Triangle Community Plan

An aerial view of the Gallatin Valley

 

Triangle Community Plan Draft! Please submit comments to Planning@gallatin.mt.gov.

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 (October 2019) 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 submit comments on the Draft Triangle Plan send an e-mail to the Planning Department by December 6th, 2019.

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

How Can I Learn More?

Come learn more about the Triangle Community Plan at the following scheduled presentations:

Tuesday, October 22, PCC Meeting County Courthouse (311 W Main, Bozeman), 3:00-5:00 pm

Monday, October 28, Belgrade Planning Board Presentation (91 E Central Ave, Belgrade), 7:00 pm  

Tuesday, November 5, Open House at Monforton School (6001 Monforton School Rd, Bozeman) 6:00-8:00 pm

Wednesday, November 6, Open House at YMCA (3673 Love Ln, Bozeman), 6:00-8:00 pm

Tuesday, November 12, Gallatin Planning Board Presentation (311 W Main, Bozeman), 6:00 pm 

Wednesday, November 13, Open House at Belgrade City Hall (91 E Central Ave, Belgrade), 6:00-8:00 pm

Thursday, November 14, Open House at Gallatin County Courthouse (311 W Main, Bozeman), 5:30-7:30 pm

Tuesday, November 19, Bozeman Planning Board Presentation, (121 N. Rouse, Bozeman), 7:00 pm

Tuesday, December 10, County Courthouse PCC Meeting County Courthouse (311 W Main, Bozeman) review public comments and outreach success, recommended edits for final document, 3:00-5:00 pm

Aerial view of Bozeman and beyond.