block of East Mendenhall completed and residents moving in
·         107-111 East Main (Nevitt Building), brick restoration project is complete
·         Residential in-fill project on North Church, 5-plex under construction

Ø  Business Opening Updates:

·         Boho Bozeman opening at 129 W Main in spring 2017
·         Stuffed Crepes and Waffles opening at 26 West Main Street in spring 2017
·         Upper Cut Barber Shop opening at 238 E Main March 2017

Ø  Spring 2017 Events*:

·         Bridal Walk – Saturday, April 1, 11am-3pm
·         Bozeman Clean Up Day – April 22, 2017 at 8:30am.
·         Bobcat Fest on Main – Friday, April 28, 5-7pm
·         Downtown Partnership Annual Breakfast at the Baxter Hotel - Friday, May 12 at 7:30am

*Most events above are “DBA Hosted Events”, for ALL Community Events happenings in Downtown Bozeman, visit


MSU Events in March

Ø  3/20 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Session
Ø  3/21 Journey with special guest Asia at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
Ø  3/22 Eric Church - Holdin' My Own Tour at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse 
Ø  3/25 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Session
Ø  3/25 CROCS Family Day at MOR
Ø  3/25 Track and Field Bobcat Invitational 
Ø  3/27 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Session
Ø  3/28 Brews & the Big Sky: Welcome Aboard! Bringing Prosperity to Big Sk
Ø  3/28 Cafè Scientifique: What's Killing the Bees? The Impacts of Pathogens and other Factors on Honey Bees
Ø  3/29 Letters and Science Distinguished Speakers Series, Willy Vlautin
Ø  3/29 Elise R. Donohue Lectures on the American West Presents: Bringing the Ocean to Eye Level


Upcoming Events:

Ø  City of Bozeman Event Calendar:
Ø  City Commission Meeting
o   Monday, March 20 – 6 PM – City Hall, Commission Room (121 N Rouse)
o   Agenda:,-2017-City-Commission-Meeting#registration
Ø  Northeast Neighborhood Association Spring Meeting
o   Thursday, March 23 – 6:30 PM – Beall Center (415 N Bozeman)
o   Newsletter & Agenda:
Ø  Westlake BMX Park Information Meeting (Midtown Neighborhood)
o   Wednesday, March 29 – City Hall, Madison Room (121 N Rouse)
Ø  Bogert Park Neighborhood Association Spring Meeting
o   Thursday, March 31 – 6:30 PM – Longfellow School Gym (516 S Tracy)
o   Agenda: Vision & Plan for the neighborhood
Ø  April Pool’s Day – Swim Free at the Bozeman Swim Center
o   Saturday, April 1 – 10am to 12pm – Bozeman Swim Center, 1211 W Main St.
o   Learn and refresh you water-safety skills: Boating & lifejacket safety, rescue skills, floating & water acclimation, Hands-only CPR, adult swimming lessons, and for fun: inflatable obstacle course
Ø  R/UDAT Events –
o   Neighborhood Walk & Provide Input - Friday, April 7 – 5pm – Treeline Coffee Roasters – 624 N Wallace
o   Findings & Presentation – Monday, April 10 – 6pm – Ellen Theater
Ø  InterNeighborhood Council (INC) Monthly Meeting
o   Thursday, April 13 – 4:30 PM – Bozeman Library, Large Community Room (626 E Main)
Ø  University Neighborhood Association Spring Meeting
o   Thursday, April 13 – 6:30 PM – Headwaters Academy (418 W Garfield)
Ø  Bozeman Creek Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting
o   Thursday, April 13 – 6:30 PM – Bozeman Library, Large Community Room (626 E Main)
Ø  Bozeman Ponds Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting
o   Tuesday, April 25 – 6:30 PM – Hyalite Elementary (3600 W Babcock)
Ø  New Hyalite View Neighborhood Annual Meeting
o   Thursday, May 18 – 6:30 PM – Lindley Center (1102 E Curtis)