City of Helena Growth Policy Update 2019
The City of Helena, in its efforts to provide a more inclusive, dynamic and vibrant community, has chosen to undertake certain long-range planning activities including a Growth Policy update. This guiding document provides a road map for the management of growth within and adjacent to the city limits. The City hopes that this along with other adopted documents can provide residents, staff, and investors with the tools they need to better understand the city and how to best navigate the development process.
We have received the first draft of the Growth Policy Chapters from our consultant! Staff have sent them to our stakeholders, working group, Consolidated Planning Board and City Commission for their review and comment.
In addition, we will also be taking public comment until 5:00 PM on August 20th. Feel free to download the Chapters and send your comments by email. For ease of transmittal, make sure to use track changes for any text changes/additions and leave comments in the margin.
For those of you who might not have time to read and provide comments for each chapter, we have included a Summary of Broad Changes that have been or will be proposed. While broad in scope, this document includes a general direction for the project, an overall synopsis of the project’s public outreach efforts, as well as some formatting changes the City is considering updating.
Please email all comments and questions on the Chapters to mmcconnell(at)helenamt.gov by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.
Want to get More Involved?
Please take a moment to complete this 6-question mini poll so that we can include the results in our update. To submit your general comments on the 2019 Growth Policy update, please complete this form.
If you would like to attend a public hearing or discuss your ideas with staff, here are some upcoming events and opportunities to participate in the Growth Policy Update:
Tuesday, August 20th: Public Comments Due by 5:00 PM
Tuesday, October 15th: Planning Board Public Hearing at 6:00 PM
Monday, November 18th: City Commission Hearing at 6:00 PM
Storefront Studio Event
Below are linked materials, including two workshop exercises and a photo archive, from a Storefront Studio participation event held by the City Planning Division on April 3rd-6th.