NSURB seeks Planning Consultant
The NSURB is seeking a Planning Consultant to codify the goals and design objectives of the District Plan into a regulatory structure within the City of Bozeman’s Unified Development Code.
Bozeman is a small city located in southwest Montana with a population of approximately 40,000. Bozeman has four Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Districts, one of which encompasses N. 7th Avenue which is largely comprised of automobile oriented, strip commercial development built in the 1960’s and 70’s. The N. 7th Avenue Urban Renewal District was established by the City of Bozeman in 2006 and a District Plan was adopted to remedy conditions of blight to create an active and attractive corridor with a distinct character.
Several strategies were adopted to achieve this goal including, but not limited to:
- Develop the corridor as a focus for commercial and entertainment activities that serve residents and visitors alike
- Strengthen the corridor as a neighborhood service center
- Provide mixed use development
- Guide new development along the corridor such that it improves the aesthetic experience
- Coordinate public and private improvements
- Provide flexible public space along the corridor
- Increase pedestrian connectivity along the corridor
Scope of services will involve reviewing the adopted plans which guide redevelopment of the corridor and drafting recommending Unified Development Code (UDC) changes to the existing zoning standards for the M-1 and B-2 zoning Districts (including sign code) to create a new zoning district for N. 7th Avenue. The goal is two-fold:
- Simplify the redevelopment process for properties within the N. 7th Avenue district by codifying the goals and design objectives into a consolidated regulatory structure. This includes allowed uses, dimensional standards and site development standards, specifically for access, parking, landscaping, and signs. An incentive based regulatory structure is preferred for the new zoning district.
- Resolve the areas of conflict between the District Plan and the Transportation Plan. This includes a determination of the minimum standards for public right-of-way improvements required for redevelopment.
Deadline: September 5th, 2012
Contact: Keri Thorpe, Assistant Planner | 406.582.2260 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail 6 copies to Keri Thorpe, Assistant Planner | N 7th Urban Renewal Board, PO Box 1230, Bozeman, MT 59771
Helpful links: www.bozeman.net