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.
The North 7th Urban Renewal Board is pleased to announce the completion of the first phase of the North 7th Avenue Lighting Improvement project. The project replaced outdated street lights with new decorative ‘Bobcat Blue’ colored lights between the I-90 overpass and Juniper Street.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