The City of Bozeman will host a meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 21 to seek community input on a project evaluating the Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District (NCOD). The meeting will be held at the Baxter Hotel, 105 W Main Street in the upstairs Ballroom.

This meeting will provide a brief recap of the issues raised at the first meeting; however, the goal of this meeting will focus on solutions to the issues. The following questions will be presented.

-       What ideas (new guidelines, no guidelines, mini-districts, etc.) could replace or compliment the NCOD in an effort to conserve the character of Bozeman’s older neighborhoods?

-       What incentives (e.g. deviations, reduced setbacks, ground-floor Accessory Dwelling Units, etc.) should be used within the existing District?

-       How might the process for receiving a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) be simplified or be less laborious?

-       Should the NCOD remain in place?

More information about the NCOD Evaluation, as well as notes from the April 14 Community Meeting, can be found on the City’s website.