Butte-Silver Bow is currently in the process of conducting a comprehensive audit and rewrite of the Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 17 of the Butte-Silver Bow Municipal Code). The city-county has contracted with Orion Planning + Design, a planning consulting firm which specializes in zoning code updates. The same consultants completed the 2020 Butte-Silver Bow Comprehensive Plan, which set the scene for the current zoning update.
GOALS & OBJECTIVES
Some goals and objectives of the Zoning Ordinance update are to...
- Generate a more organized, clear, user-friendly Zoning Ordinance
- Modernize zoning regulations and best practices to guide and incentivize positive development
- Reconnect zoning with historic land use development patterns and the unique character of Butte and surrounding communities
- Align zoning districts with the Comprehensive Plan
February 2023: Finalize audit report, generate annotated outline of code reorganization, draft work plan for code update.
March 2023: Drafting new code begins.
May 2023: Evaluate legislative outcomes and their impact on code drafting, drafting continues.
August/September 2023: Stakeholder and public engagement begins.