Gallatin Triangle Planning Study
Gallatin County, MT
Lauren Waterton, AICP
RAPID GROWTH IN GALLATIN COUNTY, MONTANA
In 2013, Gallatin County was awarded a grant from the Sonoran Institute that provided funds for the City of Bozeman and the City of Belgrade, Montana to develop a growth plan for the “Triangle” area of the Gallatin Valley that has been experiencing rapid growth for the past twenty years.
ONE RECOMMENDATION IN THIS STUDY INCLUDED THE FORMATION OF A PLANNING COMMITTEE AMONGST GALLATIN COUNTY AND THE CITIES OF BOZEMAN AND BELGRADE TO DEAL WITH RAPID GROWTH IN THE AREA
Sanderson Stewart assisted the County in developing recommendations to deal with infrastructure, land use and public services necessary to keep up with the growth of the “Triangle” using existing growth policies from the City of Bozeman, the City of Belgrade, and Gallatin County. Also included in Sanderson Stewart’s analysis of the area was three GIS-based future growth scenarios developed by stakeholders from Montana State University, the cities of Bozeman, Belgrade and Gallatin County. The growth policy also included analysis of demographics, land use policies, current infrastructure and transportation infrastructure, existing intergovernmental agreements, public health and safety issues, water, wastewater, and public services.