Belgrade Area Zoning Regulation

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Did you know there is an Extraterritorial Planning Area surrounding the City of Belgrade?

This 4.5 mile area surrounding the City of Belgrade is located outside city limits, but is connected to the city in many ways. Although the Extraterritorial Planning Area was established in 1975, it has remained largely un-zoned. Taking steps to ensure that development of this area aligns with Belgrade's vision is important for the future of the community.

State law recognizes that good planning doesn’t always follow municipal boundaries and allows the authority of a city-county planning board to extend into areas both inside an incorporated city boundary and in “contiguous unincorporated area outside the city”. As development continues to occur inside the City of Belgrade, the impacts and pressures can extend outside city limits into the adjacent planning area.

The intent of the Belgrade Area Zoning Regulation is to provide Gallatin County and the City of Belgrade an opportunity to look at how development is taking place in this area, identify what is working and what is not, and to work together to create a regulation that will ease any adverse impacts and pressures. The regulation can also create a framework to help the city and county adequately plan for the provision of services and infrastructure for the future.


So, what is zoning?

Zoning is a regulatory framework designed to implement a community vision and minimize adverse impacts. Zoning regulations are designed to ensure that as new development occurs, it is consistent with and will help a community achieve its vision for the future.





Did you know there is an Extraterritorial Planning Area surrounding the City of Belgrade?

This 4.5 mile area surrounding the City of Belgrade is located outside city limits, but is connected to the city in many ways. Although the Extraterritorial Planning Area was established in 1975, it has remained largely un-zoned. Taking steps to ensure that development of this area aligns with Belgrade's vision is important for the future of the community.

State law recognizes that good planning doesn’t always follow municipal boundaries and allows the authority of a city-county planning board to extend into areas both inside an incorporated city boundary and in “contiguous unincorporated area outside the city”. As development continues to occur inside the City of Belgrade, the impacts and pressures can extend outside city limits into the adjacent planning area.

The intent of the Belgrade Area Zoning Regulation is to provide Gallatin County and the City of Belgrade an opportunity to look at how development is taking place in this area, identify what is working and what is not, and to work together to create a regulation that will ease any adverse impacts and pressures. The regulation can also create a framework to help the city and county adequately plan for the provision of services and infrastructure for the future.


So, what is zoning?

Zoning is a regulatory framework designed to implement a community vision and minimize adverse impacts. Zoning regulations are designed to ensure that as new development occurs, it is consistent with and will help a community achieve its vision for the future.