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
June 2023: Finalize audit report, generate annotated outline of code reorganization, draft work plan for code update.
August 2023: Drafting new code begins.
Ongoing 2023: Evaluate legislative outcomes and their impact on code drafting, drafting continues.
January 2024: First draft of code complete.
January 2024: Stakeholder and public engagement begins.