City of Bozeman vs Gallatin County – Westside Bozeman Transportation Plan

Just who should contribute to the City of Bozeman’s new transportation plan? Developers along the stretches considered have had to cough up funds to improve roadways as part of getting their building permits – but the county isn’t budging. City plans westside road ‘mega-build,’ but county doesn’t want to help pay by Eric Dietrich, Bozeman.. read more →

Crosscut Mountain Sports Center – Bridger Canyon News

PRESS RELEASE BOZEMAN, Mont. (March 3) — Local non-profit Bridger Biathlon Club (BBC), in partnership with another community non- profit, the Crosscut Mountain Sports Center (CMSC), today exercised an option to purchase the 270-acre Bohart Ranch Cross-Country Ski Center property in Bridger Canyon. BBC and CMSC aim to carry on the Nordic ski legacy established.. read more →

Lawmakers consider local-option sales tax – NBC Montana

A sales tax would allow for a little less pressure on property taxes and allow for more in the coffers to deal with infrastructure. I am curious as it is a non-essential goods sales tax. What are your thoughts? BOZEMAN, Mont. – Lobbyists in Helena are pushing a local-option sales tax, and it could mean.. read more →

Bozeman commissioners may extend temporary vacation rental limits

The commissioners will most likely extend the temporary ban on conditional use permits allowing for vacation rentals in R-1, and R-2 zoning areas while they continue to study the public input and impact of short term rentals in Bozeman. What are your thoughts on this issue? Did you fill out the online survey or attend.. read more →

2016 Year Over Year SW Montana Real Estate Market Comparison and Recap

‘Tis that time again – the final numbers are in for the 2016 real estate market in southwestern Montana and overall it is again a picture of growth. Let’s have a closer look at where the market sits in comparison to previous years. Key Metrics – Year over Year 2014, 2015, 2016 Southwest Montana Real.. read more →

Quarter 4 2016 SW Montana Real Estate Market Recap

As we near the heart of winter, let’s take a look back at the key real estate market metrics and statistics for the Bozeman, Belgrade, Big Sky and surrounding market for Quarter 4 2016. Key Metrics – Year over Year Comparison Quarter 4 2016 Southwest Montana Real Estate The Quarter 4 2016 real estate market.. read more →

Comment on Short Term Rentals – Bozeman

The City of Bozeman has just created a survey for public comment on short term rentals aka vacation rentals or VRBO/AirBnB rentals within city limits.  An ongoing hotbutton topic, there will be three live public comment sessions in addition to the survey.   Take the Survey HERE>> SHORT TERM RENTALS PROJECT WHY ARE WE CONSIDERING THIS.. read more →

Google Time Lapse – Development in SW Montana since 1984

A fun distraction – Google timelapse has enabled curious web surfers the ability to see the growth worldwide that has taken place since 1984.  Looking at our specific area, it’s interesting to see when the booms were in construction.  And how Bozeman and Belgrade appear to be growing together. Scroll around or zoom out to.. read more →

City of Bozeman: Business Zoning Check – Bozeman Magazine

It will be interesting to see how seamless this program actually is – it seems that it is only focusing on business opportunities – the zoning code in Bozeman can be cumbersome and convoluted.  Anything that can help sort through it is a plus. City of Bozeman: Zoning Check Bozeman Magazine – Friday Nov. 25th,.. read more →

Growth the answer to Bozeman’s low wages, consultant says | BDC

Will the Google or Amazon rumors help make this come true?  We shall see… Growth the answer to Bozeman’s low wages, consultant says By Eric Dietrich Chronicle Staff Writer Nov 16, 2016 If Bozeman wants to boost wages for its workforce, its best hope is encouraging economic growth so local industries have to compete for.. read more →