Public hearing to be held Jan. 9

Explorebigsky.com staff writer

Property owners in Gallatin County may be affected by proposed changes to the Gallatin Canyon/Big Sky Zoning District regulations.

A public hearing to review and comment on the changes is set for Monday, Jan. 9 at 9:30 a.m. in the Big Sky Water and Sewer District conference room, in the Meadow Village.

In March 2010, the Gallatin County Planning and
Zoning Commission adopted a resolution to amend
certain sections of the zoning regulations, originally
adopted in 1996.
Amendments proposed would include:
• Accessory structures, apartments and dwellings
• Hill and ridgeline development
• Lighting, entry corridor standards, enforcement and definitions
• Bed and breakfast inns
• Short-term rentals
• Commercial uses

The committee is now looking at development rights in residential zoning districts. Existing regulations allow construction of both residential and non-residential accessory structures, such as apartments, guest homes, caretaker residences, shops and barns. To better match development with a property’s size and surrounding neighborhood, the committee is proposing a new, more organized approach.

A comparative chart can be viewed at bigskymt.org under ‘special projects.’
To comment before the meeting, contact Tim Skop at
the Gallatin County Planning Department, 311 W.
Main St., #108, Bozeman, Mont., 59715.