Bozeman Health to Update Subarea Plan at City of Bozeman Request

Corporate news | Friday, May 6, 2022

Contact: Lauren Brendel, M.S.

In 1956, leaders of the health system purchased land on Highland Blvd., which encompasses Hillcrest Senior Living, the Deaconess Hospital campus, and the agricultural fields and ranchland bordered by Highland, Kagy, and Bozeman Trail Road, that is commonly referred to as Highland Glen. In 2006 Bozeman Health created a subarea plan to supplement the City’s Community Plan to guide future uses of the undeveloped Highland Glen area.

In late 2020, the Bozeman City Commission adopted the Bozeman Community Plan. The Community Plan is the overarching vision guiding the City’s evolution over the next ten years - it outlines goals and objectives regarding current and future land uses, transportation and mobility, social and cultural identity, public safety and the environment, and economic development.

The City of Bozeman requested that Bozeman Health update their subarea plan as part of the community plan process. A subarea plan applies the goals and objectives established in the Community Plan to a smaller area, district, or neighborhood—it is a high-level overview of potential future land uses. Bozeman Health currently has no plans to develop the land in Highland Glen. Any future development would require adherence to the City’s Subdivision, Master Site Plan, and Site Plan processes.

Bozeman Health has engaged Sanderson Stewart, a local community design and planning company, to lead a new subarea planning process, which will include robust public engagement. Bozeman Health and Sanderson Stewart are conducting a series of opportunities for community involvement over the next six months. The new subarea plan will be submitted to the City early in 2023, followed by public hearings with the Planning Board and City Commission prior to potential adoption.

Open houses will be hosted at Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital from June through October.

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