Bozeman Demolition… man + The City’s New Shed
The Bozeman City Commission | Monday January 30th – 6:00 pm
City Hall Bozeman Montana #406-59715
In the City Commission for Monday Jan 30th: Looking to acquire even more property on N Rouse corridor, the City is proposing to purchase the former Summit Motorsports location at 1804 N Rouse. The City of Bozeman currently holds title to 20.934 acres of land on N Rouse, including the now unused MDOT facility. The addition of this property would bring the total to 22.404 acres of nontaxable land. As you can recall the City previously swapped properties with State to secure the MDOT site for the now twice failed L&J facilities.
This old house: In Montana the median age for an owner occupied home is between the 30-39 years. Relatively young compared to that of the earliest US settlements in New England, and New York State. The typical life expectancy of a wood famed structure tops out neat 100 years. Without major improvements to structural components homes typically become functionally and structurally obsolete in the 76-100 year range. “According to the latest 2013 American Housing Survey (AHS), published by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the median age of owner-occupied homes is 37 years old, compared to only 27 years old in 1993.” The Aging US Housing Stock
Bozeman Demolition….. man | Historic Structures
Adoption of Ordinance 1920
These amendments create and clarify obligations of property owners to maintain their property and address the process for when and under what conditions structures can be removed when a structure is classed as a historic structure or located within the Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District (NCOD).
For the past several years, there has been considerable discussion on how to balance historic preservation with community goals for infill development and redevelopment of under- utilized or obsolete properties. Overly restrictive regulations may inhibit desired redevelopment or removal of unsafe structures. Overly permissive regulations may allow the loss of important elements of Bozeman’s unique character. On July 14, 2014, the City Commission conducted a work session with staff to discuss these issues. Agenda item G.6 has the staff memo linked. A copy of the memo and meeting minutes is attached. The draft regulations incorporate the Commission direction given that day with some modifications determined appropriate during the code drafting process. The text amendment seeks a balance of these two issues by creating a clear definition of what is historic and distinguishing how historic, non-historic, and unsafe buildings are addressed.
The City’s New Shed | Resolution No. 4775
Purchase of 1804 N Rouse for Expansion of Vehicle Maintenance Property
As part of its Rouse Avenue-Bozeman improvement project, the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) acquired fee title in the real property located at 1804 N. Rouse Avenue, adjacent to the City’s Vehicle Maintenance property. MDT has entered into a lease with its contractor to utilize a portion of the property for office space to stage and store supplies and equipment during construction of the first phase of the Rouse Avenue project. Typically, MDT does not sell “remainder property” until after a project is completed, and must follow specific statutory procedure for disposition of such property. However, MDT agreed to sell the property to the City at this time provided the sale would be subject to the existing lease. Also, MDT agreed to secure an appraisal to determine the fair market value and the City must agree to purchase the property at 100% of that value.
Consent Items (4 total)
- Authorize Payment of Accounts Payable Claims for Goods and Services(LaMeres)
- Authorize the City Manager to Sign the Letter of Support for the Trust for Public Land’s Grant Application to the Montana State Parks Recreational Trails Program (RTP) for the Story Mill Community Park, for Construction of Interpretive Trails and Boardwalks(Poissant)
- Authorize the City Manager to Sign a Professional Services Agreement with Public Sector Personnel Consultants for a Compensation Study(Jorgenson)
- Resolution 4767, Pursuant to 8.02.080.H, Bozeman Municipal Code, Designating an Additional Dog Restraint-Free Area at Bozeman Pond Park(Poissant)
Special Presentations (1 total)
1. State of the Neighborhoods Address (Johnson/Rockne)
City Commission Action Items (6 total)
- Ordinance 1920 Provisional Adoption, Maintenance of Buildings and Demolition of Historic Structures, Application 14623(Saunders)
- Resolution 4775, Authorizing the Purchase of Real Property at 1804 North Rouse Avenue from the Montana Department of Transportation for the Expansion of the City of Bozeman’s Vehicle Maintenance Property(Woolard/Kukulski)
- Appointment to the Building Board of Appeals(Michalson)
- Legislative Update(Kukulski)
Follow this link for the entire City Commission Agenda www.bozeman.net/Agenda
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