About Bozeman’s North 7th Avenue Urban Renewal District
In November 2006, the City of Bozeman designated a Tax Increment Finance (TIF) District, under which incremental increases in taxes due to redevelopment are accumulated in a TIF fund. The expenditure of this fund is guided by the N. 7th Avenue Design and Connectivity Plan (District Plan) and the Blight Report adopted by the Bozeman City Commission in 2005.This Plan is the city’s response to remedy the conditions of blight found in the August 2005 Blight Report through thoughtful redevelopment of the Corridor. A basic goal is to have an active and exciting corridor that is attractive with a distinct character. A strategy for achieving this goal is to improve the experience for the user by creating safe attractive walkways, streets and by providing buildings and landscaping that are of interest to users and passersby.
N. 7th Avenue Zone Code Analysis Underway
In November, the NSURB selected Clarion Associates, Inc. to evaluate the zoning and design standards for N. 7th Avenue. With the goal of creating an improved zone code, the NSURB hopes to aid in the redevelopment of the corridor (read more).
On October 15th, the Bozeman City Commission approved an amendment to the NSURB’s FY2013 budget allowing the board to move forward on the installation of 33 new MSU Bobcat blue light fixtures on N. 7th Avenue between the I-90 bridge and Juniper Street (read more).
The District Board
Decisions about District projects are made by a nine-member Board of five voting members and four non-voting members who are appointed by the City Commission. The N. 7th Avenue Urban Renewal Board (NSURB) is comprised of business owners and residents within the District and others supportive of implementing the District Plan.
The Board meets at 4:30 PM on the first Thursday of every month in the Upstairs Conference Room of the Stiff Professional Building located at 20 E. Olive Street