The State of Downtown Bozeman is an economic activity dashboard compiled using data from the American Community Survey and other data sources. The dashboard quantifies and qualifies Downtown Bozeman in terms of demographics, economy, housing, affordability and transportation.
The State of Downtown Bozeman is free for public use and made possible by funding from the Downtown Urban Renewal District and the City of Bozeman Economic Development Department.
Bozeman is a rapidly growing city with a high quality of life in part due to the easy access to the outdoors, burgeoning tech industry, and cultural experiences it offers. Bozeman intends to maintain this high quality of life as it grows in part by using its land efficiently. Land is a finite resource and its use can either produce high enough property tax revenues and fees to support residents’ needs or drain city funds for infrastructure upkeep. In this story map, Urban3 visualizes property values in 3D to make relative comparisons between downtown with those throughout the community. This analysis clearly shows that downtown generates the most tax value and revenue productivity in Bozeman and Gallatin County. Downtown Bozeman yields 6 times the tax revenue per acre compared to rest of the City relative to their sizes. Downtown yields 200 times the tax revenue per acre compared to the rest of Gallatin County relative to their sizes.
This is an overview of the Downtown Plan Draft Framework presented at various public events on October 29-31, 2018.Download File
This overview was presented at the Downtown Plan Engagement Week kick-off event at the Rialto Theater on Monday August 13, 2018.Download File
This presentation highlights the various public feedback received during the Downtown Plan Engagement Week August 13 – 17, 2018. In addition, some general themes and early improvement concepts are outlined.Download File
The Downtown Partnership has released a Request For Proposals seeking consulting services to facilitate updating the 2009 Downtown Bozeman Improvement Plan.Download File
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The 2009 Downtown Bozeman Improvement Plan 2018 Progress Report documents the progress made towards accomplishing the major goals and objectives of 2009 Downtown Plan.Download File
The Downtown Bozeman Improvement Plan, adopted in 2009, serves as a broad planning tool to ensure the long-term economic health, historic character, and cultural vitality of Bozeman’s downtown urban center.Download File
The primary goal of this plan is to foster an economically thriving downtown that attracts investment, stabilizes and strengthens the tax base and supports the vitality and diversity of the Gallatin Valley as its social and cultural center.Download File
Established a framework and direction to alleviate the downtown’s obsolescence and deterioration and provided for its growth and increased prosperity.Download File
This targeted and comprehensive parking plan for the downtown core guides daily management and serves as a template for future decision-making.Download File
The Bozeman Parking Commission and Downtown Bozeman Partnership conducted the 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2017 Downtown Parking Studies identifying the various parking assets and uses in the downtown district.Download File Download File Download File Download File
This study quantifies and qualifies through-truck traffic along Main Street and identifies alternate truck routes.Download File
The TAG Program supports current or potential developers, property owners, and tenants with financial assistance during the preliminary phases of possible redevelopment projects in the downtown TIF District. Grant monies are available to further stimulate investment in downtown Bozeman, while encouraging a higher level of quality and design in the downtown environment.Download File
The purpose of the Downtown Fiber Connectivity Grant Program is to facilitate connecting buildings and businesses to fiber networks in Bozeman’s Downtown Urban Renewal District (URD). To this end, the Downtown Fiber Connectivity Grant Program will provide a partial reimbursement of the costs incurred to complete the “last mile” fiber connection to downtown buildingsDownload File
The purpose of the Downtown Residential Incentive Program is to encourage the creation of new residential units within Bozeman’s Downtown Tax Increment Finance District (Downtown TIF District). To this end, the Downtown Residential Incentive Program will provide partial reimbursement for residential-related impact fee for the creation of new downtown residential units.Download File
The Streetscape Assistance Program provides property owners with reimbursement for the purchase and delivery of historic street lamps in accordance with the Downtown Streetscape Plan.
The Downtown Life-Safety Compliance Grant Program specifically seeks to provide financial assistance for the installation of dedicated fire lines for the purpose of complying with fire suppression and safety code requirements.Download File
The purpose of the Downtown Hotel Incentive Program is to encourage the development of a new hotel within Bozeman’s Downtown Tax Increment Finance District (Downtown TIF District). To this end, the Downtown Hotel Incentive Program will provide a partial reimbursement towards hotel-related impact fees for the development of a new downtown hotel.Download File
The Downtown Alley Sketchbook provides examples of landscaping, hardscaping, pedestrian-scale lighting, business signage, courtyards and pocket parks. Such improvements would help transform the alleys into unique pedestrian networks providing usable outdoor spaces for businesses.Download File
The Bozeman Creek Park(ing) Project involves three primary objectives: enhance Bozeman Creek and create a creek-side park; maximize public parking function and capacity; and mitigate storm water issues. Three design alternatives have been developed to improve the parking lot and adjacent section of Bozeman Creek at the corner of South Rouse Avenue and East Babcock Street.Download File
Below are several additional economic development resources for business start-up, financing, consulting and real estate.
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