Bozeman’s decision to adopt a Conservation Overlay District (NCOD) that includes the areas between designated Historic Districts was a gutsy solution in 1991 that made Bozeman a pioneer in the preservation of neighborhood character, scale, and context. The result—27 years later—is well preserved historic districts and neighborhood character that supports a sense of place and a sense of pride for the community.
The NCOD is now being updated. There was concern among many residents that the NCOD would be weakened or removed. The draft report, however, recommends (among other things) retaining the NCOD, while creating two programs within the NCOD boundary to meet the two separate goals of 1) preserving historic buildings and 2) enhancing neighborhood character and context.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
FIRST: Review the draft recommendations at www.bozeman.net/home/showdocument?id=8411
THEN: Come to one of several presentations next week and provide feedback on the draft recommendations.
- NCOD Review event @ MAP Brewery Co. Wednesday, 11/07/2018 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (an informal, drop-in event)
- NCOD Review event @ The Baxter Hotel Thursday, 11/08/2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (A formal presentation and live polling session with limited seating. RSVP to email@example.com. Light refreshments provided. Doors open 30 minutes prior to event.)
- NCOD Review event @ The Baxter Hotel Thursday, 11/08/2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- NCOD Review event @ The Story Mansion Friday, 11/09/2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (drop-in with coffee and donuts and an opportunity to speak with the project team one-on-one and provide feedback)
If you can't attend any of the presentations, you can provide comments to City Historic Preservation Specialist Phillipe Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org or to project consultants email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can get more information about the NCOD at the City's website or watch a short video at www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=oXLuQ8nkvrE
Thank you for your neighborhood participation!