Project Re:Code

City of Billings & Yellowstone County

  First major overhaul of city and county zoning regulations in 45 years

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Project Re:Code is our first chance in nearly a half-century to adopt modern regulations that meet the communities' stated goals and aspirations. From downtown to the rims and from the Yellowstone River to the small farms and ranches surrounding Billings, life is moving and changing. The city and County have worked hard over the last few years to update the goals and objectives of its Growth Policy. Now it's time to give those new aspirations the right tools to achieve success.

The Yellowstone County Board of Planning recently created an ad hoc steering committee to oversee Project ReCode. With assistance from Planning staff, this steering committee will guide the overhaul of the existing zoning codes. The steering committee expects the process to take 2 years and will be meeting monthly to review drafts, listen to public comment and finalize sections of the new zoning codes. The final documents will be sent to the City Council and County Commissioners for approval. 

This webpage is intended to be a place where you can find out current and timely information on the work of the steering committee, locate research and resource materials, and connect with committee members and staff working on Project ReCode.


In the upcoming week, the project consultants will be finalizing our draft Zoning Code Assessment for public review and comment.  The schedule of meetings is as follows:

a. Landscaping Working Group

Monday, October 29, 2018 from 10:30 am to Noon

2825 3rd Avenue North, 1st Floor Conference Room

b. Sign Code Working Group 

Monday, October 29, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm 

2825 3rd Avenue North, 1st Floor Conference Room

c. Steering Committee

Monday, October 29, 2018 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

PRPL Administration – 390 N 23rd St, Rooms 1 & 2

d. Public Open HouseZoning Code Assessment Findings

Monday, October 29, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

PRPL Senior Center – 360 N 23rd St 

e. Urban Issues Working Group

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 10:30 am to Noon

2825 3rd Avenue North, 1st Floor Conference Room

f. County Issues Working Group 

 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 3:30 pm to 5 pm

2825 3rd Avenue North, 1st Floor Conference Room