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City of Bozeman holds open house for new housing action plan

Posted at 7:13 PM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 21:17:33-04

BOZEMAN — The City of Bozeman held two open houses for the public Tuesday.

The topic of discussion: the newly released community housing action plan.

The plan lays out community housing needs in Bozeman over the next 5 years and reports that between 5,400 and 6,350 housing units are needed in that time to keep up with growth.

The plan aims to have 60% of those new rental and purchased homes to be affordable.

The open house had copies of the new action plan, and staff and city officials were on hand to answer questions about the plan.

“I really wanted to just ask some clarifying questions about what was in the plan, what's next, really trying to learn what's gonna happen next as far as how those action items are going to be fed into a working plan that can be realizable and executable,” said Ryan Kruger, a senior planner at Intrinsik Architecture.

“Because a lot of the ideas with regards to affordable housing, you know, there’s a lot of energy around it. How do you actually put some of those ideas into practice?”

The housing action plan can be found on the city's website here: