Downtown Bozeman Improvement Plan


The 2019 Plan will be completed in three phases beginning in June 2018 and will be completed in April 2019. Opportunities for engagement will be continuous throughout the process.

Phase One: Discover

In this phase, the team will research, map and describe downtown’s history and development pattern, land uses, character, and cultural and economic assets. The plan will incorporate concepts and recommendations from relevant past and ongoing plans, with a focus on reviewing the 2009 Plan for areas in need of updating or revisiting. This work will reveal patterns, themes, opportunities, and challenges.

Phase Two: Ideate

Phase Two will be based around a collaborative, week-long series of work sessions and engagement events to generate ideas and test them with stakeholders efficiently and interactively. Ideas from this week-long series of conversations will be compiled into a compelling, cohesive vision for Downtown laying out preliminary objectives and strategies. The events will be designed to generate excitement and learn which ideas have cross-cutting support. Following these workshops, the team will refine the vision, goals, objectives, and strategies into a draft plan.

Phase Three: Action Plan and Final Documents

The final phase will focus on the creation of the 2019 Downtown Improvement Plan document, including action-oriented strategies, guidance on near and long-term implementation, partnerships, and potential funding sources.

Thank You October Participants  

Thank you to those who participated in the October 29-30 public events for the Downtown Bozeman Improvement Plan. Over 115 people participated in this second round of stakeholder meetings, public meetings, and drop-in events. 

If you missed the public meeting presentation on October 30th, you can still see the concept ideas in the "2018 DBIP Draft Framework Presentation (October)" link below.

Thank You August Participants 

Thanks to everyone who participated in the weeklong events for the Downtown Bozeman Improvement Plan from August 12th to August 17th. Your ideas are helping us shape the future of Downtown Bozeman!

To date, we have gotten 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, scroll to the bottom of the page and click “download file” to download the community presentation and the summary presentation.

Community Surveys

We have recieved over 1,900 completed surveys to date!
Thank you to everyone who participated. The surveys are now closed.

2018 DBIP Draft Framework Presentation (October)

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2018 DBIP Engagement Week Public Meeting Presentation (August)

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2018 DBIP Engagement Week Summary Presentation (August)

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2018 Downtown Plan Update Scope of Work

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2016 Strategic Parking Management Plan

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2009 Downtown Plan 2018 Progress Report

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2009 Downtown Improvement Plan

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1998 Downtown Improvement Plan

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1995 Downtown Urban Renewal Plan

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