Growth Policy

Revised Public Review Draft of BSB Comprehensive Plan Available

Please direct all questions and feedback to planning@bsb.mt.gov.

Revised Public Review Draft - BSB Comprehensive Plan

Background

Butte-Silver Bow is beginning the process to update the City-County Growth Policy.  A lot has changed throughout the region and the state since the last policy was adopted in 2008 – the local and state-wide economy looks different, attitudes on housing and transportation continue to evolve, and Butte-Silver Bow is poised to re-envision its future as a leader in these conversations.  Given its central location, storied history, proximity to major growth centers and the outdoor recreation and conservation opportunities that abound, Butte-Silver Bow is flush with opportunity.  The growth policy update will seek to harness that opportunity by re-envisioning Butte-Silver Bow’s future with you – its residents – at the helm!

How To Get Involved

The growth policy update process is an opportunity for residents of Butte-Silver Bow to have a stake and a say in the future of your community.  In the coming weeks and months we will be hosting a series of public meetings and events in Butte and throughout the county.  These meetings will be aimed at gathering public input on the existing growth policy, its vision for the City-County and the policies in place to move that vision forward.  A community survey will be launched after the first of the year to gain additional insight into the future of Butte-Silver Bow, and in late January/early February there will be an opportunity for residents to participate in visioning sessions to provide direction and determine the future growth and development aspirations of the City-County moving forward.  Check this website and the City-County Facebook page  for more information on upcoming opportunities to participate in the process – we will be updating both regularly.  For more information about the update process, please contact:

BSB Planning Department
Lori Casey
lcasey@bsb.mt.gob

Project Update

Butte-Silver Bow Comprehensive Plan Public Review Draft Now Available

As Montana moves into Phase 2 restrictions related to the coronavirus, we feel it is safe and appropriate to move forward with the public process to consider the Draft Butte-Silver Bow Comprehensive Plan. The draft plan has been available for review on the County’s website since early April, but we would like to take the time to introduce the draft plan and its unique components to residents and stakeholders throughout the county prior to formal consideration for adoption. In doing so we are taking into consideration the public health and safety guidelines set at the state and local level as well as the individual comfort of citizens interested in learning about the draft pan. We hope that you will join us for one or both of the following open house opportunities:

  • Tuesday, July 7th from 12:00-1:30 PM - Virtual Open House: Join staff and project team members for an online walk-through of the draft comprehensive plan and interactive Q&A session. This meeting will be hosted by the County on WebEx and participants may join by computer or by phone.

Virtual Meeting Information:

Meeting link:
https://buttesilverbow.webex.com/buttesilverbow/j.php?MTID=me16a5f30275823f8d001f5cbf062cd97

Meeting number:
146 914 7514

Password:
BSBCompPlan2020

Host key:
970362

More ways to join

Join by video system:
Dial 1469147514@buttesilverbow.webex.com
You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone
+14043971516 US Toll
Access code: 146 914 7514

  • Tuesday, July 7th from 5:00-7:00 PM – Drop-In Open House at the Stodden Park Plaza Pavilion: Join project team members at Stodden park for a drop-in studio aimed at familiarizing the public with the goals, policies and action strategies highlighted in the comprehensive plan. This event will be outdoors and social distancing measures will be in place to ensure your safety as well as the safety of the project team members. We hope that you’ll drop by and visit with us to learn more about this exciting plan and next steps!

The draft plan remains available online and we encourage you to take a minute to review and provide feedback in advance of these two open house opportunities. Following the events scheduled for July 7th, public comments will be addressed and necessary revisions to the plan made. Additional opportunity for public comment will be available once the plan begins the formal adoption process, to include a public hearing before the Butte-Silver Bow Planning Board and consideration by the Council of Commissioners. Dates for these meetings will be set following the public outreach events in July.

Please direct all questions and feedback to planning@bsb.mt.gov.

Additional Documents:

Initial Findings Report

Community Visioning