Triangle Community Plan

An aerial view of the Gallatin Valley

 

Triangle Community Plan Draft!

Who is the Planning Coordination Committee?

The Planning Coordination Committee (PCC) was formed in August, 2016 to provide a forum for planning related coordination in the area of Gallatin County referred to as theTriangle. The Triangle is generally the area between the City of Bozeman, Belgrade and Four Corners. To see the proposed Triangle Plan boundaries see the Interactive Map. The PCC was established through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that outlined the need for coordination and communication between the jurisdictions to support growth and development patterns as they expand in this area of the Gallatin Valley. The MOA identified infrastructure, public safety, parks and trails, neighborhood design and other land use attributes that would benefit from cooperative planning.

The PCC is comprised of 3 representatives from each jurisdiction, a commissioner, planning staff and planning board member.

RepresentativesCity of BozemanCity of BelgradeGallatin County
CommissionersChris MehlKris MenicucciDon Seifert
Planning Board MembersLauren WatertonElizabeth MarumRandy Visser
Planning StaffChris SaundersJason KarpSean O'Callaghan

What is the Triangle Community Plan?

The Triangle Community Plan was developed by the PCC in cooperation with community partners, local government departments and public input to establish policies in the Triangle to achieve the vision of:

  • Regional coordination creates and maintains a coherent land use pattern that supports the needs of existing and future citizens and the desire to protect community character and amenities. Cooperation between jurisdictions supports development patterns that do not compromise the ability of municipalities to grow in the future or expand necessary infrastructure.   

Belgrade, Bozeman and Gallatin County will coordinate land use in the Triangle to achieve:

  • Compact, contiguous development and infill to achieve an efficient use of land and infrastructure, reducing sprawl and preserving open space, agricultural lands, wildlife habitat, and water resources.
  • Well-planned transportation systems, consistent with the overall growth management vision, support the development of multi-modal and public transportation networks.
  • Community centers have adequate transportation, utility, health, educational and recreational facilities. Residential areas provide healthy surroundings.
  • Opportunities for agriculture, industry and business, while minimizing conflict between adjacent land uses.

How Can I Get Involved?

A copy of the final draft plan (January, 2020) can be found here.

The PCC interactive mapper can be found here.

To hear recordings of past meetings and see meeting materials click here.

To be added to the PCC e-mail list to get updates about the meetings send an e-mail to the Planning Department.

Next Steps for the Triangle Community Plan

On January 21, 2020 the PCC recommended the Triangle Community Plan for adoption.  The three local governments are now initiating the process of adopting the plan in their jurisdiction. Please contact local jurisdictions with comments:

Forum

Date

Contact

Gallatin County Planning Board ReviewJanuary 28, 2020planning@gallatin.mt.gov
Gallatin County Commission ReviewJanuary 31, 2020commission@gallatin.mt.gov
Bozeman Planning Board ReviewFebruary 4, 2020csaunders@bozeman.net
Bozeman City Commission ReviewFebruary 10, 2020agenda@bozeman.net
Belgrade City Commission ReivewFebruary 3, 2020belgrade@cityofbelgrade.net
Belgrade Planning Board ReviewFebruary 24, 2020jkarp@cityofbelgrade.net

Next PCC Meeting:  Tuesday, March 3, 2020. 3:00-5:00pm, Community Room, County Courthouse, Bozeman.

 

Aerial view of Bozeman and beyond.